Gastro

Cold Soup On A Hot Day
Cold Soup On A Hot Day

Cold Soup On A Hot Day

Yoghurt, boiled or raw vegetables, some spices and a few pieces of ice… Cold soups are one of the favorites of the refreshing delicacies on hot summer days. They not only prepare our stomach...
Filo Pastry In Turkish Cuisine
Filo Pastry In Turkish Cuisine

Filo Pastry In Turkish Cuisine

Food historians believe that filo pastry has long been a part of the Central Asian and Turkish culture. When yeast wasn’t yet invented, filo pastry was made by pouring dough or rolling it out on...
Gastronomic Capital of the World
Gastronomic Capital of the World

Gastronomic Capital of the World

If you’d like to try specialties from the world cuisine harmonized with the special touches of the Far East, in addition to the traditional Japanese cuisine, Kansai is the right place for you....
World Tour With Kadayif
World Tour With Kadayif

World Tour With Kadayif

Kadayif (an oven-baked shredded pastry) is usually thought of as the main ingredient in the dessert known as kanafeh or burma. However, kadayif itself is neither sweet nor salty – it takes on...
Olive Oil Dishes
Olive Oil Dishes

Olive Oil Dishes

What makes them so special isn’t only their taste but their other benefits as well. Vegetables cooked in olive oil cleanse our bodies and arteries, help to lower blood pressure, reduce stomach...
When Ears Of Grain Take Wing
When Ears Of Grain Take Wing

When Ears Of Grain Take Wing

Wheat, whose homeland is the fertile soil of Anatolia, is one of the world’s most important foodstuffs. Nourishing, versatile and easy to store, wheat quickly became a staple all over the...
Bir Akdeniz Bitkisi Kebere
Bir Akdeniz Bitkisi Kebere

A Mediterranean Plant Capers

From time immemorial, people have made culinary use of the herbs and spices that grow in their environment, and the capers that grow in Turkey are no exception. The Caparis bush, which sends roots...
Çağdaş Türk Mutfak Kültürü
Çağdaş Türk Mutfak Kültürü

Modern Turkish Cuisine

The sheer nature and number of ingredients and cooking methods used in Turkish cuisine are of a richness to astonish experts. That rich heritage has been squandered in the last 150 years, but a new...
Göçmen Lezzetler
Göçmen Lezzetler

Immigrant Cuisine

There is no doubt that the population exchange between Anatolia and Rumelia is one of the most important events in Turkey’s recent history. But it was not only people who came and went during...
Bayatı Da Baş Tacı
Bayatı Da Baş Tacı

Taking Top Honors Even When Stale...

Regarded as a blessing in Turkish culture, bread is accorded great respect.  Unfortunately, however, this respect does not keep bread from being increasingly wasted. Some 12 percent of the...
Küçük Kırmızı Lezzet Çilek
Küçük Kırmızı Lezzet Çilek

Small, Red Delicacy: Strawberries

A species of berry, the strawberry does not grow on tall trees or bushes as other berries do. To the contrary, it grows on a plant that clings to the ground in a horizontal fashion. Because it...
Dipten Gelen Lezzet Kalkan
Dipten Gelen Lezzet Kalkan

A Taste From The Deep: Turbot

Once abundant in all Turkey’s waters but especially in the Black Sea, this popular fish is a boon for fishermen when the nets are drawn in, because for a long time it has topped the list as the...
Sabahların Vazgeçilmezi
Sabahların Vazgeçilmezi

A Morning Ritual

Açma: Add flour to a water, milk and yeast mixture to make a dough. Let rise, then make a hole in the middle and bake in the oven.  Sprinkle with sesame or black cumin seed.Bagels: Found in...
Göç Mevsiminin Habercisi Palamut
Göç Mevsiminin Habercisi Palamut

