Resul Kök is a snow-harvester and native of Çamlıyayla, a small town nestled high in the Tarsus mountains of southern Turkey.
In the spring and summer he travels alone up the mountains on horseback to gather this precious ice, bringing it down to the town where sweet syrups are added to create one of Turkey’s best-kept culinary secrets. This is karsambaç: a dessert made from the snow of the mountain itself, a natural ancestor to granita and snow cones, a popular specialty Tarsus despite the small number of people who continue to harvest snow in the traditional manner.
How It’s Made is a new format for Terra Madre Salone del Gusto 2020. The full episodes will be made available—free of charge—on October 9.
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