Ezogelin Is the Turkish Breakfast Soup for Lovers

February 15, 2016

The story of a modest morning meal that’s the stuff of actual legend.

This is Inside the Breakfast Bowl, a series in which Eater profiles breakfast soups and porridges from around the world. First up: ezogelin çorbası.

If you’ve ever cooked a meal to impress someone, you might relate to the woman who invented the legendary Turkish breakfast soup “ezogelin.” The delicious, stick-to-your-ribs dish completes the breakfast trifecta: it’s cheap, warming, and filling. And it’s rooted in one of the food world’s best backstories — complete with an evil mother-in-law and a beautiful bride who wanted desperately to please her,…