Harbinger Of The Migration Season: Bonito

The Black Sea’s and the Marmara’s fastest and most famous fish, bonito migrates up to the Black Sea in summer and returns to the Dardanelles in fall. Cousin of tuna and mackerel, bonito ranges...
Dünyadan 5 Yiyecek Müzesi
Dünyadan 5 Yiyecek Müzesi

5 Food Museums Around The World

Adatepe Olive Oil MuseumAt this museum in the town of Küçükkuyu in Çanakkale province, you can observe the stages of olive oil production as well as tasting the product. Implements used for...
Şaşırtıcı Stockholm
Şaşırtıcı Stockholm

Amazing Stockholm

“If you think this is a cold Northern European city, you’re quite mistaken,” says our tour guide Jörgen on meeting us. “Stockholm is going to amaze you.” The few days we spent there...
Görülmeden Geçilmeyecek Gaziantep
Görülmeden Geçilmeyecek Gaziantep

Not To Be Missed Gaziantep

Beginning your tour of Gaziantep from the castle area is a good way to get to know the city. This castle bore close witness to the struggles of the medieval conquerors, so it’s also the best...
Karadut Lezzetleri
Karadut Lezzetleri

Tastes Of The Mulberry

Sweet, sour, colorful, juicy, tasty and ready-to-eat treats that smell just like flowers.Their Leaves The Food Of SilkwormsOur subject is actually the mulberry, the so-called ‘black berry’...
Güneybatı Ege’den Gelen Zenginlik Karya Mutfağı
Güneybatı Ege’den Gelen Zenginlik Karya Mutfağı

A Gourmet Treat From The Southwest Aegean: Carian Cuisine

Taking this as our point of departure, Anatolia’s Caria region can be defined briefly as ‘today’s province of Muğla’ or the Menteş Principality that followed the Anatolian Seljuks before...
Yemeğe Değer Katan Tat Soslar
Yemeğe Değer Katan Tat Soslar

Adding Flavor To Food: Sauces

There is no doubt that the complements to a good meal lie in the details. As crucial as combining the right ingredients is getting fresh ingredients and using them in the right proportions. It is...
Ada Değil Kıta: Girit Mutfağı
Ada Değil Kıta: Girit Mutfağı

Not An Island But A Continent: Createn Cuisine

In the last thirty years especially, when eating right for good health has become a slogan, Cretan cuisine has come in for even more attention. It is a cuisine in which the island’s natural...
How To Eat During Ramadan
How To Eat During Ramadan

How To Eat During Ramadan

Changing the number and times of meals and breaking with one’s normal nutritional rhythm slows the metabolism. So a failure to heed the principles of proper nutrition can cause problems such as...
Dünyanın Tüm Sabahları
Dünyanın Tüm Sabahları

Dünyanın Tüm Sabahları

What would you say to a breakfast of olives, dates and mint tea in the Moroccan desert? Crepes with honey and pastries dusted with confectioner’s sugar are a few other staples of the local first...
trough-the-kitchen-door-antakya
trough-the-kitchen-door-antakya

trough-the-kitchen-door-antakya

We decide to discover this city (ancient Antioch), nestled against the majestic peaks of the Amanos Mountains, through its cuisine. The bridge that joins the two banks of the River Asi, which has...
The Wonderful Taste Of Wheat Turkish Savory Pastries
The Wonderful Taste Of Wheat Turkish Savory Pastries

The Wonderful Taste Of Wheat Turkish Savory Pastries

In all the lands through which Turks have wandered and settled, such dishes have continued to be prepared down the centuries and, adapted to the times, have even inspired new dishes. Among the...
Lord Of The Fısh
Lord Of The Fısh

Lord Of The Fısh

Karakin Deveciyan has done extensive research on the fish of Turkey and turned that knowledge into books. As this master puts it, “Lüfer is not to be confused with other fish. It is...
A Long-Standing Beverage Tradition Sherbet And Sorbet
A Long-Standing Beverage Tradition Sherbet And Sorbet

