Aşure – recipe for peace and love!

Aşure – recipe for peace and love!

Early November sees the day of Aşure on the Tenth of Muharrem, part of the tradition of Alevis as well as many other cultures.  I had my first taste of Aşure with our friends at the Alevi Cultural Centre and Cemevi when they shared this amazing dessert  with passers by outside Dalston Junction Station.   It is said that when Noah’s Ark came to rest on the top of Mount Ararat in Northern Turkey the family celebrated with a special meal made up of what was left in the Ark’s stores.   Aşure is traditionally made with grains, fruit and nuts (mine even had chickpeas and cannellini beans) and is prepared with special prayers for health, healing, safety, success and spiritual nourishment.