Sarma kokoreç and other offal dishes, a carnivorous dream!

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Have I told you about my heritage, I might have. My grand grand mother is from Thessaloniki, Greece and my grand father is from Mardin. My roots pretty much drew my life, my faith in food. Growing up with the … Continue reading

Eat much? Us bloggers…

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For months we have been talking with Hande and Katie, for this meeting… This is what happened today, lunch hour, Kantin- İstanbul. Lunch took around 4 hours and several dishes, the menu especially designed for us by Şemsa, So the endless … Continue reading

Tırnaklı Ekmek, aka tırnaklı pide

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Where would mankind be without wheat! A freshly baked bread’s small is more stimulant then many other things, as if challenging the world of flavors… Tırnaklı ekmek in Anadolu, getting social and named tırnaklı pide in big bad Istanbul, is … Continue reading

Fıstık harvest on the way to Urfa

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I can hear you saying pistachio belongs to Gaziantep… You are right, but you know food is geographical more than belonging within a city’s border. You may hear Gaziantep locals complaining about Urfalılar, claiming themselves as fıstık growers, sellers and … Continue reading

Asmalı Cavit comes to the rescue!

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To how many of you I recommended Asmalı Cavit I really do not recall, since it is the one place I love going over and over again, it is one of my safest places where I always reserve the same … Continue reading

Çay!

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Tea! Tea is welcoming, tea is friendliness, tea is Turkey. You do not have to ask for one, you are immediately provided with it. At every home, a household is the tea professor who is in charge of mixing different tea brands … Continue reading

Boyoz, eggs, laughter at Alsancak Dostlar Fırını

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One morning we went to eat the best boyoz by far, at this soon to be learnt cheerful bakery at Alsancak. Hungry enough, we grabbed a table and looking around I got up and went inside to pick our share … Continue reading

Çitlembik… say what?

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Egeliler, some Cretan, some Greek, some Sephardic, some pure İzmirli… Wherever their roots go, does not matter, they love to eat everything coming out of earth like the buds of the trees, the leaves, the roots… They don’t like wasting … Continue reading

Running up the hills for…

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Kaplan’ın Yeri in Tire İzmir is a phenomenon. Climbing up the hill, surrounded by olive trees and wild nature, you see cows, horses, goats… Passing the nice small village Kaplan,  admiring the small streets, our jaws dropping cause the view, Tire … Continue reading