9 Turkish Desserts To Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

It's not often we write about Turkish desserts or sweetie goodness on this blog because neither of us has a particularly sweet tooth. However, as Ramazan Bayramı is once more upon us and, as this is the time when people tend to indulge in foods of the sugary variety, now seems like the perfect … [Read more...]

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 it … [Read more...]

Künefe – A Sweet Acknowledgement Of A Famous Turkish Dessert

As we're in the second day of Ramazan Bayramı, the three-day festival following Ramazan, it seems only fitting to acknowledge this with a post about one of Turkey's most famous desserts, künefe. Künefe isn't a dessert particular to Ramazan Bayramı; it's just that we don't get to do many sweetie … [Read more...]

Turkish Food: Osmanlı Macunu

We were chatting with a friend a few nights ago about how Turkey seems to be rediscovering and embracing old traditions. 11 years ago, we came to Fethiye on holiday and smoked a nargile (water pipe), only to be told by waiters, 'Oh, we have those just for the tourists. Nobody smokes nargile any … [Read more...]

Time for Aşure – Noah’s Pudding

The first time we came across aşure was Christmas Day a few years ago. We were doing the rounds, bearing gifts and a few stops had been planned. Then we would return home for Christmas dinner. The visits to Turkish friends were supposed to be a quick, 'Hello, Merry Christmas and here's your … [Read more...]

Turkish Food – Fethiye Snacks For The Sweet Tooth

We shared a tatlı between us as we walked along Fethiye harbour this afternoon so we're having a rare post on the sweeter side of Turkish cuisine. We're sure tatlı a different, more official name but when they're being sold from the little carts, they're just described as tatlı (sweet). If ever … [Read more...]