Do you know these about pilaf?
Did you know that pilaf was one of the first dishes in history? As a result of scientific studies, it is estimated that rice farming and hence pilaf dates back to 7000 BC. In Turkish culture, pilaf is reflected for the first time in the 15th century. In these records, it is understood from the records that the tables of Fatih Sultan Mehmet, besides plain rice, include vegetables, meat and chicken. Since rice was a rare food at that time, it can only be seen on luxury tables. In the feasts, the richness of the treats has been measured by the abundance of rice as well as meat. In the 17th century, Evliya Çelebi writes that the feast of Bitlis Bey had 13 kinds of rice pilaf in the city square.