For The Love Of Pide – Recipe And Favourite Fillings

Let's talk about pide! And also give you a fantastic, easy pide recipe which you can use and adapt to suit your own tastes. Why? Well, because who doesn't love a Turkish pide whenever you're in the country. We're here in Turkey all the time, so we eat lots of it! We've said before that çorba … [Read more...]

Sebzeli Kıymalı Tepsi Böreği Recipe – Minced Beef & Vegetable Filo Pie

Turkish cuisine has a whole raft of börek recipes - pastries of all shapes and sizes. We love to explore with all the different fillings and ways of presenting the final product. For this börek recipe, we're going to be making the famous tepsi böreği... What Is Tepsi Böreği? Tepsi means 'tray' and … [Read more...]

Izmir Köfte Recipe – A Regional Favourite & Home Favourite

Izmir Köfte - Turkish meatballs in tomato sauce with potatoes and peppers. It's been a long time coming this recipe. A regular evening meal for us, especially through winter. Whenever Barry makes it, I post a photo to our Instagram Stories. And we always get the request, "Can we have your Izmir … [Read more...]

Meşhur Filibe Köftecisi, Istanbul – Turkey’s Number 1 Köfte?

Look up the English translation of the Turkish word, 'meşhur' and you'll see it means 'renowned, famous or well known.' Well, then, guess it was finally time we sampled the köfte at this 'renowned,' establishment, Filibe Köftecisi in the Sirkeci area of Istanbul. Meşhur Filibe Köftecisi, … [Read more...]

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 run by … [Read more...]

Etli Kapuska – Turkish Cabbage Stew With Meat: Let Cabbage Reign

It's usually springtime that comes to mind when we think of seasonal food and abundance - but autumn on the markets of Fethiye is also another period where the stalls are just piled high with all the seasonal produce that tells us summer is over and winter is almost upon us. That's no bad thing; … [Read more...]

A Recipe For Traditional English Deep Dish Meat & Potato Pie

We do get the odd pang, every now and then, for some good old English comfort food (remember our recipe for home made crumpets many moons ago?) and recently, during a rare cold snap in Fethiye, our bodies just decided it was time for a bit of that type of food. That type of food where you forget … [Read more...]

Tekirdağ Köftesi Recipe – A Famous Regional Dish

It was 2005 and we were in transit from Alexandroupoli in Greece, heading back to Istanbul by bus. Traffic was bad and it had been a long journey, so, after crossing the border into Turkey, the bus driver pulled to the side of the road and gave us an hour's break to stretch our legs. View … [Read more...]

Homemade Lasagne Recipe

Today's recipe is not a Turkish recipe by any stretch of the imagination, so how has a recipe for homemade lasagne made it into our blog? Well, you may remember last Wednesday's blog post was all about our love for visiting Istanbul and, at the end of it, we said we would be in Istanbul again in … [Read more...]

Et Sote Recipe – A Turkish Beef Saute In Tomatoes

Turkish cuisine is made up of many different types of dishes and one of its most comforting foods is the sote dish. Because of this 'cosy comfort' feel, we usually eat Turkish sote dishes during the winter months. However, we do like to break with tradition on occasion. Recently, even in warmer … [Read more...]