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Seasonal Eating In Southwest Turkey – Life’s Simple Pleasures

Seasonal food and seasonal eating is a huge part of our life in Turkey and was one of the main elements that excited us about starting a life here. Even now, all these years later, we still love to wander around our local markets, buy up lots of seasonal produce (completely neglecting to accept we’re …

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Broad Bean Salad With Orzo – The Colours Of Springtime On A Plate

It’s broad bean (bakla) season at the moment so we just had to buy a bagful of them to do a Turkish recipe for broad bean salad – iç bakla salatası. Springtime is synonymous with new growth and an abundance of produce on the local markets around Turkey. At the moment, we just feel like …

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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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A Celebration Of Karadeniz Hamsi – Fresh Anchovies From The Black Sea

If we said the word ‘anchovies’ to you, what is the image that immediately springs to mind? For most people, it will likely be a jar of strong tasting, super salty fish fillets in olive oil. You love them (we do) or you hate them. These are the type of anchovies for pizza, for tapenade, …

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Mezgit Cafe, Fethiye – Seafood Street Food With A View

When Fethiye’s new town square (Beşkaza Meydanı) and adjoining Uğur Mumcu Park were being built, that also meant a bit of a facelift for that stretch of the harbour, too. We got benches framed with vibrant bougainvillea, a feature bridge, new paving stones – and a row of little kiosks that would serve snacks and …

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Simit – A Celebration Of One Of The Most Famous Turkish Breads

The simit. We challenge anyone to visit Turkey and not come across this (arguably) most famous and loved of Turkish snacks. The simit bread and the simit seller (see-meet-chee) are, to many, symbols of the country. We’ll hold our hands up, here, and admit that it took us quite some time to get with the …

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Have You Had The Turkish Breakfast Experience?

For a few years, now, there has been a growing trend in Turkey. And, as far as we’re concerned, our hometown of Fethiye is right up there as one of the leaders. We’re talking about Turkish breakfast – and the restaurants that serve it! Take a stroll along Fethiye harbour, late morning or early afternoon …

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