Sucuk And Eggs Recipe – A Dream Turkish Combination

What you are about to read is very probably the most simple recipe on our whole blog. However, let that not take away anything from this recipe because it is also one of the most tasty satisfying breakfast, brunch - any time of day, for that matter - recipes out there! We're going to make sucuklu … [Read more...]

Sauteed Brussels Sprouts With Chestnuts & Sucuk – How We Learned To Love Our Seasonal Nemesis

As you're no doubt aware (if you read this blog a lot) we're all for promoting our local Fethiye markets, particularly the Fethiye Friday market. The Friday market, in contrast to the Tuesday Market, is more of a villagers' market that sells seasonal produce - and you're never quite sure what's … [Read more...]

Celebrating Saffron Milk Cap Mushrooms – A Recipe For Sucuklu Çintar Mantarı

We talk about seasonal foods in Turkey rather a lot on this blog and, while some seasonal foods tend to appear on Fethiye market on a more year-round basis - they're just in their prime at certain times of the year - there are some foods that are truly seasonal; here one minute, gone the … [Read more...]

Stuffed Mushrooms Recipe – Perfect For The Barbecue

We love this time of year, here in Fethiye; we're enjoying barbecue season - and, of course, we expect to be doing so for a good while yet. Wherever you may be reading this post, we hope you've got barbecue weather, too, because this recipe is perfect for your outdoor grill. If the weather's not … [Read more...]

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 … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Camel Sausage

Today was the 2nd Karaçulha Camel Wrestling Festival, just up the road from where we live. With just a 10 TL entrance fee and proceeds going towards the local school, we would have been negligent not to go again. Last year, we entered the 'arena' (read 'spare land') with trepidation and a little … [Read more...]

The Turkey’s For Life Giant Mixed Tost!

Tost: You can't come to Turkey - at least the west of Turkey - and leave without sampling tost. Tost is a big, tasty toastie and the Turks do a mighty fine tost! It's not two tiny slices of bread with a delicate filling and a dainty side salad (unless you're in an eatery trying to cater for foreign … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Sucuklu Güveç

Sucuklu güveç (Turkish sausage casserole) was once made for us by our neighbour and, ever since, we've been making our own take on this dish. Casserole (güveç) dishes are very common, at least in this area of Turkey, and are usually served as a sizzling dish in a shallow, cast-iron bowl. We've … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Sucuk (Turkish Sausage)

Sucuk (pronounced sujuk) is just gorgeous. It's traditional Turkish sausage and you'll see it described on some English menus as 'garlic sausage.' We think this is misleading. It's a spicy sausage and the nearest taste to it is the Italian pepperoni which you get on a pizza. A fantastic and … [Read more...]