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One of the key ingredients of dondurma is salep, a flour made from the tubers of the orchids native to Turkey. (Photo: Pixnio/Bicanski)

Dondurma: Turkish Ice Cream Like No Other

Dondurma is thought to have originated in Maraş, Turkey, which is why it’s also called “Turkish ice cream,” though it is also found in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Juneteenth Emancipation Day Celebration, June 19, 1900, Texas (Photo: Wikimedia/Mrs. Charles Stephenson (Grace Murray))

What is Juneteenth?

Juneteenth celebrates the ending of slavery in the United States. Dating back to 1865, it is the oldest such commemoration.