Spinach And Potato Puff Pastry Rolls – A Dream Combination

Ahh, yes. We have discovered the joy of puff pastry. Or, to give it its Turkish name, we have discovered the joy of experimenting with milföy böreği. We’re Brits. We know puff pastry well, of course. Pasties and sausage rolls were a staple, growing up. But we had never cooked with it before. Until recently, […]

Our Ode To Gözleme – A Darling Of Turkish Food

Let’s consider the humble gözleme. Why? Well, have you ever met anyone who isn’t instantly grateful for its entrance into their life? We love the stuff and losts of others agree with us! Turkish cuisine is oft ranked by food experts as one of the world’s top three cuisines – no arguments from these two […]

Begonya Ev Yemekleri, Çalış – Turkish Kitchen Meets English Tearoom

So, what’s going on with the title of this post, then? Just trying to sum up a description of our latest local eatery article in a few words, that’s all. Hopefully, as we tell you more about our recent experience at Begonya Ev Yemekleri in Çalış, and you scroll through the photos, all will start […]

Sarge’s Place, Çalış – Pub Grub & A Cosy Atmosphere

It’s been a relatively short career, so far, our time at Sarge’s Place in Çalış. It’s not the sort of place we’d go to usually – well, we don’t live in that area, and, if we are around there, it’s usually to go Sunday food shopping at the market, followed by a hello and a […]

A Healthy Guacamole Recipe – Loving Avocados

Guacamole – not Turkish at all. Mexican, in fact. But in the winter months, on the fruit and veg stalls around Fethiye fish market, the big Tuesday market and the Sunday market in Çalış, avocados are more prevalent than usual and they are lovely and ripe! And soft, ripe avocados make for a perfect guacamole recipe! Why […]

2016 – Our Highlights From Another Year In Turkey

Here we are again. Almost at the end of the year. And so it’s that time where we have a look back at what’s passed. 2016 is certainly going to go down as ‘turbulent’ for many, but that’s all the more reason to look back at some personal 2016 highlights and fully appreciate all those […]

Çarıklı Et Restaurant, Fethiye – Everything But The Moo…And The Baa

To all of our fellow carnivorous fans of Fethiye out there, this post is (mainly) for you! There are oodles of places to eat around Fethiye, serving all manner of international and Turkish dishes, whether they be meat, seafood or vegetable. Some restaurants serve a happy mix of everything. And we need that, of course. […]

Autumn News From Fethiye

Hmm, well we have to go the ‘autumn’ route with our Fethiye news title, don’t we? Monthly news seems to have gone by the by of late – and yes, we’re fully aware of that. And it’s only personal news, after all. Things we notice going on around town and bits and bobs of what […]

Şehzade Cağ Kebabı – Happy Memories Of The East In Istanbul

Food that’s memorable for all the right reasons; it’s a matter of opinion, of personal experience. For us, our happiest foodie moments in Turkey are ones where the dish is simple, full of flavour, a texture that marries with the food we’re eating…and it’s often a dish that gives you a happy glow, either because […]

Haydarpaşa Cemetery – A Piece Of Commonwealth History In Istanbul

It’s the joy of cities isn’t it? We’d never pretend to be experts on Istanbul but we like to think we have a rough idea of the lay of the land following our numerous visits over the years. But with cities the size of Istanbul, there’s always going to be great little surprises in store. […]