Turkish Food Focus: Tepsi Kebab

It's Friday again so it's time for another Turkish food photo. Actually, we've decided to change the name of this weekly series to Turkish Food Focus because our first two posts in this section, the Izmir gevrek vs. simit mystery and nohutlu pilav, contained more than one photo. Future posts are … [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...]

Turkish Food: Aubergine Kebab

Sometimes, with Turkish food, all is not what it seems. Self-catering vegetarians visiting Turkey will be delighted by the variety and vibrancy of the colours of seasonal fruit and vegetables on the local markets. And whether you are vegetarian are not, the meze fridges of Turkish restaurants … [Read more...]

Turkish Food: Chicken Shish Kebab

Unless they're vegetarian, it's pretty difficult for food lovers to come to Turkey and leave without sampling good old tavuk şiş (chicken shish kebab). Before we ever came to Turkey, we'd followed recipes for tavuk şiş where we would take our skewer and place a chunk of onion, a slice of pepper, … [Read more...]

The Perfect Turkish Convenience Food: Kömürde Piliç

These days, Fethiye is considered to be 'coming up in the world' amongst a lot of our Turkish friends because three of the world's major fast-food companies have set up shop in the town centre. The fact that not many people seem to have flocked to these places is completely unimportant. As far as … [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...]