At the end of May a reader commented on our post about Bulgur Pilaf – Dikranagerdtsi-style:
She wrote: “Hi…my mother came from Adpapazar… I wonder if there are any recipes or ways of cooking from that area?? Also, what about people who originated from Kungular which is 60 miles south of Istanbul.”
My curiousity piqued; I emailed her in return:
“When I read your comment, it got me thinking. I don’t have any information about the regions you’ve mentioned, but I’ll happily (do some research) and post your request for our general readership to see if anyone can help.
Are you sure of the spellings you gave me? It would be most helpful in the search.
|Adapazari Squash Photo from Giants Forum|
What I did discover (from Wikipedia) is that there has been an Armenian community in Adapazari since 1608. There is a variety of squash called ‘Adapazari winter squash’ which grows quite large, has a gray exterior with large ribs, and is very tasty when steamed with butter, salt and pepper. I know there is a borag (borek) by this name, but haven’t found a specific recipe (for it).”
I haven’t come across any useful information about Kungular.”
Audience, here’s where I need your help … if anyone has an answer to this reader’s request, please email me: email@example.com. Thanks!