In Hatay, which is included in the “Creative Cities Network” in the gastronomy field of UNESCO, kahke, a type of cookie, is offered to consumers with olive oil as well as zahter. In Hatay, which is included in the “Creative Cities Network” in the gastronomy field of UNESCO, kahke, a type of cookie, is offered to consumers with olive oil as well as zahter. Olive kahke, which Altınözü Olive Labor Cooperative (HAZEK) started to make on trial, takes its place on the shelves as a new flavor with both its light taste and appearance.
As well as the olive kahke, prepared by kneading zahter, a type of thyme, with various spices and flour, kahke with olives appeals to both the eye and the palate. Kahke is baked in the oven after being given ring and round shapes. Altınözü Deputy Mayor and HAZEK Cooperative President Leyla Ayvazoğlu told Anadolu Agency (AA) that after the zahter variety, the olive coffee was also very popular. Explaining that a new flavor has emerged in order to further increase the usage area of olives, which are very much grown and demanded in the district, Ayvazoğlu continued: “Olive is our main ingredient, our most important element. We wanted it to become a product that can be used not only for breakfast but also for afternoon tea. Yola This was the reason why we started out. When the olive coffee we made was liked, it took its place among the products we sell in our cooperative. It seems different and interesting to people, they definitely want to try it. We sell it to those who try it.”
Seher Sağlamoğlu, who works in the women’s cooperative, also stated that the demand for coffee with olives is high. Explaining that the new variety is preferred because it is light and delicious, Sağlamoğlu stated that they make 5 trays of coffee with olives daily. One of the customers, Necla Kaya, stated that she liked the olive coffee very much and recommended it to everyone.