New flavors are my favorite discoveries. When at home, I'm drooling over these pictures. When I finally get on the road my mind is on vacation but taste buds are at work. When I get back it's time to start cooking.
Street Food Cures The Common Cold
We arrived in Istanbul with runny noses and foggy heads. Luckily we were introduced to Salep, a hot drink sold on the cheap from street vendors armed with steaming copper kettles. In addition to ingredients like milk, honey, and cream, ground orchid bud is a main ingredient as well. The medicinal properties in the flower have been used for centuries, and it looks like it's still just as useful as it ever was. Not only is it incredibly delicious and perfect for a cold Istanbul day, but our head colds were gone as well! (Catch! Delicious entry!)