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Purslane & Tomato Salad Recipe – A Tasty Bowl Of Summer Colour

In the sweltering summer heat, where would we be without the light, fresh flavours of a crisp and crunchy salad? A few days ago, on the Sunday market in Çalış, it was semizotu (purslane) that caught our eye. It was just asking to be made into a purslane and tomato salad (domatesli semizotu salatası). The …

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Summer Turkish Tomato Celebration – Tangy Tomato Salad Recipe

We might be wilting a little in this intense summer heat but with the intense summer heat comes the ultimate, summer-seasonal-food reward – the enormous, Turkish tomato. We’ve discussed our love of this seasonal tomato in the past and yesterday, the stalls of Çalış market were once again piled high with the beauties. Some stall …

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Seasonal Food in Turkey – Domates – Ugly Fruit

Before we’d ever been to Turkey, neither of us could really see the point of fresh tomatoes. They were the occasional sandwich filler and nothing else. Watery, hard, tasteless, orange things. (We know some people can get hold of good tomatoes in Britain but in our neck of the woods, there’s no such thing.) However, …

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Acılı Ezme Recipe – Spicy Antep Ezmesi

Spicy Antep Ezmesi: what can we say? Simply, that this ezme recipe is one of our very favourite dishes. We’re fully aware that we’re always saying different Turkish dishes are favourites for us.. But then another food always springs to mind. And then that’s a favourite, too. But Antep Ezmesi is one of the originals. …

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