A Long-Standing Beverage Tradition Sherbet And Sorbet

Sherbet is a drink which is usually served chilled (though it may also be served warm) and is prepared by combining flowers, fruits, spices, dried fruits and nuts, and similar foods with...
the blessıngs of nature aegean herbs
the blessıngs of nature aegean herbs

the blessıngs of nature aegean herbs

Innovations in the world’s cuisines are occurring at breakneck speed, so fast that it is impossible to keep track of them all. These constantly changing tastes in food and cooking techniques are...
Little dishes with a great taste
Little dishes with a great taste

Little dishes with a great taste

One of the leading food writers of our day, Alan Davidson emphasizes that this style of eating is widespread over a swath of land stretching from western Asia through the Middle East and Greece all...
Özgün Bir Damak Tadı Enginar
Özgün Bir Damak Tadı Enginar

Özgün Bir Damak Tadı Enginar

T h e im m a tu re flow e r h e a d s o f th e a r tic h o k e (Cynara scolymus) a re eaten as a vegetable. This plant, which is native to the western an d central Mediterranean, was in trodu ced...
Kış Balıkları
Kış Balıkları

Kış Balıkları

T he ıvinter season is not the best f o r v eg eta b le enthusiasts. Although modem technology means that many summer vegetables are now groıvn in ıvinter, the fla v ou r o f hot-housetomatoes o...
Şekerin Harikaları Tatlı Yiyelim, Tatlı Konuşalım
Şekerin Harikaları Tatlı Yiyelim, Tatlı Konuşalım

Şekerin Harikaları Tatlı Yiyelim, Tatlı Konuşalım

PUMPKIN SVVEET (to serve 6-8) • 2 kilos pumpkin • 1 kilo granulated sugar • 150 gr ground walnuts Cut off the hard rind of the pumpkin, wash and cut into large pieces. Cook in pan vvith...
Feast Tables
Feast Tables

Feast Tables

The religious and social meanings that are attributed to feasts are what make them feasts. On these special days, “Feast Tables” shine out. The dishes and the deep fried meat that are prepared...
Recipes For Spring
Recipes For Spring

Recipes For Spring

Considering its offers, the spring has been accepted as the beginning of new year since the very early ages of mankind. Naturally, the spring arrives on different dates to different parts of the...
Quince: The Savior of Winter Days
Quince: The Savior of Winter Days

Quince: The Savior of Winter Days

Fruits are the first food of the mankind. Moreover, it attracts you even before the first bite with its heart-stealer shiny colors, watery texture, and wonderful aroma. A reminder of nature with...
The Taste of Pastırma...
The Taste of Pastırma...

The Taste of Pastırma...

One of mankind’s earliest techniques for preserving meat, salting and drying is encountered in all the culinary cultures of the world today. But the process is slightly different in Turkey: as it...
Piping Hot Soups
Piping Hot Soups

Piping Hot Soups

One of the oldest known dishes, which has graced tables for thousands of years, soup in Turkish takes it name from the Persian "shorba", meaning a liquid dish made with meat or vegetables. Mixed...
Istanbul's Summer Gardens
Istanbul's Summer Gardens

Istanbul's Summer Gardens

The Turkish poet most sensitive to summer was, I believe, Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, who begins his poem “The Whole Summer” by saying, “How delightfully it passed, the whole summer/Nights in the...
Balkan Mutfağının Zengin Dünyası
Balkan Mutfağının Zengin Dünyası

The Rich World Of Balkan Cuisine

Slavs, Greeks, Albanians, Latins and Turks are the communities that make up the Balkans’ ancient and vibrant cultural life. Distilled in a retort of culture and faith, the distinctive elements...
Göklerin Gurmesi: Vedat Başaran
Göklerin Gurmesi: Vedat Başaran

