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TCF Rediscovers Recipe of Turkey Red

The Turkish Cultural Foundation's Cultural Heritage Preservation and Natural Dyes Laboratory succeeded in the rediscovery of Turkey Red (Türk Kırmızısı), a natural dyeing process lost for over 200 years. A color/dyeing recipe invented by dyers in 16th century Ottoman Empire, Turkey Red, sometimes referred to as Edirne (Adrianople) Red (after the western border town of Edirne in Turkey), was a highly guarded trade secret handed from master dyer to apprentice. The technique was introduced to Europe in 1746 when two master dyers from Izmir were taken to France. From there, the technique spread to England where in 19th Century Glasgow six dyeing factories dyed textiles in Turkey Red.

Producers of Beloved Immigration Musical Amerike -- The Golden Land Announce Extension of Off Broadway Run Through August 20th

NEW YORK, July 17, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Due to overwhelmingly positive reviews to-date and unprecedented advance sales, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene (NYTF) has just announced that they will be extending their Off Broadway run of Amerike— The Golden Land, through August 20th. This timely and relevant 90-minute musical commentary on immigration, repression, and assimilation plays at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, across from the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Elif Batuman's Novel, 'The Idiot' Is One of the Best Books You'll Read All Year

If there is one word to describe Elif Batuman's new novel The Idiot, it's the word "mundane." And that just might be the novel's greatest strength. The book follows the year in the life of Selin, a Turkish-American freshman at Harvard. As Selin goes through her freshman year, she must navigate getting along with her roommates, an infatuation/ relationship with an older Hungarian student, and later, a trip to Europe to teach English.  Oh, and all the while dealing with the typical college freshman woes of examining the relationship between truth, existence, and language while studying linguistics. Casual.

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Turkish American Judge Jay Karahan Meets with TCA Summer Interns

Turkish American Judge Jay (Ceyhun) Karahan visited TCA headquarters in Washington, DC to speak with TCA Washington summer interns about public service, his career as a judge and attorney, and his experiences running for elected office. TCA summer interns also had the opportunity to ask questions and get advice about their own careers and future political ambitions.

Judge Karahan serves as the judge for Harris Country Criminal Court Number 8 in Houston, TX, a position he has held since 2003. Judge Karahan is the highest elected Turkish American official and is currently the only Turkish American currently serving in elected office. 

Music Mogul Widow Is Being 'Terrorized'

Image Longtime friends of Mica Ertegun — widow of Atlantic Records co-founder Ahmet Ertegun — are worried she has fallen under the control of Linda Wachner, former CEO of Warnaco. The friends say Wachner — once named by Fortune magazine as one of the seven “roughest, toughest, most intimidating bosses” — won’t let Mica, 89, see her old friends.

Sorghum - The New Healthy Grain

Image By Deniz Turkbas - Throughout our culinary experiences, we have all come to learn about different grains.  There are bulgur, quinoa, oats, rice and barley, to name a few.  Growing up in a Turkish household, we became more accustomed to rice and bulgur.  Growing in my household, we were always finding new ways to cooak healthy and delicious foods.  Therefore, using whole grains and cooking healthy were always priority in our kitchen.

Astana Ballet Rocks Lincoln Center

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The photo exhibition about Kazakhistan.
A Week of Kazakh Arts was opened by the Astana Ballet Gala perfomance at the Lincoln center, New York, 30 November 2015. Cultural event is dedicated to the celebration of the Day of the First President, Independence of Kazakhstan and its bid for the non-permanent member of the UN Security Council for 2017-2018.  Ambassador Kairat Abdrakhmanov, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Kazakhstan to the United Nations says they are very honored to host Astana Ballet in New York City and happy to show Kazakh’s art and culture to American friends at his welcome speeches. Ambassador Abdrakhmanov emphasis that having peace, unity and friendship between the countries make possible via arts and culture.     

Oz Family Shares Secrets for 'Joyful,' Healthy Eats

Image Lisa Oz wants to set the record straight: Her celebrity doctor husband, Mehmet Oz, is not the "joyless," clinical eater he's been made out to be. "We're very excited about food, actually, which is the opposite of what people think," Lisa Oz says in the enormous Cliffside Park home she shares with her husband, the health advice-dispensing host of "The Dr. Oz Show." She laughs about the misperceptions of those she meets who say, "You must just have nuts and kale and the occasional yogurt with blueberries."

Oz Cookbook Filled with Great Recipes

Image Taking a trip into the Oz Family Kitchen, with this book by Lisa Oz, is a literary field trip that will pay edible dividends. Whether you are a fan of Oprah or not, you have probably heard of Dr. Mehmet Oz, television health guru. His various prescriptions for healthy living often include healthy eating options. This volume combines the delicious food of his heritage (Turkish) and his principles of good eating as presented by his wife, Lisa. Her approach is eminently practical.
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