Gastro

A Rumelian Feast
A Rumelian Feast

A Rumelian Feast

  We come across Vardar in an elegiac folk song or on the sign of a tulumba (deep-fried dough pastry) shop. Born in the city of Gostiver and feeding the western part of Macedonia, this wild...
Freshen Up in Malatya
Freshen Up in Malatya

Freshen Up in Malatya

  For me, Malatya begins with the poet Cevat Çapan’s lines: “İster izinle dönelim gurbetten / tahta bavullarımızda Malatyalı Fahri’nin plakları…” (Loosely translated as...
Gaziantep on the Way to Prosperity
Gaziantep on the Way to Prosperity

Gaziantep on the Way to Prosperity

  Gaziantep is a large and rooted city. Throughout history, it has smartly utilized its geographical advantages, served as the heart of commerce in the region, produced more and become...
Holiday Tables in Fethiye
Holiday Tables in Fethiye

Holiday Tables in Fethiye

  The warming weather and longer days made it harder not to think about an escape from the city. Then we found ourselves making plans for the weekend to relax and explore new tastes in...
Vegetable Dishes in the Ottoman Cuisine
Vegetable Dishes in the Ottoman Cuisine

Vegetable Dishes in the Ottoman Cuisine

  There are a great number of vegetable dishes in the records about Ottoman cuisine. To a great extent, this is due to the variety of vegetables in Anatolia as well as the invention of the...
The Meals with History
The Meals with History

The Meals with History

  Denizli, meaning “by the sea” -an interesting name for a city without any borders to the sea - is famous for its rooster, rich cuisine, ever-stretching cotton-white and elegant...

Fried Fish Balls

Fried Fish Balls
Fried Fish Balls
Serves two 1 bass / 1 egg / ¼ bunch parsley / 2 slices of Melba toast / 100 gr onion / 5 gr pimento / 5 gr black pepper / 5 gr salt / 100 gr butter. Gut the fish and boil for 15 minutes. Put the...
Recipes From Physicians
Recipes From Physicians

Recipes From Physicians

Turkish cuisine finds itself a place in detail in works written by all travelers who visited the Ottoman Empire. Today, we learn more and more about this cuisine as culinary researches go...
A Certified Cuisine Gaziantep
A Certified Cuisine Gaziantep

A Certified Cuisine Gaziantep

Founded to support the sustainable development of cities of the world that meet the criteria for seven creative aspects, UNESCO Creative Cities Network now includes Gaziantep as well. The list,...
Two States Of Dough: Ravioli And Dessert
Two States Of Dough: Ravioli And Dessert

Two States Of Dough: Ravioli And Dessert

Whether for breakfast or with soup, for a dish with meat or vegetables for dinner, most of us may not feel full if we don’t have bread with it. We may dream of having a cake or a salty pastry to...
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...
Not To Be Missed Gaziantep
Not To Be Missed 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 Spice of Istanbul
The Spice of Istanbul

The Spice of Istanbul

  Who knows which delicacies this headline made you think of? The range of tastes and aromas Istanbul offers is so varied that it’s almost impossible to define it by using broad...
The Journey of Meatball
The Journey of Meatball

The Journey of Meatball

  Meatballs is still a popular dish in Turkey – they come in all shapes and tastes, as diverse as the members of any extended family. The dish has spread all across the region and has been...
A Delicacy on Every Corner
A Delicacy on Every Corner

A Delicacy on Every Corner

  İsa Eryılmaz  A street vendor in Gürsel Neighborhood for eight years, İsa Eryılmaz’s wife cooks the rice with chickpeas he sells. Could you talk about a day in your life?...
Ramadan in the Ottoman Cuisine
Ramadan in the Ottoman Cuisine

Ramadan in the Ottoman Cuisine

  One of the most important palace traditions was the sultan’s visit to the sacred relics; especially Hırka-i Şerif (Holy Mantle), on the 15th night of Ramadan. Following this ritual, the...
Healthy Dishes
Healthy Dishes

Healthy Dishes

  Eating healthy is one of the latest trends but it’s not that easy to find healthy and delicious foods. Jasmine and Melissa Hemsley, two sisters, have made it easier for us. Comprising...