Gourmet of the Skies: Vedat Başaran

Is food just food?As somebody who has kicked a ball around for years, I know very well that football isn’t just a game. Similarly, I not only know that food isn’t just food, I live it in my...
Meyveli Lezzetler
Meyveli Lezzetler

Fruitful Flavors

With their appetizing appearance and diverse tastes, fresh fruits are a rich source of nutrition. So much so that even their beneficial acids are good for you. And when it comes to flavor, fruit is...
Peynirli Lezzetler
Peynirli Lezzetler

The Glory Of Cheese

There are certain basic nutrients that are part and parcel of our eats and drinks menus, foods that have preserved their place on our dining tables since they were first discovered. Cheese is one...
Anadolu’dan Kaliforniya’ya
Anadolu’dan Kaliforniya’ya

From Anatolia To California

Now in its fourth year, the festival has welcomed 130,000 people in past years combined. The world’s largest Turkish festival, it is being held at the close to eleven and a half acre Orange...
Yakınlar Afyon Uşak
Yakınlar Afyon Uşak

Neighbors And Friend Afyon Uşak

The people of Afyon are proud of being spread over three of Turkey’s seven geographical regions. “We are at the junction of Anatolia,” they say, a claim whose truth they stake on their...
Napoli Viva
Napoli Viva

Naples Viva

Just before leaving Naples I realized that most of the images of Italy I had in my mind were of this city. Motorinos whizzing through narrow streets, laundry hung between houses, scrumptious pasta...
Kalbe Seslenen Şehir: Konya
Kalbe Seslenen Şehir: Konya

City That Speaks To The Heart: Konya

Literary capital of the steps and Selcuk states, Konya is like an open air museum of history and religion. Ahmet Hamdi Tanpınar, who compares the city to a play of light in his book, Five Cities,...
Şık, Kültürlü, Lezzetli: Lyon
Şık, Kültürlü, Lezzetli: Lyon

Chic, Cultured and Appetizing

Sister-city of Sinop, Lyon boasts a large number of must-see treasures. Traboules, or Old Lyon, is on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage List. Derived from the Latin ‘transambulare’ meaning...
Osmanlı Deniz Mahsülleri
Osmanlı Deniz Mahsülleri

Seafood Among The Ottomans

Almost all the recipes written and published in the Ottoman period have been translated into modern Turkish. A close look at them reveals the number of seafood dishes to have been fewer, naturally,...
Osmanlı İftariyelikleri
Osmanlı İftariyelikleri

Breaking The Fast Ottoman-Style

Years ago when I was employed as a chef at the Çırağan Palace Hotel, Ramadan fell in winter. Our European cooks and colleagues used to hang around the kitchen while the fast-breaking dishes were...
Diclenin Yoldaşı Batman
Diclenin Yoldaşı Batman

Companion Of The Tigris

Batman lies encircled by the legendary Tigris and its tributaries on a plain watered by the Garzan and Batman Rivers. It is one of Southeast Anatolia’s most rapidly developing regions, thanks in...
Yükselen Değer Halk Yemekleri
Yükselen Değer Halk Yemekleri

Trending Now: Folk Cuisine

Vedat Başaran has put his signature on important research and studies on Ottoman-Turkish cuisine at home and abroad and is currently focusing on folk cuisine. We had a pleasant conversation with...
Geleneğin Şekerli Tatları
Geleneğin Şekerli Tatları

Turkey's Traditional Confectons

According to legend, when the Persian emperor Darius, who lived in the pre-Christian era, first saw sugar being produced on his conquest of India, he called this sweet liquid obtained from sugar...
Levrek Zamanı
Levrek Zamanı

Sea Bass Time

Indeed fish evolved into a concept that is mentioned frequently by the Sumerians as well as in Indian mythology and the celestial religions. Turkey, whose fertile lands are surrounded by water on...
A Spoonful of Soup
A Spoonful of Soup

