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Rev.Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. Day Luncheon


Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King's birthday, January 15. Dr.Kinf was an American clergyman, activist, and leader in the civil rights movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience.
In order to memorize and celebrate this holiday Raindrop Turkish House organized luncheon for local community.

(January 22, 2013, Memphis, TN)

Hurricane Sandy Victims Need Your Help Immediately
sandyhurricane1We are deeply saddened by the loss of lives and the damage because of the Hurricane Sandy at the US East Coast. Hurricane Sandy that is the largest Atlantic hurricane on record is a tropical cyclone that severely affected Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern United States on October 29, 2012.The cyclone brought a destructive storm surge to US East Coast , flooding numerous streets, tunnels and subway and cutting off, especially Zone A areas near waterways which were issued evacuation orders. Severe damage occurred in New Jersey, especially in the communities along the Jersey Shore. According to the records, hurricane-force winded as high as 90 miles per hour (145 kph).
Greater Diversity Collaborative Memphis Meeting


Greater Diversity Collaborative Memphis Meeting

Raindrop Turkish House in Memphis hosted the Greater Memphis Diversity Collaborative Meeting on Tuesday, July 24th, 2012. This meeting allowed more than twenty civil and cultural organizations in Memphis, Tennessee to exchange information about their organizations. Each organization, including the local Turkish House, presented its event schedule and diversification goals for the greater Memphis area.

(July 25th 2012, Memphis, TN)


First Annual Turkish Food and Children`s Fest was held in Memphis

P1030060Raindrop Turkish House in Memphis organized its First Annual Turkish Food and Children's Fest on April 21st, 2012. People from different areas of Memphis had a chance to experience Turkish culture in their own city. There were several stands including one that served Turkish Cuisine as well as Turkish tea and coffee. Guests were invited to experience cultural music, dance, and art. At the art stand, they had a chance to watch live demonstrations of Ebru (Turkish Water Marbling), Henna tattoo, and face painting.

(April 23, 2012, Memphis, TN)

Commercial Appeal published a story about Turkish Cuisine


The Commercial Appeal, the largest daily newspaper serving the Memphis Metro area, published a story about Turkish cuisine on April 25th, 2012. Christopher Blank, Art Writer for the paper, visited Raindrop Turkish House in Memphis and authored the following article.

Turkish blend: Center shares exotic, diverse flavors of cultural crossroads

By Christopher Blank

Posted April 25, 2012 at 12:01 a.m., updated April 25, 2012 at 12:06 a.m.

The first time I encountered "Turkish Delight" (and this probably goes for most Americans) was while reading C.S. Lewis' essential novel for young readers, "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe."

In the story, the White Witch ensnares a young boy using a box of what I assumed to be candy. "Each piece was sweet and light to the very center," Lewis described. The child "had never tasted anything more delicious."

Years passed before I learned that Turkish Delight was real -- an exotic sugar-covered confection invented in the 1770s in Istanbul, with a flavored gelatinous center commonly mixed with chopped dates, pistachios and hazelnuts.

On a recent Friday evening, a large box of it was opened before my eyes. For a split second, my thoughts traveled to Narnia.

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