Çalış Kebabs & Dürüm – A Favourite Fethiye Kebab Haunt

"When we eat out, where would you say we go most?" "If we're in Fethiye, Popeye's boat or the kebab place if we're in Çalış." "Yeah, I think that, too...so why have we never written about the kebab place in Çalış?" This was a little conversation between me and Barry a short while back - and … [Read more...]

Turkish Food: Celebrating Turşu In Istanbul

People who read this blog a lot will know that we have a bit of a 'thing' for Turkish pickles. Type pickles into our search box on the left and you will see the list of posts we've done in celebration of the tantalising taste of fruit and vegetables preserved in vinegar. Even the thought of it now … [Read more...]

The Kindness of People in Turkey

We had a post planned for today but it's going to have to wait for another time as we just have to share this story with you. A lovely (for us) random act of kindness, generosity, thoughtfulness, whatever you want to call it. It's made our Monday anyway and has confirmed why we love blogging and … [Read more...]

Turkish Food: Kars Gravyer Peynir – Photo Story

Recently, we've been trying to familiarise ourselves with and sample a few different Turkish cheeses. In the past, we've been content with the white cheeses (beyaz peynir) and local Fethiye tulum (cheese that's stored in goat's skin) so we decided it was time for a bit of variety in our cheese … [Read more...]

Turkish Pickled Red Cabbage Recipe

Today has been a 'getting organised for Christmas' day. We've done the Christmas shopping and the Christmas making. We like to feel we're putting the thought and the feeling back into Christmas (well, that's our excuse anyway) by not spending too much. Two of our Christmas presents for other … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Discovering Istanbul Pickles

You may remember, way back last winter, we did a few posts about Turkish pickles and we even discovered that they're good for you. Well, that's always going to be a bonus for us seeing as we struggle to get through a meal without having a side dish of pickles. Our visit to Istanbul last weekend … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Titchy Cucumbers

We were walking around the fruit and vegetables of the Tuesday market in Fethiye this week and these little cucumbers caught my eye. Fortunately, they were displayed next to your average cucumber so you can get an idea of the size. Sometimes, these small cucumbers are labelled as 'turşuluk' which … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Fethiye Pickles; My Recipe

Pickles are just a fact of life in Turkey. You eat pickles with your food. That's it. It's very rare you won't see pickles (turşu) of some variety on the table when you're served a meal. And this suits us just fine! If you buy your pickles, try to go to a place that does homemade turşu, like … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Pickles. It’s official…They’re good for you!

One of the good things about starting this blog is we find out loads of information we didn't previously know - some of it because you feel like you have to do a bit of research then you don't write complete rubbish all the time and some of it because other people pass on their info when you write … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Pickled Vegetables (Turşu)

We're starting to think we must have been Turks in a past life. It's the pickles, you see! We love them! For me, when I was a kid, I used to love eating pickled onions or red cabbage straight from the jar followed by a few spoonfuls of the vinegar. I got no end of telling off from my mum for this - … [Read more...]