Category Archives: Vegetarian

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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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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Turkish Apricots with Creme-Filling – Kayısı dolması

The winter is slowly knocking at our doors, it is so misty and gray outside. Therefore I need something sweet to cheer me up. At the sight of this golden-orange apricots filled with heavenly sweet creme, the sun rises at … Continue reading

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Turkish Thanks-Being-Porridge – Aşure haftamız

Every year on 10. Muharrem of the Islamic calender is “Aşure” day. It is always after the big festivals shortly after the beginning of the new year of the Islamic calender (Muharrem is the first month of the Islamic calendar). Like … Continue reading

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Turkish Pita Bread — Ev Pidesi

Today is “World Bread Day 2014” initiated by Zorra My favourite bread is of course the Turkish pita bread. Preferably home made fresh and warm from the oven. I don’t need anything else, maybe a bit butter and hot tea. … Continue reading

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Potato and Bulgur Patties — Bulgurlu patates köftesi

The same procedure as every day, late in the afternoon my concentration diminishes and I get tired. So I drag myself into the kitchen to make a large cup of strong builders tea or coffee and look out for a … Continue reading

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