A Spoonful of Soup

From the beginning until now, it has been a staple with people all over the world and a sought-after component of any meal. The Turkish word for soup, çorba, derives from the Persian ‘shorba’,...
Going Nuts Over Pine Nuts
Going Nuts Over Pine Nuts

Going Nuts Over Pine Nuts

Published last year following research carried out by Nedim Atilla and Nazih Öztüre, the book ‘Kozak’/Pine Cone tells the story of the pine nut. Pine nuts, aka pignolia nuts, are the main...
tastes from neıghborıng salonıca
tastes from neıghborıng salonıca

tastes from neıghborıng salonıca

Home to a combination of cuisines due to its historical and geographical position, Salonica boasts a cosmopolitan eating and drinking culture. Vestiges of the population exchange between Greece and...
Winter’s Artichoke Celeriac
Winter’s Artichoke Celeriac

Winter’s Artichoke Celeriac

Since artichokes have always occupied a special place in Turkish cuisine, cooked as a dish unto themselves and accorded pride of place on the menus of important feasts. There is no doubt that...
Taste Of The Rainy Season Mushrooms
Taste Of The Rainy Season Mushrooms

Taste Of The Rainy Season Mushrooms

Around a million varieties of mushrooms that grow on or below the ground are known in the world. But experts emphasize that most of them are of the inedible variety. According to Turkish mushroom...
sina qua nons of the dining table
sina qua nons of the dining table

sina qua nons of the dining table

In the earliest times, before man had learned how to cook food, he consumed directly all the edible foodstuffs he found in nature. And it was perhaps this form of nutrition that constituted the...
the taste of lamb
the taste of lamb

the taste of lamb

The western world’s demand for red meat is met mainly by beef. Here in Turkey on the other hand lamb and mutton remain in favor. Apart from its flavor, there are many reasons for this, all...
A taste of the past
A taste of the past

A taste of the past

When humans made the transition to agriculture, they stored the grains they produced in cellars and depots for later consumption. Often not stored under proper conditions, the grains would begin to...
Antalya'nın Muz Bahçelerinde
Antalya'nın Muz Bahçelerinde

Antalya'nın Muz Bahçelerinde

When 1 was at primary school we used to celebrate Local Produce Week designed to encourage people to buy Turkish goods and eat locally grown food. I used to enjoy the fairground atmosphere o f this...
“Booozaa!”
“Booozaa!”

“Booozaa!”

I my c b ild h o o d ive u sed to lo o k fo n v a r d to hearing the distinctive cali o f the b o z a seller on cold u’inter nights, as h e ıvandered the streets calling, "hooozaa!" Although...
Bu Dondurma Başka Dondurma
Bu Dondurma Başka Dondurma

Bu Dondurma Başka Dondurma

Kahramanmaraş is not only renowned as the sole Turkish province to hold the Independence Medal, but also for its ice cream. Today the fame of Maraş ice cream reaches beyond the Turkish borders,...
1 Plum 3 Great Ideas
1 Plum 3 Great Ideas

1 Plum 3 Great Ideas

The plum season has arrived! Originally from Asia and also produced in Syria, plum was a tree that was frequently planted in these lands by the Romans. The Romans favored dried plums, especially...
An Extraordinary Taste of The Sea
An Extraordinary Taste of The Sea

An Extraordinary Taste of The Sea

Surrounded by three very different seas, our country is blessed with an amazing array of seafood. Having spent my childhood and adolescence in the coastal district of Yeşilköy in Istanbul, I feel...
Rising Stars
Rising Stars

Rising Stars

A new era is shaking up Bangkok’s food scene, nourished by a vision of a new gastronomic culture in Thailand’s capital. A vision shared by innovative Thais and expatriates who find inspiration...
Mushrooms Have a Special Place
Mushrooms Have a Special Place

Mushrooms Have a Special Place

Mushrooms significantly enhance the flavor of food because of the glutamic acid they contain. Rich in minerals like phosphorus, calcium and potassium, they also contain the B complex vitamins....
Summer Desserts
Summer Desserts

