Bread has been considered sacred in Anatolia since the dawn of civilization. For this reason, even if it gets stale, it is never thrown away, it is instead transformed into another dish. Bread, pita, or lavash are placed on a large plate and soaked in a liquid. This liquid can sometimes be broth or stock, sometimes tomato sauce, diluted plain yogurt, and sometimes tahini as in Vartabit Pacha. The meal reaches its peak with the main ingredients placed on this bed of bread. Meat, poultry, and game are more common than legumes but they rival other “meatier” Tirit dishes! This traditional recipe, completely vegan, with white beans and tahini, deserves its own fame.