Eater: Turkish Coffee Reading: Fortunes, Methods, and Mysteries
For Sema Bal, the practice of fal is more about helping people connect with loved ones they've lost. She reads Turkish coffee grounds, not creamed coffee. Bal's claim to fame is her one-time appearance on season 7 of the Bravo reality show The Real Housewives of New York City. In that episode, three housewives — Carole Radziwill, Heather Thomson, and Dorinda Medley — receive a reading that caused the audience to gasp. "Someone's coming back from your past," Bal told Radziwill on the show. "For some reason, he's apologizing."