Have you tried Yeni Raki yet?
In an earlier post you were introduced to this apéritif, so let me tell you a little bit more.
Raki hails from Arabic, meaning “distilled”. It came into existence during the reign of the Ottoman Empire and was enjoyed so much that it eventually surpassed wine consumption by the end of the 1800’s. As with most products, there are different variations as to making “raki”. Originally, it was made by distilling grape pomace and if anise wasn’t used, it was known as “straight raki”. There are various brands of Raki available on the market today and there are two distinct methods of production, using either grapes or raisins as prime ingredients. The former resembles the Greek drink, ouzo, but has a higher content. Yeni Raki, which means “new” Raki, uses the latter and has an alcohol content of 45%
Enjoy the video where three top chefs from Turkey, Lebanon and Portugal, respectively, cook up delicious seafood dishes. Yeni Raki recently brought out a seafood cookbook where the dishes match perfectly with Raki. The filming of the video’s recipes took place at London’s Broadway Market and it’s difficult not to end up salivating at the gorgeous looking calamari, tuna and mackerel dishes. At the moment life is one big rush – it’s high time to just sit down and take it slow.
P.S. This is post is sponsored by Yeni Raki.