Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival 2011

The Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival is a cultural and historical event that includes exhibitions, food, art craft, performances, dances and live music activities. More than 40,000 people from United States and around the world attend the four-day event each year.

The 1st Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival were held in OC Fairgrounds and the 2nd one at OC Great Park. This year, the festival comes back at the OC Fairgrounds on October 6th through 9th.

Visitors enter the festival area through the “Civilizations Path”, which consists of 14 gates each representing different civilizations like Hittite, Troy, Urartu, Frig, Lydia, Ionia, Kingdom of Commagane, Persians, Byzantium, Roman Empire, Great Seljuk Empire, Ottoman Empire, and Republic of Turkiye. Anatolia has been a cradle for all these and many other civilizations throughout the history. At each gate, actors wearing authentic costumes of each civilization welcome and greet all visitors.

Three dimensional giant-sized replicas of five different cities of Anatolia (Istanbul, Konya, Antalya, Mardin and Van) and the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul are assembled with panoramic backgrounds. Artisans traveling all the way from Turkey display and demonstrate many traditional handicrafts like hand- woven carpets, the arts of water marbling, calligraphy, stone-carving and filigree during the four-day festival.

The replica of the Grand Bazaar of Istanbul houses more than 100 booths with food, handcrafts, souvenirs, and art exhibits. Visitors are able to freshen themselves up with a cup of Turkish coffee or several glasses of tea at another busy spot of the festival area, named after the traditional Ottoman Coffee House. Just like the real Grand Bazaar, visitors can walk through the booths displaying hand-made jewelry, scarves, lucky charms and hand- woven carpet displays accompanied by the Anatolian hospitality.

Visitors are drawn into 99 different kinds of food including kebabs and doner (Gyros), various kinds of desserts including baklava, dumplings, and the world famous tough and sticky Maras’s ice-cream. The Anatolian Cultures and Food Festival is a feast for all of the five senses!

Questions?

Call Us: (310)208-7290
Write Us: [email protected]
Offical Festival Webpage: www.anatolianfestival.org

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Festival Location and Directions

The Anatolian Cultures & Food Festival will be held on the following days and times:

10:00AM – 10:00PM Thursday October 6th, 2011
10:00AM – 10:00PM Friday October 7th, 2011
10:00AM – 10:00PM Saturday October 8th, 2011
10:00AM – 10:00PM Sunday October 9th, 2011

Orange County Fairgrounds – Costa Mesa, CA

IN ORANGE COUNTY:
The 405, 5, 91 and 22 Freeways all connect with the south Newport (55) Freeway.
Exit Del Mar/Fair Drive, right on Fair Drive.

FROM LOS ANGELES
5 south or 405 south to 55 south, exit Del Mar/Fair Drive, right on Fair Drive.

FROM LAX/LONG BEACH
405 south, exit Fairview, right on Fairview, left on Fair Drive.

FROM RIVERSIDE
91 west to 55 south, exit Del Mar/Fair Drive, right on Fair Drive.

FROM SAN DIEGO
5 north to 405 north to 55 south, exit Del Mar/Fair Drive, right on Fair Drive.

The OC Fair & Event Center is located at
88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626.

 

Food List and Descriptions

KAHVALTILIKLAR / BREAKFAST FOOD

Turkish Name : Simit
English Name : Turkish Bagel
Description : Bagel with sesame seeds
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Kaşarlı Tost
English Name : Toast with Mozzarella Cheese
Description : Two slices of bread with a layer cheese inside
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Sucuklu Tost
English Name : Toast with Sojouk
Description : Two slices of bread with a layer sojouk inside
Vegetarian : No
Turkish Name : Karışık Tost
English Name : Mix Toast
Description : Two slices of bread with a layer sojouk & cheese mix inside
Vegetarian : No
Turkish Name : Poğaça
English Name : Bread rolls with filling
Description : Pastry filled with cheese or potato
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Açma
English Name : Soft Turkish Bagel
Description : A savory bun made with yeast dough
Vegetarian : Yes

 

BÖREKLER / BOREK

Turkish Name : Peynirli Börek
English Name : Cheese Borek
Description : Layered fillo with cheese filling
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Ispanaklı Börek
English Name : Spinach Borek
Description : Layered pastry with spinach and cheese
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Patatesli Börek
English Name : Potato Borek
Description : Layered pastry with potato
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Kıymalı Börek
English Name : Ground Beef Borek
Description : Layered pastry with ground beef
Vegetarian : No
Turkish Name : Kalem Böreği
English Name : Rolled Pastry
Description : A rolled and fried pastry, filled with cheese and parsley
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Boşnak Böreği
English Name : Bosnian Borek
Description : Meat-filled pastry, traditionally rolled in a spiral and cut into sections for serving
Vegetarian : Yes

 

