Turkish Food Focus – Treats Of The Local Bakery

Most people who visit Turkey fall in love with Turkish bread right from that very first moment when it passes their lips. When fresh, the standard Turkish loaf should be crisp on the outside and soft and light in the centre. Upon sitting down to a meal, the diner insists to themselves, "Only a … [Read more...]

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...]

2012 In Review – The Turkish Food Bit

In our last post, we looked back over the articles we wrote throughout 2012 about our travels in Turkey. Well for us, travel and food are intrinsically linked - we have been known to head for places just so we can sample a local delicacy. So 2012 has also been a year of trying out new Turkish … [Read more...]

Midye Dolma: Stuffing Our Faces With An Izmir Favourite

We know that Turkey is famous for its street food and Izmir is a great city to be in if you're looking to sample lots of street food treats. When we first visited, we were in the city for six short days and were on a mission to eat, eat, eat. Purely because so many friends had enthused about all … [Read more...]

Fethiye Photo: Kayaköy November Harvest

Wow, it really doesn't seem so long since January when we posted our first Fethiye Friday photo and announced we would do this every Friday. At the time, the whole of 2012 was ahead of us and, as far as the blog was concerned, it felt like quite a commitment we were taking on...and here we are, … [Read more...]

Fethiye Photo: Pomegranate – The Ultimate Turkish Seasonal Food?

We love this time of year in Fethiye. Summer is a time for enjoying days and evenings with friends and family who fly over from the UK; day trips, pool days, bars, eating out. A lot of the time, it whirls by in a haze...and then all of a sudden, it's gone. We wave off the last of our visitors, … [Read more...]

Alternative Sightseeing In Izmir – Alsancak Street Market

Regular readers of this blog will know we have a bit of a passion (or should that say obsession?) for food markets. Sundays are taken up with a trip to Çalış market, Tuesdays we're off along the harbour in the opposite direction to Fethiye market and Fridays - our favourite - see us back on the same … [Read more...]

Testing Out Our First Ever Famous Çeşme Kumrusu

"Don't come back from Izmir without trying Çeşme Kumrusu!" This was just one of the many pieces of advice given to us by Turkish friends before we set off for our trip to Izmir in September. But it was also the piece of advice; the common thread that linked all the other suggestions offered. Woe … [Read more...]

We’ve Discovered Izmir Söğüş And It’s A Winner!

Exploration of a new city on foot is our preferred mode of transport - if the city lends itself to it, that is. Izmir is perfect for wandering around as most of the areas we want to see are relatively close together, centred around the coast and, therefore, it's flat. So, we've walked with … [Read more...]

Künefe – A Sweet Acknowledgement Of A Famous Turkish Dessert

As we're in the second day of Ramazan Bayramı, the three-day festival following Ramazan, it seems only fitting to acknowledge this with a post about one of Turkey's most famous desserts, künefe. Künefe isn't a dessert particular to Ramazan Bayramı; it's just that we don't get to do many sweetie … [Read more...]