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 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. […]

Antalya Style Piyaz Recipe – Made With Love

A story of how we came to love the famous Turkish white bean salad, piyaz. But this is not just the regular white bean salad you see all over Turkey. We have an obsession with a special regional version, you see. This is the story of the discovery of Antalya Usulü Piyaz (Antalya Style Piyaz) […]