Hooray!! It’s National Falafel Day! Nearly every Turkish restaurant (outside of Türkiye) offers this delicious fried chic-pea dish. Conversely, people living in Türkiye do not frequently consume the dish. It’s not really a Turkish food. Unlike in The Middle East, Falafel is not served as street food in The Republic.
The City of Istanbul was once called Constantinople. Türkiye was formerly known as Turkey. Now it’s Türkiye not Turkey. Why did Turkey get the works?
The version by They Might Be Giants appeared on the album Flood which was released in 1990. It also appeared in an episode of Tiny Toon Adventures.
The song was first made famous in 1953 by The Four Lads.
The most recognizable landmark in The City of Istanbul would be the Haga Sofia. Below is a photo I found from “7 Interesting Facts About Haga Sofia“. First it was a Church then a Mosque. Then it became a Museum and then a Mosque again. They switch things up a lot.
What food do you eat that has been wrongly lumped in with a certain culture’s cuisine? Tell us about it in the comments.
Corned Beef and Cabbage, at St. Patrick’s Day. Corned beef is not commonly eaten in Ireland, lamb is the meat of choice for this holiday. But when Irish people first started coming to America, most were very poor and corned beef was a cheap option. But, it’s not a traditional Irish dish at all. And there is no such thing as “green beer”, that is wholly American. No true Irish person would dare pollute their beer with anything, especially food coloring.