Friday, 13 November 2015

How A South American Soap Opera Created A Turkish Dessert Craze

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Desserts have a special place on the Turkish table - after all, this is a country whose main cultural export is Turkish Delight. Turkey has a long and noble pastry history with many dessert variations.

So when a Latin America dessert called tres leches (modified to trile├že in Turkish) began appearing on menus throughout Istanbul a few years ago, it made sense, palate-wise. What is more surprising is the source of this dish: South American soap operas.

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