Seasonal Food in Turkey – Domates – Ugly Fruit

Before we'd ever been to Turkey, neither of us could really see the point of fresh tomatoes. They were the occasional sandwich filler and nothing else. Watery, hard, tasteless, orange things. (We know some people can get hold of good tomatoes in Britain but in our neck of the woods, there's no such … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Barbunya

It's that fantastic time of year again where barbunya starts to appear on Fethiye markets and it will be around for a few months to come; certainly until late September. The first time we came to Turkey on holiday, we saw these curious, colourful pods on the market and wondered what on earth they … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Summer Fruits

Writing about the seasonal fruit and vegetables on Fethiye and Çalış markets is getting more difficult as we come into early summer because there's just so much to see, photograph, buy and of course, eat. Cherries (kiraz) have been out for a few weeks but they are at their best right now. We … [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...]

It’s Erik Season – Turkey’s Love Of Greengage Plums

Before you begin reading this article all about erik, let us first tell you that this is an updated article. Well, after a good few years of living in Turkey, our knowledge has improved a tad. This has been with the help of our own reading and research and also as a result of reader comments. … [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...]

Fethiye & Turkey Street Food – Kokoreç

We can only speak for the UK here, but you can't beat pulling over at the side for the road for a good meaty snack when the opportunity arises. Usually in Britain, it's someone doing a really good burger from a burger van and you always feel really satisfied after you've eaten it. The second time … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Fethiye Snacks For The Sweet Tooth

We shared a tatlı between us as we walked along Fethiye harbour this afternoon so we're having a rare post on the sweeter side of Turkish cuisine. We're sure tatlı a different, more official name but when they're being sold from the little carts, they're just described as tatlı (sweet). If ever … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Çiriş And Courgette Flowers

Two photos today for the seasonal food that's on the markets around Fethiye at the moment. Spring is always going to mean an abundance of different fruit and vegetables - and there really is an abundance right now - so we're trying to keep up with it all. Seasonal Food In Turkey - What is … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Çağla

Spring has been slowly appearing on Fethiye and Çalış market in the form of seasonal fruit and veg but this week's Tuesday market in Fethiye was just a joy. Most of the springtime produce was in evidence and in abundance. We loved it because a new season has started and it was visible. So, what … [Read more...]