Turkish Food

Since first visiting in Turkey in 2005, I’ve been passionate about the flavours and freshness of Turkish cuisine, and continue to spend hours trawling through open air markets searching for unusual produce, or collecting recipes from the far ends of the country.

Turkish Food History

 

The Turkish Kitchen: From Pastures to Palaces – a lengthy tribute to all aspects of Turkish food, from ancient nomadic traditions right up to the contemporary Turkish restaurants of Istanbul today.

 

uzbek

 

A Taste of Home: Culinary Heritage where to find the best Georgian, Syrian, Uzbek, and Iranian food in Istanbul

 

‘Flavor Factor’ series for The Guide Istanbul

Isot Biber | Photo by Elif Savari Kizil for The Guide Istanbul   Isot Biber: Feel The Burn | Photo by Elif Savari Kizil

Sumac: A Sour Note That Chimes | Photo by Elif Savari Kizil for The Guide Istanbul   Sumac: A Sour Note That Chimes | Photo by Elif Savari Kizil

Nar Ekşisi: A Pomegranate, In Essence | Photo by Elif Savari Kizil for The Guide Istanbul   Nar Ekşisi: A Pomegranate, In Essence | Photo by Elif Savari Kizil

Firik Smokin’ Hot Right Now  Firik: Smokin’ Hot Right Now

Others include: Yufka: A Perfect CircleMastic: Tears of a TreeSahlep: A Winter Warmer

Istanbul Restaurant Reviews

Meze Tray at Akdeniz Hatay SofrasiAkdeniz Hatay Sofrası | Photo by Elif Savari Kizil

Yirmibir Kebab: Simply Charming   Yirmibir Kebab: Simply Charming Photo by Elif Savari Kizil

ficcin   Ficcin: A Dependable choice 

adana kebap at durumzade   Durumzade: One of the Best Kebabs in Town

Others include: Surplus Restaurant: Embracing Cosmopolitan Istanbul; Antebi: A Taste of Gaziantep

Interviews

Claudia Roden | Photo by Lisa LinderClaudia Roden on Sephardic Cuisine and Istanbul Memories | Photo by Lisa Linder

Musa Dağdeviren | Photo by Elif Savari KizilSoul Food: An Interview with Çiya’s Musa Dağdeviren | Photo by Elif Savari Kizil

Cem BirderAn Organic Lifestyle – Cem Birder

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