Examining the Effect of Adapazarı Wetting Meatball and Cranberry Must on Our Cultural Values from Past to Present
In the study, Adapazarı wetting meatball and cranberry must have been evaluated on the basis
of cultural value and geographical indication registration. Interviews were made with the oldest
five wetting meatball firms among the food and beverage businesses in Adapazarı, which were
selected with the purposeful sampling method, and the customers, who have been customers of
these firms for years and aged 62-82, about cranberry must and Islama meatball. As a result of
the study, it has been determined that the wetting meatball is an identical product with
Adapazarı, the wetting meatball has preserved its traditional features and attracted serious gastro
tourists from outside the city. On the other hand, it was understood that the cranberry must
offered next to wetting meatballs is no longer in their menus and is an intangible cultural heritage
that has been forgotten. It has been concluded that the importance of the cranberry must is not
sufficiently utilized while the probiotic properties of other beverages such as boza or turnip come
to the fore. Cranberry must be one of the important findings that should be made more visible in
the probiotic drinks list.
Keywords: Adapazarı Wetting Meatball, Cranberry Must, Cultural Value.