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Claudia Turgut
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Bulgur and Potato Patties - bulgurlu patatesli köfte! Ideal for vegetarians, to take on picnics, or just to keep on hand in the fridge for a quick snack!
We are in our Aegean village of Assos and after a wobbly start weatherwise, we are all finally settling into summer mode. If you let it, food can be something of an issue here: more people in the house, less sophisticated sho...
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These little patties are delicious, moist, easy to make as well as being economical! Good for vegetarians and also a potential staple of the Turkish tea table!
We are in our Aegean village of Assos and after a wobbly start weatherwise, we are all finally settling into summer mode. If you let it, food can be something of an issue here: more people in the house, less sophisticated sho...
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Potato & Bulgur Patties with Onion and Fresh Herbs/Patatesli Bulgurlu Köfte
We are in our Aegean village of Assos and after a wobbly start weatherwise, we are all finally settling into summer mode. If you let it, food can be something of an issue here: more people in the house, less sophisticated shops and markets than in the big c...
We are in our Aegean village of Assos and after a wobbly start weatherwise, we are all finally settling into summer mode. If you let it, food can be something of an issue here: more people in the house, less sophisticated sho...
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We can buy kefir but we can also make it ourselves! I am now into a new way of eating after a very interesting visit to an ayurvedic consultant here in Istanbul.... read on...
Nowadays many of us have friends who are vegetarians or vegans, or who have special dietary requirements, or specific food allergies etc... as a result, we have become more tolerant of those amongst us who have different food...
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another healthy and delicious salad to add to your repertoire!
This is just the season to be investigating new salads and this is how I found this one. I always like trying something new. I can't resist a new recipe especially if it uses familiar ingredients with a twist. A n...
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Not my usual Selami Çeşme pazar this time but the one on a Friday in Kadıköy! Loved it! Lots of bargains there!
June 2015: Istanbul I am basing my pazar observations on a different market this month. This is because a) I missed my usual Monday one as we were travelling, and b) some visiting friends from the UK wanted to go to the Fri...
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This time I went to the pazar in Kadıköy, the Friday one which is a little smaller than the Tuesday one. It's a great place! Lots of stuff, lots of bargains!
June 2015: Istanbul I am basing my pazar observations on a different market this month. This is because a) I missed my usual Monday one as we were travelling, and b) some visiting friends from the UK wanted to go to the Fri...
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I really recommend trying these- delicious, easy to make, and healthy too1 Just right for vegetarian friends! Inspired by Ozlem!
http://seasonalcookinturkey.blogspot.com/2015/06/potato-bulgur-patties-with-onion-and.html
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I have just made my first kefir with kefir mayası! Easily obtainable from an aktar and easy to make! It's very healthy and good for you! Read on ....
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We can buy kefir in the supermarkets now in Istanbul but how about making your own just to be super-healthy? It is really easy once you get the grains!
Nowadays many of us have friends who are vegetarians or vegans, or who have special dietary requirements, or specific food allergies etc... as a result, we have become more tolerant of those amongst us who have different food...
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Claudiacım,I went through your article about kefir and really enjoyed your presenttion.I must try and lose about 5 kilos but it.is not easy,I know.I hate the taste of kefir but in your case, mixed with vegetables and vinegar it sounds edible. Worth trying Thanks 
Have the best of time in Assos,
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Wheat Grain Salad with Orange and Fresh Thyme/ Kekikli Portakallı Buğday Salatası
This is just the season to be investigating new salads and this is how I found this one. I always like trying something new. I can't resist a new recipe especially if it uses familiar ingredients with a twist. A new recipe injects a new enthusiasm into one'...
This is just the season to be investigating new salads and this is how I found this one. I always like trying something new. I can't resist a new recipe especially if it uses familiar ingredients with a twist. A n...
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And now we're in June and the local pazars are looking wonderful!  I went to the Salı Pazar in Kadikoy but the smaller one on a Friday, and loved it!
June 2015: Istanbul I am basing my pazar observations on a different market this month. This is because a) I missed my usual Monday one as we were travelling, and b) some visiting friends from the UK wanted to go to the Fri...
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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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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...

Photography
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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