Arabasi Corbasi, a Turkish Soup Portrait

Arabasi Corbasi - by Margaret Hagan - a Turkish Soup Portrait-01

I started this drawing of a very spicy, very hot Turkish soup during the summer. We ate huge bowls of it at 10:30 at night, to try to sweat out any illnesses or troubles. It is made with a tomato and pepper paste base, then chicken or meat added in, and some flour or rice. Then when it’s served, you slice up some watery-flour-dough dish, called Hamur, to mix in and balance out the heat and spice. Pour in some lemon juice, add in some more pepper, and if you’re very daring, pour on some pepper water too. Get a stack of napkins ready, because water will be gushing from every pore on your face.

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