GÖZLEME / GOZLEME

Turkish Name : Peynirli Gözleme
English Name : Gozleme with Cheese
Description : Fillo pastry with cheese
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Ispanaklı Gözleme
English Name : Gozleme with Spinach
Description : Fillo pastry with spinach and cheese
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Patateslı Gözleme
English Name : Gozleme with Potato
Description : Fillo pastries with potatoes
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Kıymalı Gözleme
English Name : Gozleme with Ground Beef
Description : Fillo pastries with ground beef
Vegetarian : No

 

SALATALAR / SALADS

Turkish Name : Çoban Salata
English Name : Shepherd’s Salad
Description : Made with onion, tomatoes, cucumber with olive oil
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Patlıcan Salata
English Name : Roasted Eggplant Salad
Description : Roasted eggplant with garlic and yoghurt
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Havuç Salata
English Name : Carrot Salad
Description : Boiled carrot in yoghurt with garlic
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Mevsim Salata
English Name : Season Salad
Description : Composed of lettuce, tomatoes, cucumber, lemon juice
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Rus Salatası
English Name : American Salad
Description : Composed of diced potatoes, vegetables in mayonnaise and yoghurt
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Sade Makarna
English Name : Pasta
Description : Plain macaroni
Vegetarian : Yes

 

ÇORBALAR / SOUPS

Turkish Name : Yoğurt Çorbası
English Name : Yogurt Soup
Description : Made with rice, yogurt and mint
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Tarhana Çorbası
English Name : Tarhana Soup
Description : A dried food stuff made chiefly of curds and flour
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Mercimek Çorbası
English Name : Lentil Soup
Description : Made with potatoes, carrot, onion, lentil and spices
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Kelle Paça Çorbası
English Name : Tripe Soup
Description : Made with hooves, tripe and garlic sauce
Vegetarian : No
Turkish Name :
English Name : Ash Reshteh
Description : Lentil, red beans, vegetables, herbs, seasoning and noodles
Vegetarian : No

 

ZEYTİNYAĞLILAR / OLIVE OIL DISHES

Turkish Name : Sarma
English Name : Stuffed Grape Leaves
Description : Stuffed with rice, onion, and spices
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Biber Dolma
English Name : Stuffed Peppers
Description : Stuffed with rice, onion, and spices
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : İmam Bayıldı
English Name : Imam Bayildi
Description : Eggplant with veggie filling
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Karışık Kızartma
English Name : Fries Mix
Description : Fried eggplant & potato & pepper in tomato sauce
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Börülce
English Name : Long Bean
Description : Sautéed in olive oil
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Barbunya
English Name : Pinto Beans
Description : Romano (Pinto) beans in olive oil
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Enginar
English Name : Artichokes
Description : Stuffed with carrot and potato
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Taze Fasulye
English Name : Flat Beans
Description : Beans sautéed in olive oil
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Kısır
English Name : Kisir
Description : A mildly-spiced appetizer made with cracked wheat and salad
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Bamya
English Name : Okra
Description : Okras cooked with onion and tomato
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Kuru Patlıcan Dolması
English Name : Stuffed Dry Eggplants
Description : Stuffed with rice, onion, and spices
Vegetarian : Yes

 

SICAK YEMEK / MAIN DISHES

Turkish Name : Kuru Fasulye
English Name : Kidney Beans
Description : Kidney beans with beef
Vegetarian : No
Turkish Name : Nohut
English Name : Chickpeas
Description : Chickpeas with beef
Vegetarian : No
Turkish Name : Tas Kebabı
English Name : Bowl Kebab
Description : Stewed kebab in a bowl, made of meat and vegetables
Vegetarian : No
Turkish Name : Karnıyarık
English Name : Karniyarik
Description : Stuffed eggplants with ground beef
Vegetarian : No
Turkish Name : Pilav
English Name : Rice Pilaf
Description : Cooked rice
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Bulgur Pilavı
English Name : Cracked-Wheat Pilaf
Description : Cracked-wheat cooked with tomatoes and green pepper
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Mantı
English Name : Turkish Ravioli
Description : Dumplings boiled and covered with yoghurt and garlic sauce
Vegetarian : No
Turkish Name : İçli Köfte
English Name : Stuffed Kofte
Description : A meatball that has been coated with a paste made of cracked wheat and meat and then fried
Vegetarian : No
Turkish Name : Kumpir
English Name : Kumpir
Description : Baked jacket potatoes with various fillings
Vegetarian : Yes

 

