Easter Special: Seven Favourite Turkish Egg Recipes

As this weekend is Easter weekend and we have a distinct lack of any egg-shaped chocolate in the house, we're going to concentrate not on the chocolate variety but on those protein-packed staples that are produced by the chicken. Yes, we like to keep it real, here! We're doing egg recipes! Eggs … [Read more...]

Turkish Food: Real Chips Fighting Back – A Photo

It's Friday and that means it's Fethiye photo time. As with most weekends, we're going foodie again - and this time, we'd like to know your opinion. Chips (kızarmış patates - fried potatoes), although not often associated with Turkish cuisine, definitely make an appearance from time to time on … [Read more...]

Turkish Food: Tahin For Turkish Breakfast

When we moved to Turkey in 2003, we were introduced to a whole new world of unfamiliar ingredients and we soon realised our new life in Fethiye would be much easier if we learned all about them. One of these ingredients was (and still is, of course) a thick, beige, emulsion-type paste that we would … [Read more...]

Turkish Food: Simit Converts

This post is an apology to, and an ode to, a very famous Turkish food... It was June 2010 that we wrote a blog post about the traditional Turkish simit and, if you remember, we declared that we just couldn't get with the love of simit. In fact, the final sentence in that post expressed hope that … [Read more...]

Turkish Food: Turkish Breakfast Near Üzümlü

A few months ago, we wrote about the growing trend in Fethiye to go out together with friends - especially Sundays - and enjoy a Turkish village breakfast; köy kahvaltası. We had been going to Kayaköy and spending the morning and afternoon at Yalçın idling away the hours, slowly working our way … [Read more...]

Turkish Breakfast In Kayaköy

Over the last couple of years or so, there has a been a growing trend in the Fethiye area and the growth is showing no signs of abating. In fact, it seems to be picking up speed and the local restaurants are taking full advantage. Walk along Fethiye harbour late morning, early afternoon on any given … [Read more...]

Turkish Breakfast & Unsettled Fethiye Weather

Well, after the mild winter we had in Fethiye, we would have expected May to have been much nicer than it's been. The last few days of Fethiye weather have been really unsettled, cool and cloudy and, as I write, we're being engulfed in a big black cloud - oh, and now the big, heavy raindrops are … [Read more...]