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Homemade Turkish Lahmacun Recipe – Made With Love

A Turkish lahmacun recipe made with love? Very definitely yes! Add to that a generous sprinkling of patience, too! I’m grateful to be writing this article because it means homemade lahmacun success has been achieved. After previous experiments that didn’t result in the lahmacun we were looking for, this latest effort – and therefore now …

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Celebrating Sucuk – Turkish Sausage With Garlic & Spices

Sucuk (Turkish sausage) is to Turkish cuisine what chorizo is to Spanish cuisine; what salami is to Italian cuisine. A spicy, cured sausage of ground meat that is packed with flavour. Granted, these sausages are never going to fall under the ‘health food’ category, but we all need a naughty-but-nice foodie treat every now and …

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For The Love Of Pide – Recipe & Favourite Fillings

Let’s talk about pide! And also give you a fantastic, easy pide recipe which you can use and adapt to suit your own tastes. Why? Well, because who doesn’t love a Turkish pide whenever you’re in the country. We’re here in Turkey all the time, so we eat lots of it! We’ve said before that …

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Sebzeli Kıymalı Tepsi Böreği Recipe – Minced Beef & Vegetable Filo Pie

Turkish cuisine has a whole raft of börek recipes – pastries of all shapes and sizes. For this börek recipe, we’re going to be making the famous tepsi böreği… We love to explore with all the different fillings and ways of presenting the final product. What Is Tepsi Böreği? Tepsi means ‘tray’ and börek is …

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Izmir Köfte Recipe – A Regional Favourite & Home Favourite

We love this Izmir Köfte recipe. It’s Turkish meatballs in tomato sauce with potatoes and peppers. It’s been a long time coming this recipe. A regular evening meal for us, especially through winter. Whenever Barry makes it, I post a photo to our Instagram Stories. And we always get the request, “Can we have your …

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Meşhur Filibe Köftecisi, Istanbul – Turkey’s Number 1 Köfte?

Look up the English translation of the Turkish word, ‘meşhur’ and you’ll see it means ‘renowned, famous or well known.’ Well, then, guess it was finally time we sampled the köfte at this ‘renowned,’ establishment, Filibe Köftecisi in the Sirkeci area of Istanbul. Meşhur Filibe Köftecisi, Sirkeci  We’d spotted Meşhur Filibe Köftecisi on a previous …

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Iskender Kebab Recipe – Turkey’s Famous Kebab Made At Home

Iskender Efendi; this is the chap who invented the Iskender Kebab in the northwest city of Bursa back in the 19th century. When we moved to Turkey in 2003, Bursa was the first place we visited as part of our travels. Friends had told us to make sure we ate Iskender Kebab at the restaurant …

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Etli Kapuska – Turkish Cabbage Stew With Meat: Let Cabbage Reign

If you are anything like us and thought you didn’t like cabbage (or you are not over keen on it), this Turkish cabbage stew recipe could be the one that changes all that. We love it! So let’s get started… It’s usually springtime that comes to mind when we think of seasonal ingredients and abundance. …

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Tekirdağ Köftesi Recipe – A Famous Regional Dish

It was 2005 and we were in transit from Alexandroupoli in Greece, heading back to Istanbul by bus. Traffic was bad and it had been a long journey. So, after crossing the border into Turkey, the bus driver pulled to the side of the road and gave us an hour’s break to stretch our legs. …

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