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Menemen - Authentic Turkish Breakfast

Breakfast + Lunch, when and why did we combine the two?

Emrah Yıldız, Instructor · Anadolu Üniversitesi,

popular traditional Turkish dish


changes in how we prepare disshes like menemen make culture richer, according to Yıldız. Breakfast and menemen is about time with family, tea bringing people togeth to eat together and share. Now people are doing fusions with adding samon.

special because it was considered sultan food.


Menemen is a district of İzmir Province in Turkey


Menemen is a popular traditional Turkish dish that includes eggs, tomato, green peppers, and spices such as ground black and red pepper cooked in olive oil.

Menemen may be made with onions, but the addition of onions is often debated and is more common when menemen is eaten as a main dish, rather than at breakfast. The dish is similar to shakshouka.

Menemen is commonly eaten for breakfast and served with bread. Its name originates from a small town in Izmir Province.


Basic dish of tomato eggs onions, served in Turkish copper skillet called a sahan

debate about the addition of onions

people started adding pepper

Aleppo pepper may be added. The addition of onions is often debated and is more common when menemen is not eaten at breakfast but as a main dish. Some Turkish cooks like Saniye Anne insist that a proper menemen can not be made without onions. In 2018, Turkish food critic Vedat Milor launched a Twitter poll to resolve the discussion about onion within menemen. The poll became widely popular, with 437,657 people voting. The vote proved inconclusive, as the onion faction only had a narrow victory, with 51% of the vote

17th century the tomato comes to europe from the US



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