Winter Seasonal Food In Fethiye

If there's one thing we don't like doing, it's wishing our lives away; looking forward to events while forgetting to enjoy the present. In the UK these days, people don't have any choice but to look forward. No sooner have they come back from their summer holidays than the supermarkets empty their … [Read more...]

Okra Health Benefits – July & August Is Okra Season In Turkey

In July and August in Fethiye, okra is in its prime! We love the Turkish word for okra: Bamya. It's just got a nice sound to it...but that 'nice sound' was all it had until we conquered our okra fear. Despite a plethora of okra health benefits, poor old ladies' fingers are not well loved by the … [Read more...]

Agricultural Fethiye: Photo Story

Last week, we had a friend coming over from the UK to stay with us for the week. This summer has, and will continue to be, hectic with almost back-to-back friends coming and going and we completely forgot about going to either Fethiye or Çalış markets to stock up on meze ingredients for her visit. … [Read more...]

Fethiye Market – A Complete Guide

Tuesday; Fethiye market day and one of our favourite pastimes. How can food shopping ever be a chore when you've got a weekly carnival of seemingly endless rows of stalls packed with the current produce of the season intermingled with the regular staples? The colours, the aromas - citrus in … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey: What’s On The Markets?

Spring 2011 in Fethiye has been a wet one and at times, chilly. We were beginning to wonder if summer was ever going to come - and nowhere is this blip in the seasonal weather more obvious than at the local Turkish pazar. Seasonal fruit such as çağla (unripe almonds), Loquats (Maltese plum/Yeni … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey: Morel Mushrooms (Kuzu Göbeği)

In Turkey, the morel mushroom is known as Kuzu Göbeği; Lamb's Stomach mushroom - and we're surmising this is because of the appearance of the mushroom. The texture and patterns on the cap resemble tripe (cow's stomach lining) and maybe the stomach lining of a lamb is similar. Despite the presence … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Citrus Fruit

Many people come out to Fethiye at this time of year with the idea of enjoying a change of scenery while seeing in the New Year. As tends to be the norm during these festive periods, flights from all over the world are swapped, changed and cancelled and destination airports are altered. During the … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Hurma of a Different Variety

This is another new and mysterious Turkish seasonal food that has just hit our radar. Anyone ever seen it before? When we went to our friends' house on Christmas Day to eat aşure, this was handed over to take with us. Neither of us had ever seen it before nor had a clue what it was! Our … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Bergamot(?) & Christmas Greetings

Anyone seen these before? We went to Cafe Pazar yesterday to arrange a hire car for Monday and to wish our friends a Merry Christmas. As we were sitting and chatting, one of our friends walked in with another man and they were carrying these. Apparently, they are called bergamot. I've done a … [Read more...]

Seasonal Food in Turkey – Huge Green Cabbage!

As the chill quickly descends over Fethiye (is it going to be a particularly cold winter? Our friend predicted it a while ago and I'm starting to think he might be right!), the autumnal, seasonal produce is appearing on the markets of Fethiye. There isn't a season of the year where you can't get … [Read more...]