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Claudia Turgut
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Do you know macun? The original Turkish lolly!!
The 'c' in macun is pronounced like a 'j'. The 'u' isn't like in 'up' but more like the 'ou' sound in 'bouquet'. But phonemics aside, macun is a street food, pure and simple! It's a little lolly on a stick made fro...
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Here's  another street food for you: macun!
The 'c' in macun is pronounced like a 'j'. The 'u' isn't like in 'up' but more like the 'ou' sound in 'bouquet'. But phonemics aside, macun is a street food, pure and simple! It's a little lolly on a stick made fro...
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It's May and time for another market update!
April-May 2015: Istanbul At last!  The markets are delivering on their early promise! This is what we have been waiting for: the glorious sight of huge mounds of beautiful spring produce! Finally we can say that winter ...
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Do you love the pazars like I do? Especially now - I was getting kinda tired of kereviz and pırasa!!
April-May 2015: Istanbul At last!  The markets are delivering on their early promise! This is what we have been waiting for: the glorious sight of huge mounds of beautiful spring produce! Finally we can say that winter ...
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Monthly Market Update: What's In and What's Not in the Turkish Pazars
April-May 2015: Istanbul At last!  The markets are delivering on their early promise! This is what we have been waiting for: the glorious sight of huge mounds of beautiful spring produce! Finally we can say that winter has been banished and we are officiall...
April-May 2015: Istanbul At last!  The markets are delivering on their early promise! This is what we have been waiting for: the glorious sight of huge mounds of beautiful spring produce! Finally we can say that winter ...
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and it's time for semizotu once again! This recipe with yogurt, almonds and of course garlic is particularly yummy!
I was thinking along the lines of semizotu or purslane as we call it although it doesn't seem to be commonly known, as I was planning on using it in my cooking class in Kuzguncuk.  This despite the fact it is really a summe...
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Here's a Turkish street food for you: macun!
The 'c' in macun is pronounced like a 'j'. The 'u' isn't like in 'up' but more like the 'ou' sound in 'bouquet'. But phonemics aside, macun is a street food, pure and simple! It's a little lolly on a stick made fro...
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Macun: the Original Turkish Lollypop
The 'c' in macun is pronounced like a 'j'. The 'u' isn't like in 'up' but more like the 'ou' sound in 'bouquet'. But phonemics aside, macun is a street food, pure and simple! It's a little lolly on a stick made from sugar and flavouring and traditionally so...
The 'c' in macun is pronounced like a 'j'. The 'u' isn't like in 'up' but more like the 'ou' sound in 'bouquet'. But phonemics aside, macun is a street food, pure and simple! It's a little lolly on a stick made fro...
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It's May, time for another market update!
April-May 2015: Istanbul At last!  The markets are delivering on their early promise! This is what we have been waiting for: the glorious sight of huge mounds of beautiful spring produce! Finally we can say that winter ...
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This week the market was fantastic! Spring is here at last!
April-May 2015: Istanbul At last!  The markets are delivering on their early promise! This is what we have been waiting for: the glorious sight of huge mounds of beautiful spring produce! Finally we can say that winter ...
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Have you read this? I missed it when it came out in February last year and only just now found it. But it is so poignant, the life of the city's itinerant sahlep sellers, how very hard it is and at the same time, how threatened it is. They must all have returned to their hometowns or villages as we are now in April but what a hard life they have.
The salep (sahlep) sellers of Istanbul are all natives of Sütçüler in southern Turkey, and their livelihood is threatened by its illegal status.
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Time for lovely semizotu once again! Here's a great recipe with bulgur - yes bulgur!! And almonds and garlic ...delicious
I was thinking along the lines of semizotu or purslane as we call it although it doesn't seem to be commonly known, as I was planning on using it in my cooking class in Kuzguncuk.  This despite the fact it is really a summe...
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I've been living in Istanbul with my Turkish husband for years now and when we aren't here, we are in our village house in Assos overlooking the Aegean. I am passionate about the beautiful fresh fruit and veg we get here so visiting the local markets is quite a hobby of mine! I started my blog just over two years ago - the idea was to describe Turkish recipes in simple step-by-step ways and this naturally enough led to a huge interest and development  in my photography. Being English does mean that some of my recipes are of the more familiar variety especially in the Cakes and Cookies category. I have loads of cookbooks and collect new recipes avidly - the internet is a great resource but nothing can beat a good cookbook!

Earlier last year I started leading Walks in the Old City for Istanbul Eats, an award-winning website. These culinary walks take us through the back streets of Eminönü, sampling a wide variety of local street food along the way! Needless to say, getting off the beaten track and all that eating is lots of fun! For me, it's great as the people who come along on these walks are quite delightful, and who would tire of the Old City?
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Am a Turkey top cooking blog! http://turkishtravelblog.com/turkish-food-blogs-turkey/
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  • University of Edinburgh
    Sociology and Anthropology
  • Lady Spencer Churchill College, Oxford
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Selling Salep in Istanbul Against All Odds
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The salep (sahlep) sellers of Istanbul are all natives of Sütçüler in southern Turkey, and their livelihood is threatened by its illegal sta

Time Again for Fresh Broad Beans Cooked in Olive Oil/Zeytinyağlı Taze Bakla
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You just can't help it: if it's the time, then it's the time. And the time right now is for broad beans or fava beans as they say in the US.

Edirnekapı Bird Market, Istanbul
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Edirnekapı Kuş Pazarı (Edirnekapi Bird Market is held on Sundays I recently spent a very interesting and edifying week at Thatcher Cook's Is

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The Rewards Of Leaving The Beaten Path
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One of the pleasant surprises of visiting the Greek island of Andros in May this year was seeing the number of foreign tourists taking advan

How to Prepare and Cook Artichoke
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Artichokes start flooding Istanbul food markets in March, and the peeled, ready-to-go-in-your-pot artichokes hearts are hard to ignore. Howe

Broad (Fava) Beans Salad in Two Ways; in olive oil and garlic yoghurt | ...
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Broad Beans (Fava Beans) with bell peppers, olive oil, dill and lemon juice - Fava Salatasi Here are two delicious ideas to enjoy br...

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by Karen Schuld You can check out my work at http://www.karenphoto.com For photo inquiries contact me via email at karen@karenphoto.com

TRAVEL - Bookworms rejoice! Historic Istanbul dock now shop book-coffee-...
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An old building in Istanbul’s historic Eminönü neighborhood has recently been turned into a book store where people can enjoy a cup of coffe

My Favorite Spice Store in Istanbul ~ My Traveling Joys
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That means I'll be paying a visit to my favorite spice girl, Bilge Kadioglu, owner of Ucuzcular Baharat, No. 51 at the Mısır Çarşısı (Egypti

View of Mesopotamian Plains
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Mardin is on the edge of the ancient Mesopotamian region. This photo was taken from my hotel room and it is an amazing landscape view over t

A winter's meal: leeks with mince/kıymalı pırasa yemeği
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leeks with mince/kıymalı pırasa Meals like this are very common here and belong to the type called tencere yemeğı or tray/pan dishes where e

Istanbul Beat Blog – Nam June Paik Award goes to Cevdet Erek
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Whether you're basking in the glow of the city's current artistic invasion or wondering if, even though art's not really your thing, it'd be

Living In Turkey: Inspiring Expats - Ölüdenizli Yarenler | Turkey's For ...
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Here are the expat Turkish folk dancers, Ölüdenizli Yarenler, who performed at the welcome party for Tom Kelly when he arrived in Fethiye at