Cuma//joo mah: Mahlep
It goes by many names: mahlepi, mahaleb, halub, etc. In Turkey, it goes by mahlep, and until living in Turkey and purposely studying Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, I was completely unfamiliar with this pale ground powder. Despite the many names and spellings of almond-shaped kernels found inside the pits of wild St. Lucie cherries, mahlep is …
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