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 […]

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 […]

Why Duru Balık Was Our Bodrum Foodie Highlight

Travel’s a personal thing and we all get our own highlights and memories from trips we go on. If you read this blog a lot, you’ll know our travel highlights usually centre around some sort of food we’ve eaten and delighted in: Istanbul and the kokoreç in Galata, Izmir with its enormous midye dolma and offally söğüş, […]

Saffron Milk Cap Mushroom Season – That’s November In Fethiye

These days, even at the local markets around Turkey, it’s possible to eat some fruits and vegetables year-round without having to worry about them going out of season. Yes, some months will be more bountiful than others – and prices will fluctuate occasionally – but those foods are the staples of our kitchen and we […]

Seafood Meze At Denizatı Restaurant – Easy On The Bread!

This is a post for seafood lovers everywhere. Turkish meze is, for us, the best way to eat – small portions, some of which arrive to the table over a period of time so as not to fill you up too quickly. Leisurely dining at its best, where food, conversation – and often alcohol, too – blend together to […]

Kuru Fasulye – Süleymaniye Is Where It’s At

Istanbul and food and Istanbul and food and… Yeah, as well as the ridiculous array of sightseeing to be done in Istanbul, food is also what makes visits to the city so memorable for us. It’s not that we can’t get some of these foods in Fethiye, it’s just, well, the setting and the history […]

Ortaköy Kumpir – A Party In A Baked Potato

In this post, we want to talk about a Turkish street food favourite: Ortaköy Kumpir. Kumpir is available in many of Turkey’s towns and cities but there is one little neighbourhood that is oh-so-famous for this slightly peculiar member of the Turkish street food family. First of all, let us set the scene for our tale… On […]

Çiğ Köfte – With Meat Or Without Meat?

We’re sure he won’t mind us telling you this – well, we’re telling you anyway, aren’t we – but our lovely friend Anıl, Mr Tech Expert, foXnoMad, has a bit of a penchant for (or addiction to) çiğ köfte. He loves the stuff. In March-April of this year, he came to stay with us in Fethiye for […]

Galata Street Food – Follow Your Nose For Kokoreç

Istanbul is as much about eating as it is about wandering and sightseeing. Well, at least it is for us, anyway, and, as we’re writing this post from the city right now, we’ve already had the discussion of what we’re going to eat for lunch when we go out later on. We’re staying in the […]

Turkish Breakfast With Tam Tahıllı Simit…That’s The Healthy Bit

One of the great things about writing this blog over the last few years is we can see how we’ve changed over time. It’s a stream of thought so if we change our mind about something, that’s okay. And, for part of today’s post, we are once again returning to that staple of Turkish foods, […]