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Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Traditional Yal, Turkish Dog Food Recipe Request

A call out to gather some traditional Turkish 'yal' recipes and any trivia associated with regional or seasonal yal makings.


Yal in a letter
From a 1982 letter written to Natalka Czartoryska


Yal is a gruel that is prepared and fed to Turkish shepherd's dogs. With all the changes there are in nutrition criteria, there's still benefit to be had by learning about the traditional recipes and their regional variations.

Shepherds Rest Farm has blogged a recipe and cooking instructions for yal.
Check it out -- & leave some comments there.
Shepherds Rest Farm: Recipe for Yal

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Semavi Lady woofed at @ 9/20/2006 10:07:00 AM | Permanent link | (4) Comments

Blogger Carina sent us a woof // September 21, 2006

Kewl! And thank you for the link to the other blog too.   

Blogger Carina sent us a woof // September 21, 2006

Oh - doing a quick search before going off to work I found this link:
http://www.anatoliandog.org/isik-001.htm
You probably already know of it but I saved it to look through his other materials.   

Blogger Semavi Lady sent us a woof // September 21, 2006

Carina, yep, I'm familiar with the link!

I'm looking forward to anything you can share, now or in the future! :)

The best perspective is the one with all eyes open!   

Blogger Shepherds Rest Farm sent us a woof // September 21, 2006

Thanks for the great comment regarding ASD diet in Turkey, including all the foods they might consume in additional to Yal!

In regard to longevity, I understand that the working dogs in Turkey are lucky to live to be 2 years old, since they really do have ongoing encounters with large predators. So any studies in their country of origin regarding diet, as it relates to longevity, would be almost impossible.   

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