Istanbul Trip, Day 4, Scene 3
"At last the Turkish Delight was all finished and Edmund was looking very hard at the empty box and wishing that she would ask him whether he would like some more. Probably the Queen knew quite well what he was thinking; for she knew, though Edmund did not, that this was enchanted Turkish Delight and that anyone who had once tasted it would want more and more of it, and would even, if they were allowed, go on eating it till they killed themselves." (C. S. Lewis, Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)
Turkish delight is a family of confections based on a gel of starch and sugar. Premium varieties consist largely of chopped dates, pistachios, and hazelnuts or walnuts bound by the gel; traditional varieties are mostly gel, generally flavored with rosewater, mastic, Bergamot orange, or lemon. The confection is often packaged and eaten in small cubes dusted with icing sugar, copra, or powdered cream of tartar, to prevent clinging.
The sweet as it is known today was invented by Hacı Bekir Efendi. He moved to Istanbul from his hometown Kastamonu and opened his confectionery shop in the district of Bahçekapı in 1777. The company still operates under the founder's name. (from Wikipedia)
This was taken at Malatya Pazarı confectionery stand on the ground floor of Istinye Park (see WS photo).
Edmund’un Zevki İçin
İstanbul Seyahati, Gün 4, Sahne 3
"Sonunda lokumun tümü bitmişti ve Edmund boş kutuya uzun uzun bakıyor ve onun biraz daha isteyip istemediğini sormasını diliyordu. Muhtemelen Kraliçe onun ne düşündüğünü çok iyi biliyordu; çünkü biliyordu ki, Edmund bilmese de, bu büyülü lokumdu ve bir kez tadan herkes daha fazla ve daha fazlasını isteyecekdi ve izin verilse, kendisini öldürene kadar bile, bunu yemeye devam edecekdi." (C. S. Lewis, Narnia Günlükleri: Aslan, Cadı ve Dolap)
Lokum nişasta ve şeker jeli üzerinde bazlı bir şekerleme çeşididir. En iyi çeşitleri büyük ölçüde jel ile bağlı doğranmış hurma, antep fıstığı, fındık veya cevizden oluşur; geleneksel çeşitleri genellikle gül suyu, sakız, bergamut, veya limon ile tatlandırılmış, çoğunlukla jeldir. Şekerleme genellikle küçük küpler halinde ve yapışmasını önlemek için, pudra şekeri, hindistancevizi veya tartar toz kremi ile kaplı ambalajlanır ve yenir.
Bugün bilinen tatlı Hacı Bekir Efendi tarafından icat edilmiştir. Memleketi Kastamonu’dan İstanbul'a taşındı ve 1777 yılında Bahçekapı semtinde şekerleme dükkanı açtı. Şirket halen kurucusunun adı altında faaliyet göstermektedir. (Vikipedi’den)
Bu İstinye Park zemin katında Malatya Pazarı şekerleme tezgâhında (bkz. atölye fotoğrafı) alındı.
Critiques | Translate
ikeharel (58275) 2014-04-13 1:00
Beautiful tricolor of the Lokum, with great details of nuts and pistacio on the green ones, Murat.
Just the smell and texture of its honey and sugar can make one gain weiight...
It is a "Delight" goody from Turkey. Charming and appetizing.
seres76 (976) 2014-04-13 2:13
Merhabalar. Hikayeler muhtesem. Daha nice bilgilere...
jhm (140110) 2014-04-13 5:05
This is very pleasant to look at, my first reaction was this are cobblestones, but this his candy.
Lovely daily life picture with pleasant colours and great presentation.
Excellent composition with depth and perspective.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice Sunday,
arnie (1803) 2014-04-13 5:14
Nice close up of the traditional Turkish Delight.
We always have to bring plenty back from our trips to Dalyan. One year were 6 kilos over weight and it cost us £60 in excess baggage. At todays rate that would be
Nicou (123350) 2014-04-13 5:57
quelle vue e tiamge de ces sucreries sueprbe captage et compo quel rendu de tons et cela à l'air bien bon merveilleuse vue et compo.
Bravo et amitié
marabu61 (8593) 2014-04-13 9:06
Now that looks sticky indeed. Very attractive close up of this display of Turkish delights that wants me to tuck in at once.
have a good sunday
Subhogen (4065) 2014-04-13 10:45
Nice close up shot of the mouth watering Turkish delicacies of various flavours. Good for people having a sweet tooth. From what I have seen from this must be a mouth watering treat after dinner. Nice one, thanks for sharing.
elenimavrandoni (14259) 2014-04-13 11:07
Murat, I really like Lokum and all the Turkish delicacies...every time I visit my beautiful Istanbul I always come back with w few more kilos...so hard to resist..
a very tempting close up with the true color greatly highlighted!!
I would gladly have one now with Turkish coffee...
jcpix (13688) 2014-04-13 19:42
I've seen these many times during my travels, but have never actually stopped to "smell the roses." (a.k.a taste the treats. :)) They certainly make for an interesting compilation of colors, shapes and textures within a tight frame such as this. A smart idea to include the sign as part of the loose abstract, giving the context of material. Note to self: Must try next time for sure...if it's sugary, I'm in! :) enjoy the new week ahead. All the best.
TRB (13763) 2014-04-14 8:53
Benim gözüm arkada ki fıstıklı lokumlara takıldı:)
güzel bir çekim ve paylaşım, tebrikler
ChrisJ (99364) 2014-04-14 9:17
Effective tight framing here and the confectionery looks delicious. Excellent repetition pf patterns shapes and colors with the price tag nicely breaking the mold. Good sharpness & diffused light. An informative accompanying note too. Have a great week ahead!
fotka (3565) 2014-04-17 6:40
I still remember delightful taste of Turkish Delight from Istanbul's Airport when I was waiting for my connection. They are so delicious and when I see this photo I started missing them.
Great close-up shot with perfect colors, light, sharpness.
COSTANTINO (56307) 2014-04-18 7:02
Hello dear friend
lets taste now those delicious sweets
just the smell and the beauty are
enough to chang my mood now
jmdias (56219) 2014-04-23 1:30
look like the sweets people of my region does with green papaya or pumpkin.. very interesting use of the shapes and colors here.
- Copyright: Murat Tanyel (mcmtanyel) (14137)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-03-10
- Categories: Food
- Camera: Nikon Coolpix AW100, JPEG Normal
- Exposure: f/4.2, 1/250 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Desserts III [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2014-04-12 21:41