9 Turkish Desserts To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

It's not often we write about Turkish desserts or sweetie goodness on this blog because neither of us has a particularly sweet tooth. However, as Ramazan Bayramı is once more upon us and, as this is the time when people tend to indulge in foods of the sugary variety, now seems like the perfect time … [Read more...]

Turkish Food: Learning To Love Turkish Desserts – Kalburabastı

We love food; that's a given. We'll try anything put before us...but for some reason, acquiring a sweet tooth is something that is proving difficult and, when you live in a country like Turkey, it gets a bit frustrating. We don't want to sit and get fat, eating Turkish desserts all day long - but it … [Read more...]

Turkish Food: Künefe – A Sweet Acknowledgement Of Ramazan Bayramı

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...]

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: Osmanlı Macunu

We were chatting with a friend a few nights ago about how Turkey seems to be rediscovering and embracing old traditions. 11 years ago, we came to Fethiye on holiday and smoked a nargile (water pipe), only to be told by waiters, 'Oh, we have those just for the tourists. Nobody smokes nargile any … [Read more...]

Christmas Day In Fethiye – A Tale of Two Cultures

Our Christmas Day in Fethiye usually involves us inviting Turkish friends to our house for the day and force feeding mince pies and other Christmas 'delights' upon them. This year, we decided to keep it quiet and just do the rounds, bearing gifts. We were to go to our friend's house and give them … [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...]