In February 2015, I wrote a blog post about sunday family lunches around the big wooden table in my parents’ place. I wrote about some memories and many dishes in that blog post. But there is one dish that I did not mention in that article, and it is “Circassian chicken”.
The cultural and ethnic diversity in Turkey finds a reflection in my own family as well. My father, for instance, comes from an Ubykh family, related to Circassians. I’ve never known my grandparents who were both Ubykh and who unfortunately passed away before I was born, but my father always tells me how much I look like his mother. I am as white (rather pale), calm and quiet apparently.