Photo: Turkish Delight

March 3rd, 2010 by Smithsonian Journeys
Turkish Delight is available in many delicious varieties in Istanbul's markets. Photo: Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

Turkish Delight is available in many delicious varieties in Istanbul's markets. Photo: Inka Piegsa-Quischotte

Turkish delight, or lokum, has been made and enjoyed in Turkey since the 15th century. Originally flavored with honey, and molasses, today’s lokum connisseur can find lemon, rosewater, or cinammon, among other flavors in markets across Turkey and much of Europe.

Sugar craving activated? Join us in Turkey, where we’ll set you loose in the Grand Bazaar to indulge your desire for Turkish delight. Thanks to Inka Piegsa-Quichotte for the tempting photo.

What’s the best treat you’ve found in your travels?

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