Summer Desserts

Summer desserts in the old days were made with snow, pristine snow from high in the mountains, which had a fantastic taste when topped with jam or fresh fruit syrup. During the reign of...
İzmir Lezzetleri Üzerine
İzmir Lezzetleri Üzerine

Flavors Of İzmir

Izmir at the far edge of west central Anatolia is uniquely placed geographically, linking both the western Mediterranean and the northern Aegean to the Anatolian trade routes. Thanks to these...
Yaban Lezzetleri
Yaban Lezzetleri

The Taste of the Wild

In former times, the hunt and hunting were one of the main activities of both the Ottoman palace and palace circles. Consequently, just as many hunting lodges were built around Istanbul - and have...
Akdeniz'in Ağacı: Zeytin
Akdeniz'in Ağacı: Zeytin

Tree of the Mediterranean: The Olive

It would be no exaggeration to say that no other tree is so closely intertwined with human history as the olive. A long-lived tree, it is known in mythology as the “Immortal Olive”, and the...
Karadeniz Lezzetleri
Karadeniz Lezzetleri

Tastes Of The Black Sea

The climatic and geographical characteristics of the Black Sea ensured that it developed a nutritional system unique unto itself, influenced by almost no other culinary culture. But in this region,...
İpek Yolu Başkenti: Gaziantep
İpek Yolu Başkenti: Gaziantep

Gaziantep Capital Of The Silk Road

Blending its eight thousand years of history with the features of a modern city, Gaziantep is a colorful feast set up in the southeast of Anatolia with its kebabs, baklava, bazaars, and...
Alaçatı Doğaseverleri Çağırıyor
Alaçatı Doğaseverleri Çağırıyor

Calling All Nature Lover

Alaçatı is mounting an Herb Festival this year to promote its natural riches. In addition to a slew of tasty dishes made with herbs unique to Alaçatı, some exciting prize competitions also...
Her Mutfağın Kahramanı Kabak
Her Mutfağın Kahramanı Kabak

Hero Of Every Kitchen: Squash

It first arrived in Europe on the ships of the Portuguese explorers who discovered the New World. From there it made its way to the Far East. Thanks to its high nutritional value, it became a...
Kış Lezzeti Pırasa
Kış Lezzeti Pırasa

Winter Delicacy: The Leek

Its trail continues in the tombs of the Egyptian pharaohs and the myths of ancient Greece. Thanks to the flavor and aroma it imparts to food, the leek is the secret hero of the kitchen. Its...
Lezzetin Mütevazi Adresi Esnaf Mutfağı
Lezzetin Mütevazi Adresi Esnaf Mutfağı

Eating Modestly: Working Man’s Restaurants

Consisting of stews and other pot dishes cooked fresh daily at establishments that are the opposite of ostentatious, working man’s restaurant menus with their seasonal ingredients are the...
Kafkas Lezzetleri
Kafkas Lezzetleri

Tastes Of The Caucasus

The deep-rooted traditions of this land, which is home to many ethnic groups large and small, are also reflected in its cuisine. In the Ottoman period, countless officials of Caucasian descent rose...
Köftenin Tadı: İnegöl
Köftenin Tadı: İnegöl

The Fine Taste Of Meatballs: İnegöl

One Turkey’s original fast food, İnegöl kofta got its start in the 19th century. Brought by chefs from the town of Plovdiv in Bulgaria, the recipe is actually quite simple. Neither bread nor...
Hititlerin Yurdunda Lezzet Yürüyüşü
Hititlerin Yurdunda Lezzet Yürüyüşü

A Taste Tour In The Homeland Of The Hittites

Two and a half hours from Ankara by car and an hour from Merzifon Airport, Çorum is Anatolia’s eco-tourism capital. A sister trail has been added this year to the 385-kilometer Hittite Way that...
Kuzugöbeği'ni Keşfetmek
Kuzugöbeği'ni Keşfetmek

