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Oct 06
Monday

Şehzade Erzurum Cağ Kebabı: Gaucho Kebab Rides Again

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Like a surgeon -- photo by Yigal Schleifer

Istanbul has plenty of kebab joints, but places serving cağ are sadly hard to find. Originating in the eastern Anatolian province of Erzurum, the kebab looks like a horizontal döner, but tastes otherworldly. If South American cowboys somehow found themselves in Erzurum’s grassy Turkish steppe, they would surely be struck down with déjà vu at the sight of this carnivores’ fantasy, turning slowly over a hardwood fire. The way we see it, cağ is the Turkish equivalent of Argentina’s asado or the Brazilian churrasco, a kebab for serious meat lovers.

Read the rest of the review and see the video at Culinary Backstreets.


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