KEBAP VE IZGARALAR / KEBAB & GRILL

Turkish Name : Et Döner
English Name : Beef Doner (Gyro-Shawarma)
Description : Marinated beef with spices, cooked on a vertical broiler
Vegetarian : No
Turkish Name : Tavuk Döner
English Name : Chicken Doner (Gyro-Shawarma)
Description : Marinated chicken with spices, cooked on a vertical broiler
Vegetarian : No
Turkish Name : Köfte
English Name : Meatball
Description : Skewered ground lamb meatballs blended with parsley, herbs, onions, and tomatoes
Vegetarian : No
Turkish Name : Adana Kebap
English Name : Adana Kebab
Description : Ground lamb meat, marinated with herbs, charcoal grilled, mounted on a wide skewer
Vegetarian : No
Turkish Name : Şiş Kebap
English Name : Lamb Shish Kebab
Description : Small cubes of lamb marinated with herbs and spices, on a skewer; grilled for perfection
Vegetarian : No
Turkish Name : Tavuk Şiş Kebap
English Name : Chicken Shish Kebab
Description : Small cubes of chicken marinated with herbs and spices, on a skewer; grilled for perfection
Vegetarian : No
Turkish Name : Sucuk Izgara
English Name : Grilled Sojouk
Description : Dry, spicy sausage in Turkish cuisine; beef pepperoni (spicy)
Vegetarian : No
Turkish Name : İskender Kebabı
English Name : Alexander Kebab
Description : Thinly cut grilled lamb basted with hot tomato sauce over pieces of pita bread, melted butter and yogurt
Vegetarian : No
Turkish Name : Tavuk Çevirme
English Name : Roasted Chicken
Description : Spit roasted chicken
Vegetarian : No
Turkish Name : Tantuni
English Name : Tantuni
Description : Small beef cut in strips cooked with onion, green pepper, parsley, tomatoes, and seasoning
Vegetarian : No
Turkish Name : Tavuk Köfte
English Name : Chicken Meatball
Description : Skewered ground chicken meatballs blended with parsley, herbs, onions, and tomatoes
Vegetarian : No

 

SÜTLÜ TATLILAR / DAIRY DESSERTS

Turkish Name : Sütlaç
English Name : Turkish Rice Pudding
Description : Dessert with rice, milk and sugar
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Dondurma
English Name : Ice Cream
Description : Varieties of Turkish sticky ice cream
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Tavuk Göğsü
English Name : Creamy Pudding
Description : Creamy pudding with mastic
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Güllaç
English Name : Gullac
Description : Turkish dessert made with milk, pomegranate and a special kind of pastry
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Çikolatalı Puding
English Name : Chocolate Pudding
Description : Pudding with chocolate
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Profiterol
English Name : Profiteroles
Description : Cream puff (US) filled with whipped cream, pastry cream, or ice cream
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Yaş Pasta
English Name : Cakes
Description : Decorated cakes with fruits and chocolate
Vegetarian : Yes

 

 

DİĞER TATLILAR / DESSERTS

Turkish Name : Şekerpare
English Name : Sekerpare
Description : Baked soft pastry dipped in syrup
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Kemalpaşa
English Name : Kemalpasha Dessert
Description : Sponge pastry polls in syrup
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Lokma
English Name : Morsel
Description : Yeast fritters in syrup
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Künefe
English Name : Kunefe
Description : Angel’s hair, pastry with soft cheese filling in syrup
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Baklava
English Name : Baklava
Description : Multilayered flaky pastry with walnuts, pistachios etc.
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Kadayıf
English Name : Angel’s Hair Dessert
Description : Oven-baked shredded pastry with pistachio filling in syrup
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Bülbül Yuvası
English Name : Nightingale’s Nest
Description : Nest-shaped pastry with nuts in syrup
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Revani
English Name : Revani
Description : Semolina cake soaked in light syrup
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Cezerye
English Name : Carrot Balls
Description : Made with carrot, tea biscuits and walnut
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Aşure
English Name : Noah’s Pudding
Description : Dessert with wheat grains, nuts, and dried fruits
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Halka Tatlı
English Name : Dessert Ring
Description : Fried pastry in syrup
Vegetarian : Yes

 

İÇECEKLER / BEVERAGES

Turkish Name : Çay
English Name : Hot tea
Description : Black tea, brewed Turkish style
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Türk Kahvesi
English Name : Turkish Coffee
Description : A world famous tradition with special-roast coffee grounds
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Ayran
English Name : Yoghurt drink
Description : Lightly salted blend of yoghurt and water
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Limonata
English Name : Lemonade
Description :
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Şerbet
English Name : Sherbet
Description : Sweetened cranberry juice
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Salep
English Name : Sahlep
Description : Made from sahlep roots in hot milk and cinnamon
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Gazlı İçecekler
English Name : Sodas
Description : Sodas, Coke,
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Meyve Suları
English Name : Fruit Juice
Description : Variety of fruit juices
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Su
English Name : Water
Description :
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Maden Suyu
English Name : Sparkling water
Description :
Vegetarian : Yes

 

ÇOCUK ALANI / KIDSLAND

Turkish Name : Patlamış Mısır
English Name : Popcorn
Description :
Vegetarian : Yes
Turkish Name : Pamuk Şeker
English Name : Cotton candy
Description :
Vegetarian : Yes

 

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