Category Archives: Turkish Food

Harissa versus Biber Salçası

I discovered Yotam Ottolenghi in England. I love his books, because they are full of new ideas and combinations. His books are a source of inspiration for me. Too bad I can not watch his culinary travel programs on Canal … Continue reading

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Pastry with Tahini — Tahınlı Çörek

Happy Birthday dear Bushcook! We wish you all the best for the future and hope to read more culinary reports on your food blog. I made some Turkish pastry for your birthday event “Souvenirs in der Kueche” Everytime when I … Continue reading

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Turkish Ravioli with Kadaifi Pastry — Kadayıflı Mantı

In one case, the Turks are very similar to Italian or French: They prepare their food the same way as always. Tradition in the preparation is very important, the main thing is, it tastes good and makes everybody happy. Their … Continue reading

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Pulled Lamb – Tandır/Fırın Kebab

The poet Celaleddin Rumi left his mark in Konya. In Turkey the people named him Mevlana – it could be translated as “our priest”. The former monastry is now a museum near a huge mosque. The whirling derwish are known … Continue reading

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Turkish Spiced Schnitzel

Peter started an event called “Schnitzel Chase” and he is looking for Schnitzel recipes from all over the world. At first I thought, how can I participate. But then my brother called and asked for “Schnitzel with potato wedges and tomato … Continue reading

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Turkish Tea Time

As soon as we land in one of our home countries, I start smiling and can’t wait to see my family and friends, who came to pick me up. It is so wonderful to meet the beloved people. They wait … Continue reading

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Rice Salad with Fruits and Yogurt – Meyveli Pirinç Salatası

For several years I observe the phenomenon of food-blogs. Many passionate people write about cooking, baking and especially about enjoying food. They tell us stories about markets, they review books and restaurants, report from events and hotels. We get wonderful … Continue reading

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Fried Turnover with Cheese Filling — Çiğ Börek

The literal translation of the name for these pastries is “raw pastries – Çiğ börek”. Not because they are eaten raw, but because the filling is not pre-cooked. The filling is cooked by the hot steam that forms inside the … Continue reading

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Vegetables Baked in Parchment Paper – Kağıtta Sebze

A popular game with my little nieces is hiding behind a chair or behind my palms and showing up with a surprising saying: “Kuck Kuck”. They beam at me every time with shining eyes and we play this game like … Continue reading

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Lentil-Patties – Yeşil Mercimek Köftesi

Lentils are one of the favourite pulses and every country has their own special recipe. It is incredible in how many countries lentils are cultivated. The top five producers for lentils are Canada, India, Australia, Turkey and the USA followed … Continue reading

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