Salep flour is consumed today in beverages and desserts, primarily in Turkey and in places that were formerly part of the Ottoman Turkish Empire. The term salep may also refer to any beverage made with the salep flour.
Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and streams and ignimbrite deposits erupted from ancient volcanoes approximately 9 to 3 million years ago, during the late Miocene to Pliocene epochs, underlie the Cappadocia region. The rocks of Cappadocia near Göreme eroded into hundreds of spectacular pillars and minaret-like forms. The volcanic deposits are soft rocks that the people of the villages at the heart of the Cappadocia Region carved out to form houses, churches, and monasteries. Göreme became a monastic center in 300—1200 AD.
Dan Plunkett FS Ollie
A quote from the book