Topik is a delicious mezze or appetizer gifted by the Armenians of Asia Minor to the Ottoman palace cuisine. It consists of a chickpea and tahini shell that is wrapped around a paste-like filling of onions, currants, pine nuts, tahini, and olive oil. The filling is typically flavoured with cinnamon and allspice, and the dish is usually served drizzled with lemon juice and sprinkled with cinnamon.
Ottoman cuisine was a culinary culture which grew from the 15th century onwards and was shaped by an elite group, who lived in and around Istanbul’s Palace, an elite who took pleasure in good food.
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