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Ankara: Yet Again In Turkey, Turkish Food Lifts The Spirits

Turkish food of almost all varieties is much loved by us – it’s just that sometimes it tastes better because of the circumstances we find ourselves in (remember when we were rescued by köfte in Istanbul?). You see, we were in a bit of a predicament when we were in Ankara in May of this …

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Turkish Food: Learning To Love Turkish Desserts – Kalburabastı

We love food; that’s a given. We’ll try anything put before us…but for some reason, acquiring a sweet tooth is something that is proving difficult and, when you live in a country like Turkey, it gets a bit frustrating. We don’t want to sit and get fat, eating Turkish desserts all day long – but …

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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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Turkish Food Focus – Devouring Simply Cooked Trout At Yeşil Erciş Alabalık

For our last blog post, we were in Erciş on the northern shores of Lake Van watching the amazing site that is the inci kefal (pearl mullet) attempting to swim upstream for spawning season. For today’s post, we’re staying in Erciş and it’s the same day. We’d taken photos of the fish – lots of …

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Doğubeyazıt Köftesi – A Meatball Like No Other

While we were in East Turkey, our hope was to try as many different local foods as possible. In Eskişehir, we were recommended to try their famous Tatar çiğ börek and it didn’t take many detective skills to hunt it down. This börek is everywhere! Out of duty to this blog, and out of curiosity, …

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Eating In Eskişehir: Çibörek Or Çiğ Börek; It Still Tastes The Same

Before we set off on the first leg of this year’s Turkey travels, we asked people on our Facebook page if there was any special food we shouldn’t miss while we were in Eskişehir. For us, visiting a new place is as much about the food as it is the scenery. In Izmir, we loved …

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Anyone For Tost? Iksirci Tezcan In Fethiye Can Sort You Out

When friends and family come to Fethiye on holiday, routine goes through the window. And that’s where places like Iksirci Tezcan take centre stage. The kitchen – and our explorations of Turkish recipes – becomes a tad neglected as we grab snacks here and there, en route to their hotels and apartments to meet up …

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It’s Strawberry Season In Fethiye! How Do You Eat Yours?

When is strawberry season in Fethiye? Well, right about now, as it happens. This is also the time of year for the sour foods where erik (unripe plums) start to make an appearance and çağla (unripe almonds) abound on the stalls of the markets around Fethiye – and it’s where trays, piled with plump juicy …

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Turkish Food Focus – Kokoreç At Çiftlik Market

A couple of weeks ago we decided it was time to get out the comfortable footwear and blow away the the winter cobwebs by walking to Çiftlik from Çalış Beach. And, although aimless wandering is good, we also decided to kill two birds with one stone by making our inaugural visit to Çiftlik Thursday market …

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Recreating A Street Food Favourite – Our (Tavuklu) Nohutlu Pilav Recipe

Tavuklu nohutlu pilav – There’s something special about stumbling across street food in Turkey when you’re wandering the streets and exploring somewhere new. If you’re someone who loves trying different foods, the great thing about Turkish street food is you can be pretty confident you’re going to really enjoy it. And, more often than not, …

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