World Cuisine

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...
Dining at Baltic Walls
Dining at Baltic Walls

Dining at Baltic Walls

Cutting through the snows of Tallinn’s Raejoka Plats, the atmospheric old town square, I don’t miss the flurry of pavement cafes that spill out across the cobbles in summer. How could I, when...
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...
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...
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’,...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...