World famous celebrities enjoyed the Turkish meal during Oscar awards night held at Los Angeles 2019. As a result of the tremendous efforts of the Turkey One Association, this year the world popular Turkish meals made it to the Oscar menu.The Turkish meals were served after the successful completion of 91st Oscar awards, which was prepared with the contribution of the Celebrity chef of Oscar awards ceremony, Mr. Wolfgang Puck.
Turkish cuisine is often regarded as one of the greatest in the world. Its culinary traditions have successfully survived over 1,300 years for several reasons, including its favourable location and Mediterranean climate.
Some of thewell-known Turkish meals such as “Ali Nazik” eggplant puree with yoghurt served with seasoned ground meat, Sea bass served on grape leaves, “YaprakSarmasi” Olive oil stuffed rice in wine leaves, “YagMantisi” , Baklava and famous Ottoman pomegranate drink“Serbet”were served to the elite guests at the Oscar awards.
The Head of T-ONE Association,Ms. DemetSabancıCetindogan mentioned that as a result of the efforts, they are very proud of serving Turkish meal to the participants of Oscar award.
Every year famous hollywood actor, actress, producers, directors and top management of the film industry participate to Oscar awards which is organised by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science since 1929.The Oscar awards which was broadcasted live in 200 countries and watched by millions of viewers has turned into an enormous show.
Turkey’s rich history is evident in its food. With its Ottoman past, it has a lot in common with cuisines from the Caucasian, Circassian, Central Asian, Middle Eastern, Balkan and Greek regions.India has emerged as a big feeder market for Turkish cuisine. In recent years, there has also been an increase in popularity for Turkish beverages and coffee, sweets and goodies. More & more Indians have developed a taste for Turkish offerings and the inclusion of Turkish meals in Oscars menu will give it a huge boost in India
“In the last few years, Turkish cuisine has become popular in India with a plenty of restaurants in major cities serving Turkish meals. In addition to being the refined product of centuries of experience, Turkish Cuisine has a very pure quality. The variety and simplicity of the recipes and the quality of the ingredients are guarantees of delicious meals. We look forward to more opportunities of serving Turkish cuisine to a larger audience” said H. Deniz ERSÖZ, Culture & Tourism Counsellor, Turkish Culture and Tourism Office in India.