Quince-Flavored Tarhana

Preparation info

  • Makes about

    4 cups

    • Difficulty


Appears in

The Slow Mediterranean Kitchen

By Paula Wolfert

Published 2003

  • About

Turkish tarhana is one of the oldest forms of preserved wheat and dairy food in the eastern Mediterranean, and it hasn’t evolved much over the centuries. Its gende, sour flavor comes from yogurt, soured milk, or yeast. The one I offer here, made with a combination of yogurt, semolina flour, and quince has a unique flavor and complex aroma and is a personal favorite from the Black Sea town of Amasra. It is used to flavor vegetable dishes such as Eggplant