“KarnabaharMucver” Cauliflower fritters. A taste of home (Christa Eker)

Oh Midwinter in Turkey, how I miss your bone-shaking, awe-inspiring storms and all the cracks of sunshine that offer respite after the heavy downpours....

Exploring the Turkish Kitchen…Terbiyeli Tavuk Çorbası – Chicken soup with lemon – yoghurt –...

Turkish cuisine offers a variety of soups, something for everyone if you like and many are hydrating, nourishing and a delightful quick-fix dinner, lunch...

Gozleme Turkish Filled Flatbreads – Christa Eker

There comes a distinctive point in Turkey, where it's not quite Autumn and yet no longer summer. A few undecided days where a gentle...

Christa Eker – Exploring the Turkish Kitchen – Borlotti Bean Stew ‘Barbunya Pilaki’

As a meze or a main, barbunya pilaki, is a dish that screams summer: The sight of marbled pink and white fresh cranberry or borlotti...

Christa Eker – Exploring the Turkish Kitchen – Vegetarian Stuffed Peppers

If you've ever felt daunted by the idea of making Turkish rice-based dishes, start with biberdolması. Oven-baked stuffed pepper is a forgiving dish with...

Griddled vegetables with melting aubergines

Ingredients 1 large aubergine ½ lemon, zested and juiced 3 cloves of garlic, 1 crushed, 2 chopped 2tbsp chopped parsley, plus extra to serve 1tsp extra virgin olive oil 4ts...

The art of grilling: Mangal, the Turkish BBQ

Cooking and eating are two rituals that hold a special place in the hearts of Turks, but there is one special ritual that brings...

Roasted Baby Vine Tomato Grilled Chicken

Ingredients 2 lb. mixed-size cherry tomatoes, on the vine if desired (about 4 pints) 4 large garlic cloves, crushed 1/4 c. plus 1 tbsp. extra virgin olive...

Turkish Red Lentil ‘Bride’ Soup

1/4 cup butter 2 onions, finely chopped 1 teaspoon paprika 1 cup red lentils ½ cup fine bulgur 2 tablespoons tomato paste 8 cups vegetable stock 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 tablespoon...

Turkish delight: Recipe and history

Lokum, known as Turkish Delight, is a unique and popular dessert, associated with Turkey. In its production, sugar is used for sweetening, water for binding...

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