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Culture & Art (104)

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"Origin: Turkish Coffee Tales of Anatolia" in the US

Gizem Salcıgil White, the Turkish Coffee Lady, is a well-known member of the Turkish American Community. She has been working tirelessly to promote Turkish Coffee in the US for many years. Together with micro art expert Hasan Kale, they have prepared a documentary that focuses on eight different coffee cultures from Turkey. Last week, they had an event in Washington, DC, and they will have a big one in New York Ciry this Tuesday.

They were also up on one of the billboards in New York's famous Times Square. They promoted the documentary to a sizeable crowd and received much attention from the Americans. 

Another good news is that the mayor of Washington, DC, Muriel Bowser declared December 5 the World Turkish Coffee Culture Day. It is really good to see cultural initiatives like this while the relations remain tense between Turkey and the US.

Turkish-American Community is proud of Gizem!Thanks a lot for your efforts!

Feyza Marries the Old and The New to Create Timeless Designs

Feyza Kemahlıoğlu is the founder and principal of FEYZ Studio. Born and raised in İstanbul, Turkey, she completed her Bachelors of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, USA and her Master’s in Architecture and Urban Design at Columbia University GSAPP in New York City, USA.
Her training in architecture, art, glassblowing and woodworking pushed her to launch her own architecture and design studio where the focus is to create high quality, sculptural pieces through research into unique methods of making.

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.

The 14th Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival

Image The MFA Film Program and the Turkish American Cultural Society of New England are proud to present the 14th Annual Boston Turkish Film Festival, March 19 to April 5, 2015.  This year’s 23 film-program continues the tradition of highlighting works by emerging and established Turkish filmmakers.  The festival opens on March 19 with Nuri Bilge Ceylans’s film, Winter Sleep, winner of Palme d’Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
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