Mezgit Cafe, Fethiye – Seafood Street Food With A View

When Fethiye's new town square (Beşkaza Meydanı) and adjoining Uğur Mumcu Park were being built, that also meant a bit of a facelift for that stretch of the harbour, too. We got benches framed with vibrant bougainvillea, a feature bridge, new paving stones - and a row of little kiosks that would … [Read more...]

Simit – A Celebration Of One Of The Most Famous Turkish Breads

The simit. We challenge anyone to visit Turkey and not come across this (arguably) most famous and loved of Turkish snacks. The simit bread and the simit seller (see-meet-chee) are, to many, symbols of the country. We'll hold our hands up, here, and admit that it took us quite some time to get … [Read more...]

Have You Had The Turkish Breakfast Experience?

For a few years, now, there has been a growing trend in Turkey. And, as far as we're concerned, our hometown of Fethiye is right up there as one of the leaders. We're talking about Turkish breakfast - and the restaurants that serve it! Take a stroll along Fethiye harbour, late morning or early … [Read more...]

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...]

Roasted Green Bean Salad With White Cheese & Tomato – What’s Not To Love?

At the moment, the market stalls around Fethiye are just teeming with beans. Huge mounds of colourful barbunya pods contrasting against piles of super fresh green beans. We just can't not buy them. And that's how this green bean salad recipe came about... Roasted Green Bean Salad Recipe  It's … [Read more...]

Lokum Kokoreç – Keeping Turkey’s Famous Street Food Firmly On The Map

Tempting the taste buds - that's what Yerguzlar Caddesi is becoming an expert at. Yerguzlar Caddesi is the street in Fethiye that runs from the courthouse, past the Çalış Sunday Market. Recently, a whole new neighbourhood of shops and eateries have sprouted. So now, should your stomach be rumbling … [Read more...]

It’s Melon Season – Time To Indulge In Refreshing Melon Salad (Kavun Salatası)

What to eat? The temperatures are soaring, it's humid, the appetite isn't up to much. But you know you've got to replenish your weary body. And, if you're anything like us and you love your food, you'd like to actually sit and enjoy putting those energy-giving calories back in! Thank goodness then … [Read more...]

Hi, Chayote Squash. Or Should That Be Rodos Kabağı?

Seasonal eating - we love it! Especially when it's a true seasonal food. Something you only see at a certain time of year. A food that you can look forward to, anticipating its appearance on the markets and mentally planning all the Turkish dishes you're going to make when you finally get your hands … [Read more...]

Lunching On Eel At Çeri Restaurant – Lake Bafa Nature Park

We were on a road trip around the southwest corner of Turkey. Having left the pretty town of Selçuk, we decided to head back to Fethiye via the longer route mainly because we wanted to witness Lake Bafa for ourselves. It was never going to be a long stay around the lake - just a pass by - so this … [Read more...]

Top Turkish Food Favourites – What’s Yours?

What is the first meal you look forward to eating when arriving in Turkey? That question was just a random one that we asked on our Facebook Page. So many were the answers we received about your favourite Turkish food that we couldn't just let it go. It became a mini project - tallying up all the … [Read more...]