East Turkey Road Trip Part 6 – To Kars And (Almost) Back Again

In our two days on the road in the east of Turkey we'd seen so much, observed so much, realised a couple of ambitions - it was all bordering on the overwhelming; just amazing - and now it was time to head to Kars to get some food before driving back to Patnos. Let's recap where we've been and what … [Read more...]

The Kindness of People in Turkey

We had a post planned for today but it's going to have to wait for another time as we just have to share this story with you. A lovely (for us) random act of kindness, generosity, thoughtfulness, whatever you want to call it. It's made our Monday anyway and has confirmed why we love blogging and … [Read more...]

Turkish Food: Kars Gravyer Peynir – Photo Story

Recently, we've been trying to familiarise ourselves with and sample a few different Turkish cheeses. In the past, we've been content with the white cheeses (beyaz peynir) and local Fethiye tulum (cheese that's stored in goat's skin) so we decided it was time for a bit of variety in our cheese … [Read more...]

Shopping For Ingredients At Our Local Market

Every so often, I get the urge the cook something that I haven't made for ages. So this afternoon when we went up to the market in Fethiye, rather than just buying the usuals, I had a quick scan round the stalls in search of a bit of inspiration. I had a rough idea of what I wanted to make but the … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Loving Süzme Yoghurt

We've already written a post about how, since moving to Turkey, we have grown to love yoghurt - it's been quite a long journey - and we've posted a recipe for the famous Turkish yoghurt dish, cacık; a refreshing mix of natural Turkish yoghurt, cucumber and mint. There are different types of … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Village Eggs From Fethiye Market

This is a strange one that maybe someone out there could help us out with. We're writing about Turkish village eggs (köy yumurtası) as part of the seasonal food in Turkey section of the blog. Our question is, how can eggs be seasonal? Anyone? We're British products of the preachings of TV chefs, … [Read more...]