Ottoman Seafood Cuisine

Ottoman Seafood Cuisine
Ottoman Seafood Cuisine
  If we follow the Ottoman capitals, we can closely examine its relationship with the sea and fish. There was an artificial lake built at Bursa Bey Palace for the sultans to go fishing. Both...

Street Food under One Roof

Street Food under One Roof
Street Food under One Roof
When Danish foodies start praising a new Copenhagen restaurant, you know it’s worth visiting. This month the buzz surrounds Copenhagen Street Food, which brings together dishes from around the...
A City of Rivers
A City of Rivers

A City of Rivers

The climate in Kahramanmaraş is a transitional mixture of Central Anatolia and Mediterranean climate, with a constant breeze from the mountain valleys. Mentioned in various local songs, this...
The Meals Of The Wise
The Meals Of The Wise

The Meals Of The Wise

This month, during which we celebrate Mevlâna’s birthday, we’ll focus on the Mevlevî cuisine. Having lived by the words “Hamdım, Piştim, Yandım” (I was immature; I suffered and...
The Fruit From  The Tree Of Life
The Fruit From  The Tree Of Life

The Fruit From The Tree Of Life

Since ancient times, the olive tree has been regarded as precious and described as the "tree of life" because it doesn’t only give olives but also flowers, wood, oil – and health. Its seed is...
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...
Sweet Delicacies for a Sweet Conversation
Sweet Delicacies for a Sweet Conversation

Sweet Delicacies for a Sweet Conversation

  During their settlement in Central Asia, Turks never ate dessert; they wouldn’t touch anything sweet that was served to them. Many travelers and researchers have written about this in...
Introduction to Cypriot Cuisine
Introduction to Cypriot Cuisine

Introduction to Cypriot Cuisine

  The excitement of exploring a new region takes over as our plane lands in Northern Cyprus. We reach the hotel towards sunset, engrossed in a conversation with the playful shadows of the...
Royal Preparations For Eid
Royal Preparations For Eid

Royal Preparations For Eid

  “Bu sabahın yazına / Kalkın Hakk’ın niyazına / Abdest alın ey komşular / Bayram sabah namazına.” This is a short poem that invites people to Eid prayers. The preparations...
Renewed Tastes
Renewed Tastes

Renewed Tastes

  As you walk its streets, Izmir sneakily carves itself a place in your heart with its sea breeze, its waterfront and people. The freshly baked boyoz (a kind of pastry) to go along with your...
From Serbet to Sorbe: Ottoman Ice Cream
From Serbet to Sorbe: Ottoman Ice Cream

From Serbet to Sorbe: Ottoman Ice Cream

The journey of ice cream in the Ottoman cuisine lasted more than three centuries but before that, it had already been famous all over Europe in the 16th century. Then, we started to export the...

Fish with Nuts and Garlic Sauce

Fish with Nuts and Garlic Sauce
Fish with Nuts and Garlic Sauce
Serves one 1 bass or mackerel fillet / 50 gr nuts / 1.5 Melba toast / 20 gr garlic / 50 gr olive oil / 5 gr red pepper flakes / ½ lemon / 5 gr salt Boil the fish for 10 minutes and sieve. Mix all...

Roman Culinary Empire

Roman Culinary Empire
Roman Culinary Empire
The mere mention of Italian food can get you salivating. So will the book Tasting Rome, compiled by author Katie Parla and photographer Kristina Gill after a months of (delicious) study. Exploring...
Ottoman Culinary Empire
Ottoman Culinary Empire

Ottoman Culinary Empire

Since their arrival in Central Asia, followed by the conquest of Anatolia, a period of beyliks (principalities), and the Seljuk and Ottoman empires, the Turks have always interacted culturally with...
Winter Beauties
Winter Beauties

Winter Beauties

Winter has arrived with many special offers. We’ve come to notice the seasonal changes through marketing activities rather than changes in the weather. Special offers in winter tires and car...
Mantarlı Tatlar
Mantarlı Tatlar

Mantarlı Tatlar

People think and talk about mushroom a lot and though they are suspicious of it, they cannot dispense with it; perhaps, there is no other food like mushroom. Mushroom cultivation has developed in...
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...
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