Turkish Food Snapshot: Breakfast
olives-a standard staple, black ones, green ones Turks love their olives!
white sheep’s cheese-there are many different variations, from mild to extremely salty
jam-I am truly spoiled because my host mother makes the most delicious homemade jams from apricots and strawberries
a loaf of freshly baked bread-usually bought right before the meal; a breakfast is not complete without this starch (but toasted bread can be a good substitute)
eggs-boiled, or in omelet form with common ingredients being cheese, sucuk (dry, spicy sausage), bell peppers
tomatoes and cucumbers-usually with salt and/or olive oil
This is usually an elaborate weekend set-up, and breakfast on the weekdays is very basic, usually consisting of simit (a round bagel), some cheese and olives, cereal or toast.