Book Review: Mezze – Small Plates To Share By Ghillie Başan

The best food should always carry with it stories and happy memories of life events, travels, chance meetings, making new friends or spending quality time with old friends and family. ‘,’ is a book packed with recipes by award winning, Cordon Bleu trained cookery writer, broadcaster and journalist, Ghillie Başan. In the book, not only […]

Autumn News From Fethiye – From Hectic To A Slower Pace

Yes, ‘hectic,’ is definitely the right word. If you were waiting for our October monthly news roundup, you’ll know it was non-existent. That was the hectic part. Even part of November has been hectic, too, but now…now is the time when all has slowed down and a more relaxed pace of life is upon us. […]

Hi, Chayote Squash. Or Should That Be Rodos Kabağı?

Seasonal eating – we love it! Especially when it’s a true seasonal food. Something you only see at a certain time of year. A food that you can look forward to, anticipating its appearance on the markets and mentally planning all the Turkish dishes you’re going to make when you finally get your hands on […]

Meşhur Filibe Köftecisi, Istanbul – Turkey’s Number 1 Köfte?

Look up the English translation of the Turkish word, ‘meşhur’ and you’ll see it means ‘renowned, famous or well known.’ Well, then, guess it was finally time we sampled the köfte at this ‘renowned,’ establishment, Filibe Köftecisi in the Sirkeci area of Istanbul. Meşhur Filibe Köftecisi, Sirkeci  We’d spotted Meşhur Filibe Köftecisi on a previous […]

Lunching On Eel At Çeri Restaurant – Lake Bafa Nature Park

We were on a road trip around the southwest corner of Turkey. Having left the pretty town of Selçuk, we decided to head back to Fethiye via the longer route mainly because we wanted to witness Lake Bafa for ourselves. It was never going to be a long stay around the lake – just a […]

Driving Southwest Turkey: A 5 Day, 4 Night Road Trip

It all got kick started with a wedding invite. We’d been talking through summer about maybe taking off for a few days at the beginning of October – some vague plans of hiring a car, taking in some archaeological sites and having a wander; a bit like our East Turkey road trip. An invite to […]

September In Fethiye – Summer Becomes Autumn

I don’t know why we keep thinking, “Ahh, this summer is relatively quiet, for us.” Summer’s in Fethiye are just not quiet – there are always friends around to play out with and September has been no different. October is going to be the same, too. But back to September and our news from Fethiye […]

Red Lentil Soup Recipe – A Turkish Favourite

We’re hitting that time of year; that time of year where the intense summer heat and haze suddenly holds up its hands, goes into retreat and gives way to cooler autumnal breezes and clear air. We can feel the change in the season and, after a long summer, many of us are basking in the […]

Babadağ Kafeterya – Perfect Snack Food Simplicity

Eating; most definitely one of our favourite pastimes. We cook Turkish recipes at home and we also love to eat out, too. Yeah, we love us a posh treat every now and then: a seafood feast at Girida, perhaps, or a steak at Çarıklı Et. But Fethiye is also blessed with oodles of places from […]

August News From Fethiye – Let’s Catch Up

August has been and gone so it’s that time again where we have a little look back at some random news from Fethiye. Just like last month, it’s another bumper edition. We’ve been busy! August has been busy! And we’re getting organised, these days; keeping a note of what we’ve been up to. A lot […]