Book Review: Mezze – Small Plates To Share By Ghillie Başan

The best food should always carry with it stories and happy memories of life events, travels, chance meetings, making new friends or spending quality time with old friends and family. ',' is a book packed with recipes by award winning, Cordon Bleu trained cookery writer, broadcaster and journalist, … [Read more...]

Turkey Street – Perking The Pansies Sequel Is Here

If you're wondering what book to read next, let us make a suggestion for you... Yes, what seems like many many moons ago, we wrote a gushing book review of Jack Scott's debut book, . We loved it! If you're not familiar with Jack Scott, he's a fellow blogger and, also, as you can see, a published … [Read more...]

Book Review: Ayşe’s Trail By Atulya K. Bingham

"Hi Barry and Julia. Apologies for the slow reply. We had a terrible forest fire in Adrasan over the weekend and I was helping friends out..." And life's like that. The author of the book we'd been invited to review couldn't reply to us because she was helping friends in a clean up operation … [Read more...]

Book Review: The Sultan’s Kitchen by Özcan Ozan

Yesterday's post was an introduction to our Turkish Food & Recipes Feature Week where we outlined what was going to be in store over the coming days. We've hit the kitchen to showcase three different Turkish recipes and all three of them have been chosen from the cookery book, . You'll have … [Read more...]

Expat Life In Turkey – Have You Read Perking The Pansies Yet?

There are a few of us Turkey bloggers around these days and one that we've followed for some time has taken it upon himself to write a book. It's often said that we've all got a book in us and well, if that's true, not all of us are going to actually sit down to organise our thoughts into a … [Read more...]

Turkish Recipes – The Book On Our Shelf

In our house we have a couple of shelves on the wall, dedicated to cookery books. Hardback books by famous chefs, containing information about seasonal produce, the best places to buy local foods from and tempting recipes from all over the world. They all hold their own meaning for us and … [Read more...]