Pileki Cave Pileki, a distinctive kitchen utensil of the Black Sea region, is a round, hollowed-out bowl made from a special type of stone. This stone is extracted and processed from Pileki Cave in Iyidere Çiftlikköy and has been utilized for thousands of years to create this unique cooking tool. As a result of this long-standing process, Pileki Cave itself is a man-made cave. The cave consists of two spacious chambers at its entrance, followed by numerous tunnels that lead to wells and lakes within. Recently, the cave has been restored and illuminated, making it a popular tourist attraction. To use Pileki, it is first placed on a trivet and heated over a fire. Once heated, it is covered with a large cabbage or banana leaf and placed in the dough of anchovy bread or cornbread. The upper part is covered with sheet metal, and then buried in the hot ash inside a hearth. The ingredients inside are cooked by reigniting the fire. Wheat flour dough can also be used to bake bread in Pileki.