Tuna and Mesude Özyürekoglu
Mesude is a forest engineer and the director of the Belgrade Forest in Istanbul. This forest is within a special conservation program and a research area for Istanbul University Faculty of Forestry. She also has a master's degree and is studying in a doctorate program in forestry law in Istanbul University.
Tuna is an orthopedic surgeon at a hospital in Instanbul. He came to Kentucky to study hand surgery at the Kleinert Institute in Louisville.
While they were here they got to see a Kentucky farm and learn about some of the forest species in Appalachian hardwood forests. We also took them to Lake Cumberland for a look at watershed management in Kentucky.
Eva with Tuna and Mesude at Lake Cumberland
Duane and Eva with Mesude and Tuna
Turkish Coffee Set
|The original treat westerners call Turkish Delight is a type of
candy made with cornstarch, syrup, flavoring and various other ingredients such as nuts
and dried fruits. It was created by an Ottoman chef anxious to please the reigning Sultan.
The Ottoman court provided ample opportunity for creativity in the kitchen, as many were eager to please the Sultan and gain promotion. Contemporary menus offer Turkish Delight and several, equally delicious confections of Ottoman origin, some with pleasantly sensual names such as "lady's thigh," "beauty's lips" and "lady's navel."
"Stare Bead" To ward off evil
Last revised August 12, 1999.
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