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My final post as a Seasonal Cook in Turkey!
but first a very.. Happy New Year to you all! Istanbul is ravaged by snow but here today in Assos, it's freezing with a brilliant blue sky. It's the kind of uplifting day that makes you think about new beginnings ...
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+Linda CuriousBee Hi Linda! I would be delighted if you published some of my blog posts! That would be great! Thank you! I will check out those links but also an email would be good: crturgut@gmail.com. Regards, Claudia
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#Sütlaç is such a traditional #Turkish #milk pudding - funny really because what it is is rice pudding!! You can have it baked too and then it's called #fırınsütlaç.
When I was going out with my now-husband - I want to say when we were courting but that sounds rather old-fashioned - we used to come to magical Istanbul from Ankara from time to time, and every time, I was introduced to some...
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Take a look at this fantastic #persimmon/trabzon hurması recipe for not one but two loaves!!! Somehow very Christmassy as well as being totally seasonal! Made with those v squishy orange persimmons....
There are many recipes out there and many of them are perfectly fine. However, if you start looking more closely, you will definitely find some that are better than others. moist and just yummy And sometimes, you hit up...
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Amazing Persimmon/Trabzon Hurması Bread
There are many recipes out there and many of them are perfectly fine. However, if you start looking more closely, you will definitely find some that are better than others. moist and just yummy And sometimes, you hit upon an absolute winner and this is one ...
There are many recipes out there and many of them are perfectly fine. However, if you start looking more closely, you will definitely find some that are better than others. moist and just yummy And sometimes, you hit up...
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You must have seen those wonderful shops with all those milk puddings on display... here's a great recipe for Turkish rice pudding or sütlaç!
When I was going out with my now-husband - I want to say when we were courting but that sounds rather old-fashioned - we used to come to magical Istanbul from Ankara from time to time, and every time, I was introduced to some...
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Turkish Rice Pudding/Sütlaç either Baked in the Oven/Fırında or not ...
When I was going out with my now-husband - I want to say when we were courting but that sounds rather old-fashioned - we used to come to magical Istanbul from Ankara from time to time, and every time, I was introduced to some new kind of street food or loca...
When I was going out with my now-husband - I want to say when we were courting but that sounds rather old-fashioned - we used to come to magical Istanbul from Ankara from time to time, and every time, I was introduced to some...
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Goodbye for now ...
but first a very.. Happy New Year to you all! Istanbul is ravaged by snow but here today in Assos, it's freezing with a brilliant blue sky.  It's the kind of uplifting day that makes you think about new beginnings and opportunities, a perfect start to the N...
but first a very.. Happy New Year to you all! Istanbul is ravaged by snow but here today in Assos, it's freezing with a brilliant blue sky. It's the kind of uplifting day that makes you think about new beginnings ...
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Hiya! I always get stumped when I make a cake because it's not a tatlı, is it? But it is so seasonal and in a way Turkish because it's made with those squishy #trabzonhurması or #persimmons...and it is indeed sweet!!
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This is honestly the most delicious tea loaf you've ever eaten and it's made with persimmons or trabzon hurması as they are called here! Have a look...!
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Now here's a real Turkish treat: #sütlaç which is actually #ricepudding!!! Yes! Really! But it's served a little differently - I love this particular recipe!
When I was going out with my now-husband - I want to say when we were courting but that sounds rather old-fashioned - we used to come to magical Istanbul from Ankara from time to time, and every time, I was introduced to some...
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Have you tried Turkish rice pudding yet? A traditional staple found in local corner shops or made at home, here is a very good recipe for it...
When I was going out with my now-husband - I want to say when we were courting but that sounds rather old-fashioned - we used to come to magical Istanbul from Ankara from time to time, and every time, I was introduced to some...
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one of the balık-ekmek guys has been sighted by my SIL in Karaköy. They all disappeared when the area was bulldozed so I am very happy to see that at least one has surfaced!
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We remember you all in Turkey soooo fondly and long to return , keep in touch, Darina 
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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
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  • Lady Spencer Churchill College, Oxford
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