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Lost In Translation – İçli Köfte

The photo you can see below is minced meat encased in a minced meat and bulgur wheat shell. In Turkey, this delightful little torpedo of tastiness is called İçli Köfte. If you’re familiar with Middle Eastern cuisine, you could well be looking at it and thinking it’s Kibbeh. Whichever name you choose to assign to …

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Bazlama Bread – The Resurgence Of A Village Bread

Bazlama – otherwise known as ‘village bread’ – is a type of Turkish bread that we have developed a huge fondness for of late. As you can see in the photo, Bazlama is a large, round, flat bread and it’s our weekend treat. If you’re familiar with the gözleme stands at Turkish markets, you may have …

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Seasonal Food in Turkey – Confusion With Runner Beans

Well, seeing as we did yesterday’s blog post all about supporting your local markets in Turkey, we thought we’d better practise what we preach… Go to the Tuesday market in Fethiye this afternoon to stock up on our veggies. Apart from the staples, we were on the look out for some seasonal goodies and noticed …

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Turkish Markets – Love Your Local Market (Pazar)!

Everyone should adore and cherish local Turkish markets! And here’s why… Why We Love Turkish Markets Once upon a time, there was a town in the Northwest of England called Wigan. Our home town. Wigan was a market town. It had an outdoor market square and an indoor market. Both sold British, seasonal fruit and vegetables …

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Turkish Food – Loving Süzme Yoghurt

We’ve already written a post about how, since moving to Turkey, we have grown to love yoghurt – it’s been quite a long journey – and we’ve posted a recipe for the famous Turkish yoghurt dish, cacık; a refreshing mix of natural Turkish yoghurt, cucumber and mint. There are different types of natural yoghurt in …

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