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Turkish Coffee Night featuring Noah’s Pudding

This year, our celebration of Noah’s Pudding was held at our Manchester office on Thursday, October 27. The program started with new NH resident Rustem’s welcome speech, where he stressed the significance of dialogue and stated why we need to engage in intercultural dialogue more than ever in today’s world. After the attendees viewed Turkish Cultural Center’s introduction video, Rustem ...

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Turkic Community Center held it’s first Ramadan Iftar Dinner

On Saturday June 11th 2016 the Turkic Community Center held it’s first Ramadan Iftar Dinner. We had an all star guest list with some State Senators, City Alderman and clergy from the many denomination’s of New Hampshire. Also our friends and family we see every day. > > A video was shown on what Ramadan is all about. The fasting ...

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Intercultural Exchange Trip to Incredible India!

Intercultural Exchange Trip to Incredible India! Turkish Cultural Center organized an intercultural exchange trip to India. The trip coincided with “The 14th International Festival of Language and Culture (IFLC)” which is organized by our sister organization Educational Endowment Trust and co-sponsored by the Ministry of Culture of India. During the trip, our guests were hosted by prominent faith leaders of ...

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Our 4th Cooking Class Chef Nur prepared “Bamya”

On our 4th cooking class Sunday May 1st, Chef Nur prepared “Bamya” (Okra) with Olive Oil.  Chef Nur sautéed onions, fresh peeled tomatoes and Turkish spices in lots of olive oil. We added 2 cups of water with Tomato and red pepper puree.  Reduced the liquid for 10 minutes.  She added pickled okra that we rinsed off.  This simmered for another 10 ...

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Last Cooking Class of the Season

We held our 5th and last cooking class of the season Sunday March 20th.  Please don’t be alarmed, we start up again in 2 weeks.  Chef Nur put on a Traditional Turkish Breakfast. She started out showing us, “Sigara Borek”.   This was a potato and leek pastry shaped like a cigar. They were then brushed with a yogurt wash and baked until crispy.  Then ...

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The 5th Annual Turkic Cultural Day in NH State House

On Thursday, March 31th, the Turkish Cultural Center hosted the 5th Annual Turkish Cultural Day at the State House, in Concord. More than 200 guests enjoyed Turkish culture throughout the day. They had a chance to taste the best examples of Turkish cuisine, Turkish coffee and of course Baklava! The keynote speaker of the event was the Speaker of the ...

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Love is a Verb Documentary Film Screening in Hooksett

On February 11 Thursday, Turkish Cultural Center presented a documentary “Love is a Verb” at Hookset IMAX Cinemas. Love Is A Verb is an examination of a social movement called Hizmet aka Gulen Movement after its inspiration source Fethullah Gulen, a man that Time Magazine named as one of the most influential leaders in the world in 2013. Following the ...

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Cooking Class Week 4

The 4th cooking class was held Sunday March 13th.  We greeted each other with eager excitement.  What will we cook and eat today?  The main entrée “Hunkar Begendi”, meaning The King’s Choice.  We sautéed onions with chopped beef.  We added diced tomatoes, green peppers, and an array of herbs and spices.  A fairly thick Béchamel Sauce with roasted smashed eggplants was prepared.   We took the ...

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Cooking Class Week 3

On our 3rd cooking class held March 6th, we went vegan and vegetarian.  Chef Nur made “Kisir”, a bulgur salad with parsley, green onions, vidalia onions, and tomato puree.  Seasoned with Turkish herbs and spices. She also wanted to show us an Izmirian Potato Salad.  This healthy salad was mixed with dill pickles, chopped fresh dill and parsley. Garnished with green onions.  Both of ...

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Cooking Class Week 2

On our 2nd cooking class we had a very special friend and chef Humeyra Ozcan who taught us how to prepare “Badem Corbasi”.  This soup was made with ground almonds and milk.  The ground almonds were browned in unsalted butter.  She added  some flour to make a roux.  This thickened the soup.  The soup was then garnished with toasted almonds ...

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