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 […]

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 […]

Fethiye – Winter – Street Food – Istanbul – A Stream Of Thought

December on the blog has been really interesting for us. December is the month where we – and just about every other blog / publication / tv or music show out there – look back on the year that’s passed and then write various posts about it. And we will be doing that…It’s just that […]

Köfte Ekmek – Simplicity Is Tough To Beat

As you’ll know, if you dip into this blog on a relatively regular basis that is, we’re quite partial to the odd bit of köfte every now and then. No, correct that; we love köfte! It’s got to be homemade köfte of course. None of this processed nonsense. And thankfully, there are a few places […]

Arriving In Istanbul – A Tale Of Two Breakfasts

Regular readers of this blog will know it’s a very rare occasion we take a flight when travelling around Turkey. The intercity buses and trains are more our thing and, whenever we go to Istanbul, we always take the bus. You get refreshments and little snacks – we use Pamukkale bus company and their snack […]

Anyone For Tost? Iksirci Tezcan In Fethiye Can Sort You Out

When friends and family come to Fethiye on holiday, routine goes through the window and the kitchen becomes a tad neglected as we grab snacks here and there, en route to their hotels and apartments to meet up with them. Fortunately, in Fethiye, this habit doesn’t have to break the bank because there are little Turkish treats […]

Turkish Food Focus – Kokoreç At Çiftlik Market

A couple of weeks ago we decided it was time to get out the comfortable footwear and blow away the the winter cobwebs by walking to Çiftlik from Çalış Beach. And, although aimless wandering is good, we also decided to kill two birds with one stone by making our inaugural visit to Çiftlik Thursday market […]

Turkish Food Focus: Falling In Love With The Döner Kebab – Again & Again…

We know there’s so much more to Turkish cuisine than the döner kebab (there’s more than enough evidence of that throughout this blog). And we know there are lots of different street foods available throughout the country to tantalise our taste buds. Tantuni kebab springs to mind, nohutlu pilav, ıslak hamburger, we could go on… […]