Discovering Morel Mushrooms

Several species of mushroom that are rare and under protection in Europe are plentiful in Turkey. Unfortunately, however, our cuisine, which normally doesn’t let anything offered by nature go...
Süt ve Tatlı
Süt ve Tatlı

Milk and Milk Puddings

Milk’s nutritional properties are vitally important for the growth of our bodies. Beyond that, milk is used in cooking as one of the substances most amenable to natural processing. Milk is an...
Hayatın Tanesi: Pirinç
Hayatın Tanesi: Pirinç

Grains Of Life: Rice

Despite taking a long time to spread across the globe, rice is now used in cuisines all over the world. On the Asian continent in particular, it is more vitally important than wheat. The seed of a...
Sonbaharı Karşılarken
Sonbaharı Karşılarken

Greeting Autumn

Among the boons of Turkey’s traditional cuisine are the fresh tarhana, pickles, noodles, jams and dried vegetable dolma that are easily prepared as winter approaches.Preparations for winter in a...
nature’s fresh herbs
nature’s fresh herbs

nature’s fresh herbs

That long life stroll took place in nature up to the 19th century. Then, under the impact of a changing lifestyle, people were drawn away from rural life and into the cities, where they adopted...
wheat ın the form of pasta
wheat ın the form of pasta

wheat ın the form of pasta

No one knows for sure when pasta entered the cuisines of the world or who invented it. But the Italians can certainly be credited with developing its manifold varieties and spreading them around...
precıous gıfts from the sea swordfısh & turbot
precıous gıfts from the sea swordfısh & turbot

precıous gıfts from the sea swordfısh & turbot

Nowadays when the notion of healthy eating is gaining currency around the world, fish heads the list of recommended foods. But the future of this increasingly important source of nutrition is...
Forgotten Ottoman Dishes
Forgotten Ottoman Dishes

Forgotten Ottoman Dishes

Let alone the cooking of our grandmothers, we have trouble remembering even our mother’s cooking, because thousands of new foods are appearing every year. Foods that are designed in laboratories...
Eid Delicacies
Eid Delicacies

Eid Delicacies

Known as the “sultan of eleven months” in the Islamic world, Ramadan and its holiday, Eid, were celebrated at a degree approaching that of a festival as socialization was at its most...
a-taste-like-nothing-else-meatballs
a-taste-like-nothing-else-meatballs

a-taste-like-nothing-else-meatballs

A true Turkish culinary phenomenon, kofta (Turkish köfte) heads the list of the country’s best-loved and most frequently consumed dishes. All their lives, people in Turkey never stop searching...
ıstanbul street food
ıstanbul street food

ıstanbul street food

If New York is the city that never sleeps, then Istanbul is definitely the city that always eats. There is an ironclad cultural bond between this city’s streets and its food. From the sweet to...
the-tastes-that-flew-away
the-tastes-that-flew-away

the-tastes-that-flew-away

A glance at the old cookbooks of the world reveals a staggering array of dishes made with poultry and game birds. In particular, Ahmet Şevket Efendi’s book, ‘Aşçı Mektebi’ (School for...
Otlu Peynir
Otlu Peynir

Otlu Peynir

Herb cheese is produced ıvidely in Van, Bitlis, Siirt, Hakkari, and to a lesser extent in Agn and Muş. It is also produced in the p ro v in ce s o f neighhouring countries bordering on Turkey and...
Dengeli, Leziz Bir Menü Tarhana, Oturtma Ve Biber Dolması
Dengeli, Leziz Bir Menü Tarhana, Oturtma Ve Biber Dolması

Dengeli, Leziz Bir Menü Tarhana, Oturtma Ve Biber Dolması

This month we ofFer you an ideal menü consisting of three traditional Turkish dishes. First of the very highly nutritious tarhana soup, foliowed by mincetopped aubergines as the main dish, and...