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Street Food Cures the Common Cold Istanbul  Turkey

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. 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!)