On March 31, 2014 a presentation about the history of Noah's Pudding was given by Ufuk Ozer; homemade Noah's Pudding was served, and Dr. Canbay, a musician from Turkey performed from his selection of Turkish Folk Music.
Ashure or Noah's Pudding is a Turkish dessert that is made of a mixture consisting of grains, fruits and nuts. In anecdotal history, it is claimed that when Noah's Ark came to rest on Mount Ararat in northeastern Turkey, Noah's family celebrated with a special dish. Since their supplies were nearly exhausted, what was left (primarily grains, dried fruits and the like) was cooked together to form a pudding, what is now call Ashure. Traditionally, Ashure is made in large quantities to commemorate the ark's landing and is distributed to friends, relatives, neighbors, colleagues, classmates, etc. without regard to the recipient's religion or belief system as an offering of peace and love.