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Simit kebab with pistachios

Simit kebab with pistachios

On my first trip to Istanbul, I was taken to a kebabçi or a restaurant that serves mainly kebabs. I was mesmerized by the variety of...

Turkish mutton chops from Gaziantep

Turkish mutton chops from Gaziantep

Gaziantep is in the South Eastern region of Turkey near the Mediterranean cost. It is known to be an ancient city, controlled initially...

Turkish zucchini, feta, dill and walnut salad

Turkish zucchini, feta, dill and walnut salad

This is a modern rendition of a traditional salad called Cevizli kaba, a cooling salad with creamy yogurt, walnuts, feta and zucchini. In...

Kale, spinach, pomegranate, and walnuts

Kale, spinach, pomegranate, and walnuts

I love simple and healthy salads. This is one of those salads that is so simple to make but has great flavour. The salad is full of...

Pomegranate and walnut rice pudding

Pomegranate and walnut rice pudding

If there is a dessert that we all grew up with, it is rice pudding. Versions of it are found in every country and culture on this planet....

Lemon, garlic, and herb yogurt or Haydari

Lemon, garlic, and herb yogurt or Haydari

I was looking for a yogurt dish to serve with some kebabs, Kebab Torsh, and a delicate Lentil rice tahdig as part of a larger meal and I...

Red pepper and walnut dip (Yogurtlu kozlenmis biber)

Red pepper and walnut dip (Yogurtlu kozlenmis biber)

Turkish cuisine is dominated by meze food, and the star of these tables are the dips. There are literally 100's of dips across the...

Ali Nazik: Ground mutton (or lamb) with smoked eggplant

Ali Nazik: Ground mutton (or lamb) with smoked eggplant

Ali Nazik literally means "gentle hand" in Turkish. As the story goes, this dish was made for a Sultan in the Gazientip Region of Turkey...