Worker drying tarhanas from below by Suleyman Uzumcu

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Pictured: A villager in Tokat, Turkey, carefully places tarhana dough on a mesh to dry out in the sun.<br />
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Tarhana is a dried food ingredient, based on a fermented mixture of grain and yoghurt or fermented milk, found in the cuisines of Southeast Europe and the Middle East.<br />
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The image was taken by Suleyman Uzumcu, 34, from Tokat.<br />
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Suleyman said, "This is a traditional dish in the region.  After the drying, it is usually made into soup and local villagers prepare them to eat in the winter months."<br />
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"The drying time varies according to the weather, but it usually takes one day. A kilo of tarhana is sold in the markets for 25 Turkish liras.  Familes who produce the, sell them at local markets"<br />
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