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Köfte Recipe & An Ode To One Of Turkey’s Favourite Foods

True bastions of Turkish cuisine: there’s a few of those. And köfte is most certainly one of them. It’s also a bastion of our own personal diet. Whether we’re grabbing a quick street food snack, making a special effort to visit a specialist köfteci, dining in a restaurant or cooking at home,.. These Turkish meatballs …

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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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Köfteci İmadettin – You Learn Something New In Fethiye Every Day

So there we were, sat in Cafe Park Teras, and we were just chatting to owner, Tayfun, about different places we like to eat around Fethiye. “Köfteci İmadettin,” says Tayfun. “Where?” “Köfteci İmade… Don’t tell me you’ve never heard of Köfteci İmadettin.” “Nope. A new one on us.” “Köfteci İmadettin. Can’t believe you don’t know …

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Turkish Recipes: Domates Soslu Misket Köfte

Ahh, our love of köfte once more makes itself known on this blog. I wonder how many times we’ve written about it now…recipes for Tekirdağ Köftesi and just good old barbecued köfte; stories of köfte appreciation in Eskişehir and easily the most distinctive version we’ve tried to date, Doğubeyazıt Köftesi – that really was a …

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Turkish Food Focus: An Eskişehir Brunch Of Köfte & Piyaz

Us: Günaydın. Köfte var mı? (Good morning. Have you got köfte?)The waiter turns away from us and shouts towards an unseen kitchen. Waiter: Serkan, köfte hazır mı? (Serkan, is the köfte ready?) Serkan: Hazır, hazır. (It’s ready.)The waiter turns to us and informs us that the köfte is prepared and we can go and take …

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Tarihi Sultanahmet Köfteci, Istanbul

Most tourists visiting Istanbul for the first time are likely to be staying in Sultanahmet – the area boasting Sultanahmet Camii (the Blue Mosque), Aya Sofya, Topkapı Palace and the Basilica Cistern (aka Yerebatan Sarnıcı). And, of course, wherever there is a glut of tourists, it naturally follows that there is a glut of expensive souvenir shops, bars …

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Turkish Recipes: Kadın Budu Köfte (Lady Thigh Meatball)

Kadın Budu Köfte – Lady Thigh Meatball. Hmm, well, where does this name come from? Ladies, I can’t help but think this particular type of köfte was named by a man who thought he was being humorous in declaring it resembled a woman’s thigh to his male counterparts before having a good old chuckle. If …

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