Simit is a food bread or more like a bagel still sold in the streets of Turkey by street vendors. Some sold in simit stores with different varieties; mozzarella simit, olive simit, whole wheat simit… Simit is often eaten as a breakfast food with cheese served with Turkish tea.
“These non-Muslim women brought in to the palace as slaves were educated to be married to the Ottoman statesmen and bureaucrats who were also receiving education at another center within the palace premises, called the Enderun School. But the harem was also the sultan’s house, where he lived with his mother, wives and children. The life in the harem was not as spectacular as it is shown in fictitious works,” Ortaylı said.