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 […]

Sucuklu Bakla – A Turkish Take On A Popular Broad Beans Recipe

March in Fethiye is the beginning of the broad beans season, and, on a visit to Çiftlik Perşembe Pazarı (Ciftlik Thursday Market) we noticed that the first young bakla (broad beans or fava beans) of the season were for sale. Not lots of them as yet…but enough to get us thinking about broad beans recipes – […]

Fethiye Photo: Kayaköy November Harvest

Wow, it really doesn’t seem so long since January when we posted our first Fethiye Friday photo and announced we would do this every Friday. At the time, the whole of 2012 was ahead of us and, as far as the blog was concerned, it felt like quite a commitment we were taking on…and here […]

Turkish Green Beans In Olive Oil Recipe – Zeytinyağlı Taze Fasulye

Zeytinyağlı taze fasulye (fresh green beans in olive oil) was one of the first Turkish dishes I ever attempted – for the basic fact that we had bought a Turkish cookery book whilst on holiday in Fethiye, gone back to England, and, when I leafed through the book’s pages, this Turkish green beans in olive oil […]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Confusion With Runner Beans

Well, seeing as we did yesterday’s blog post all about supporting your local markets in Turkey, we thought we’d better practise what we preach and go to the Tuesday market in Fethiye this afternoon to stock up on our veggies. Apart from the staples, we were on the look out for some seasonal goodies and […]

Turkish Food: Piyaz Salad For Summer Months

We know, we know. We’ve done a post on barbunya before and we’ve done a piyaz salad recipe in the past, but that was a recipe for Antalya Usulü Piyaz. And before we start, apologies to anyone who is a stickler for recipes remaining as they should be. The weather is sooo hot at the moment and the other […]

Turkish Barbunya Pilaki Recipe – Borlotti Beans In A Tomato & Olive Oil Stew

In Turkish cuisine there is a group of dishes known as zeytinyağlı yemekler (olive oil dishes) and, of these dishes, Barbunya Pilaki is definitely our favourite. We do love our okra in olive oil on occasion (well, it is extremely healthy) and we occasionally enjoy green beans in olive oil, too, but the site of barbunya (borlotti beans) on […]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Barbunya

It’s that fantastic time of year again where barbunya starts to appear on Fethiye markets and it will be around for a few months to come; certainly until late September. The first time we came to Turkey on holiday, we saw these curious, colourful pods on the market and wondered what on earth they were. […]

Turkish Food – Antalya Usulü Piyaz

When we first moved to Fethiye, you had to fly to and from Antalya airport in the winter months. A friend was coming to visit us so we went with the transfer driver to the airport to pick her up. About half way there, at the top of the yayla mountain road, is a town […]