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 […]

Top Turkish Food Favourites – What’s Yours?

What is the first meal you look forward to eating when arriving in Turkey? That question was just a random one that we asked on our Facebook Page. So many were the answers we received about your favourite Turkish food that we couldn’t just let it go. It became a mini project – tallying up […]

Summer Fruit Frozen Yoghurt – A Sweet Mix Of Seasonal And Local Ingredients

Something light and something cold. That’s been the main reply from each of us this summer when the other has asked, “What shall we eat today?” If you read our Fethiye news updates, you’ll know that we’ve made so many of our staple salads over summer – our salad of green lentils, a tangy chickpea […]

Iskender Kebab Recipe – Turkey’s Famous Kebab Made At Home

Iskender Efendi; this is the chap who invented the Iskender Kebab in the northwest city of Bursa back in the 19th century. When we moved to Turkey in 2003, Bursa was the first place we visited as part of our travels. Friends had told us to make sure we ate Iskender Kebab at the restaurant […]

Puff Pastry Strawberry Tart Recipe – Success From Failure

Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together? Well, actually, this is the story of a plan that didn’t come together. But then, from that, a lovely little accidental strawberry delight was created. This is how we came to produce our little Turkish breakfast sweet treat, puff pastry strawberry tart. Or, to give […]

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 lots of others agree with us! Turkish food is oft ranked by experts as one of the world’s top three cuisines – no arguments from these two biased […]

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 […]

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 […]

Oven Baked Potato & Courgette Fritters – Our Take On A Classic Turkish Recipe

Here’s a recipe title for you: Fırında Patatesli Kabak Mücveri. That’s what we’re making in this post. It’s a take on a classic Turkish dish and translates to ‘oven baked potato and courgette fritters’ recipe (or oven baked potato and zucchini fritters for our American readers). As far as we’re concerned the reward for your efforts […]