Shane journeys north across the Pontic Mountains, to reach the Black Sea port town of Trabzon, where he tracks down a very special fish, known as the hamsi, as well as recipes that do this small, anchovy-like creature, justice.
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3 Jul 2014 - 4:24 PM  UPDATED 15 Jan 2017 - 11:03 PM

Shane joins a long and venerable list of adventurers whose epic voyages have landed them in the legendary Black Sea port town of Trabzon. Along the way, Shane undertakes a culinary odyssey, stopping in villages while crossing the Pontic Mountains, to meet mountain folk who share the secrets of perfecting their simplistic food, including sutlac (rice pudding), and kuymak (a cheese dish), which is accompanied by cornbread.

 

Recipes

Cornbread-crumbed hamsi

Hamsi pilaf, preserved orange rice

Rosewater sütlaç, pistachio crumble