On the bright side, from my perspective anyway, Turks seem very fond of dessert. In addition to traditional foods like baklava, Turkish delight, and all sorts of milk-based desserts the Turks eat cake, cheesecake, ice cream and other traditionally western desserts. The most interesting of the traditional Turkish desserts is called tavuk göğsü which is in the pudding family, but thicker, and it is made with chicken. I assume it was originally included in the recipe as a thickening agent. To a western ear it sounds gross, but the reality is quite nice. The chicken is ground up so finely that you don’t really notice it unless you are looking for it.