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The perks of living with a Turkish chef is that you come home to dinner that looks likes this!

 

Dating back to the Ottoman Empire, eggplant is a common and frequently used ingredient in Turkish cuisine.

Karnıyarık, literally translates to ‘split belly’. A popular, Turkish, homestyle dish featuring an eggplant split in half and stuffed with a mix of onion, garlic, black pepper, tomato paste and ground meat.

 

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