To put aside the differences they have had for so many years and to unite against the “common enemy”, the Turkish diplomat, Umut Atsar, called on the two sides.
Except that his intention is obviously humorous, as the common enemy is the… dolmadaki.
The Turkish diplomat seems to have found a completely different diplomatic way to unite the two sides by turning the topic of discussion to food.
After all, dolmades are a food that could really make Greeks and Turks sit down at the same table and put aside their… moaning.
Dolmas: The food of the East
For those who don’t know dolma, we find it in Greek cuisine, Turkish cuisine, but also in the surrounding areas such as Russia, the Middle East, the Caucasus and Central and South Asia.
Perhaps the best known is the one made with grape leaves, while in Greece lettuce and cabbage leaves are also used to wrap the filling.
Outside of Greece, the word dolmas also refers to stuffed dishes filled with other vegetables, such as onion, zucchini, eggplant, tomato and pepper. Meat dolmades are generally served hot, often with sauce or eggnog.
Fast food is generally served cold, although in Iran it is eaten both ways.
Fasting and not often eaten with yogurt. In a small village, Nikisiani Kavalas, the villagers celebrate every year in June, making the “festival of Sarma”.