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Claudia Turgut
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Zeytinyağlı Yemekler (Olive Oil Dishes)  - 
 
How do you feel about bamya or ladies' fingers? It's all in the preparation ... we absolutely adore them despite the hassle of trimming them:
You haven't lived if you haven't spent an hour or so preparing ladies' fingers aka okra/bamya! Yes, it is a very fiddly job: whatever you do, don't buy them unless you're ready to spend the time painstakingly peeling and tr...
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Summer Mezes for Your Table: 2) Ladies' Fingers or Okra in Olive Oil/Zeytinyağlı Bamya
You haven't lived if you haven't spent an hour or so preparing ladies' fingers aka okra/ bamya ! Yes, it is a very fiddly job: whatever you do, don't buy them unless you're ready to spend the time painstakingly peeling and trimming them. half a kilo of ladi...
You haven't lived if you haven't spent an hour or so preparing ladies' fingers aka okra/bamya! Yes, it is a very fiddly job: whatever you do, don't buy them unless you're ready to spend the time painstakingly peeling and tr...
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Meze (Appetisers, Salads & Sides)  - 
 
Red peppers are at their best around now and will continue until the heat of summer dies down: try roasting them like this:
Living in the village as we are, going to the market in either neighbouring Ayvacık or Küçükkuyu is one of the highlights of our week!  I love markets especially in summer time when the stalls are hard to resist with all th...
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Summer Mezes for Your Table: 1) Roasted Red Peppers in Olive Oil & Garlic/Közde Zeytinyağlı Sarımsaklı Kırmızı Biber
Living in the village as we are, going to the market in either neighbouring Ayvacık or Küçükkuyu is one of the highlights of our week!  I love markets especially in summer time when the stalls are hard to resist with all the colourful fruit and veg. You hav...
Living in the village as we are, going to the market in either neighbouring Ayvacık or Küçükkuyu is one of the highlights of our week!  I love markets especially in summer time when the stalls are hard to resist with all th...
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Do y ou know what pişi are? My neighbour was making them today  and called me over ...
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Komşu! Un var'mı? Neighbour! Do you have any flour? An early morning call over the garden wall. It was my neighbour Leyla here in our Aegean village of Assos: have you got any flour, she was asking.  Then she said 'I'm ma...
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Barbecues in the garden - what could be more summery? Here's a pretty veggie dish to serve alongside your pirzola!
The house is quiet. Eva and her parents have gone. But the sweet memory of the BBQ that we had for TT's birthday just a few days ago lives on. Of course the maestro at the BBQ was SIL who was an even greater hero because he h...
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Really really hot here in the Aegean - we eat a lot of meze-type meals including this one for okra or ladies' fingers: am just about to make another kilo actually!!
http://seasonalcookinturkey.blogspot.com/2015/07/summer-mezes-for-your-table-2-ladies.html
You haven't lived if you haven't spent an hour or so preparing ladies' fingers aka okra/bamya! Yes, it is a very fiddly job: whatever you do, don't buy them unless you're ready to spend the time painstakingly peeling and tr...
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Surely we all love red peppers: try roasting them like this with lots of garlic and olive oil :))
Living in the village as we are, going to the market in either neighbouring Ayvacık or Küçükkuyu is one of the highlights of our week!  I love markets especially in summer time when the stalls are hard to resist with all th...
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Red peppers at this time of year are irresistible as they are full of flavour. Try them in the oven and you won't regret it....
Living in the village as we are, going to the market in either neighbouring Ayvacık or Küçükkuyu is one of the highlights of our week!  I love markets especially in summer time when the stalls are hard to resist with all th...
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Börek (Pastries), Pide, Ekmek (Bread)  - 
 
Would you call pişi  pastries? I think probably, yes, you would! Anyway, these little deep fried balls of dough are bayram specialities...
http://seasonalcookinturkey.blogspot.com.tr/2015/07/end-of-ramazan-in-sight-leyla-makes.html
Komşu! Un var'mı? Neighbour! Do you have any flour? An early morning call over the garden wall. It was my neighbour Leyla here in our Aegean village of Assos: have you got any flour, she was asking.  Then she said 'I'm ma...
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End of Ramazan in sight: Leyla makes traditional pişi in the garden!
Komşu! Un var'mı ? Neighbour! Do you have any flour? An early morning call over the garden wall. It was my neighbour Leyla here in our Aegean village of Assos : have you got any flour, she was asking.  Then she said 'I'm making pişi  for bayram . Would you ...
Komşu! Un var'mı? Neighbour! Do you have any flour? An early morning call over the garden wall. It was my neighbour Leyla here in our Aegean village of Assos: have you got any flour, she was asking.  Then she said 'I'm ma...
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Summer barbecues in the garden ... here's a lovely vegetable dish to serve with your grilled pirzola!
The house is quiet. Eva and her parents have gone. But the sweet memory of the BBQ that we had for TT's birthday just a few days ago lives on. Of course the maestro at the BBQ was SIL who was an even greater hero because he h...
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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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  • Lady Spencer Churchill College, Oxford
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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

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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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Here are the expat Turkish folk dancers, Ölüdenizli Yarenler, who performed at the welcome party for Tom Kelly when he arrived in Fethiye at