TRADITIONAL TASTES OF BEYPAZARI
Beypazarę is a point of
attraction not only for its historical beauty but also
its local cuisine. The cuisine of Beypazar is delicate
and elegant. You can taste Home-made Tarhana Soup,
meat casserole cooked in special casseroles in stone
ovens, stuffed grape leaf with meat and rice, 80-ply
Baklava sweet pastry- and Höțmelim, a local dessert
made of flour, milk, cream, salt, oil and sugar in the
You can taste and buy Beypazarę Kurusu, which is a
famous cookie for tea times, and only produced in
Beypazarę. It is a different experience tasting these
cooks in the historical mansions.
Local cook competitions
are organized in the traditional annual fest of Carrot
and Casserole and awards are given for the best
tastes. The most of reason for Beypazaręs rich
cuisine is that Beypazarę has plenty of agricultural
products. 70 % of the population is into agriculture
because its lands are very productive. Beypazarę sells
tomatoes, spinach, cucumber, lettuce, green pepper and
carrots to the big cities like Istanbul and Ankara. It
is aimed at expanding the organic agriculture in
Beypazarę, which has been in increase in the recent
years. 60 % of the carrots in Turkey are produced in
Beypazarę. The by products of carrot carrot delight,
carrot jam and carrot juice are the most valuable
products for Beypazarę. Molasses thick syrup made by
boiling down the saccharine juice of quality grapes
grown in Beypazarę and praline are also important
Beypazarę Casserole, one of the special tastes of the local cuisine
is prepared carefully and cooked in stone ovens.
Stuffed Grape Leaf with Meat and Rice
secret of the unique taste of Beypazarę Dolma, which is one of the
important local cuisines of Beypazarę, is the fresh grape leaves,
special meat and rice and skillful hands of women of Beypazarę.
Beypazarę Baklava Sweet Pastry
Although Baklava of Beypazarę is 80 ply, it is not so thick.
Home-made baklava with walnut are cooked for 4 hours.
Beypazarę Hardtack, like Scottish shortbread
is indispensable food at Breakfasts and tea times. It is made of
flour, milk, butter and keeps its freshness for a year.
Höțmelim, a local dessert made of
flour, milk, cream, salt, oil and sugar.
Höțmelim is an important local dessert
made of unsalted cheese, flour and sugar. Perçem is another
different fried dessert of Beypazarę, made of thin dough and walnut.
Beypazarę Carrot and Carrot Delight
of the carrots in Turkey are produced in Beypazarę. The by products
of carrot carrot delight, carrot jam and carrot juice are the
most valuable products for Beypazarę.
The secret of the quality of Beypazarę praline lies in the mixture
of grape juice and walnut. No sugar and water are added to the grape