Yeni Dünya Kebab – The Best Way To Celebrate Loquat Season

If you read this blog regularly, you'll know we love to eat and cook seasonally. It's really not hard to do in Turkey. This time of year is abundant with spring fruits and vegetables, making trips to Fethiye market and Çalış market all the more pleasurable. And now, it is the season for the … [Read more...]

Ali Nazik Kebab – Pure Indulgence On A Plate

Pure plated indulgence. That's our description for this oh-so-tasty dish; ali nazik kebab. If you like 'cooking light' then look away now. A Gaziantep ali nazik kebab is spicy, rich and buttery. At the same time, the aubergine and yoghurt bed that the meat is laid on is smooth, smoky and … [Read more...]

Karnıyarık – A Classic Turkish Stuffed Aubergine Recipe

Go into any lokanta in Turkey and you will be most unfortunate if you don't see karnıyarık as one of the choices in the bain marie. Along with imam bayıldı, it's a classic Turkish stuffed aubergine recipe. Aubergines are a major ingredient in Turkish cuisine and are paired with meat and … [Read more...]

Şehzade Cağ Kebabı – Happy Memories Of The East In Istanbul

Food that's memorable for all the right reasons; it's a matter of opinion, of personal experience. For us, our happiest foodie moments in Turkey are ones where the dish is simple, full of flavour, a texture that marries with the food we're eating...and it's often a dish that gives you a happy glow, … [Read more...]

Pasta Bake Recipes – This One Is Yoghurt Topped

We love to experiment with pasta bake recipes because they're not only good, wholesome comfort foods in winter; they're also easy to play around with. And, you can also make enough so that you can either portion it out and save some for another time, or you can reheat leftovers the day after for a … [Read more...]

Turkish Recipes: Kuzu Etli Nohut Yemeği (Lamb Stew With Chickpeas)

Last week, Fethiye, and lots of other places in Turkey, were stuck under a cold front with icy winds which sent temperatures tumbling into minus figures. This is very much a rarity in Fethiye - we were cold! Only one thing for it in weather like this and that's to hit the winter warming comfort … [Read more...]

Hünkar Beğendi Recipe – Ottoman Cuisine At Its Best

There are those moments in life where you peruse the menu in a restaurant, plump for a dish, stick your fork into the food...and then you get that life-changing taste sensation. And that's not so much of an exaggeration; life changing in the sense that you know you've landed yourself a perfect meal … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Kuzu Tandır (Lamb Tandir)

We've been wanting to do a post on the sheer delight that is lamb tandır for a long time but I always forget to take a photo of it whenever we're at Cin Bal in Kayaköy. As soon as the tandır arrives at the table, we all dive straight in there; testament to how good this dish is I guess. When we … [Read more...]