SütlaçTurkish Baked Rice Pudding With Honey & Rose

An Ottoman kitchen inspired oven finished rice pudding with rose water and gentle spice infusion sweetened with honey. 

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Vezir ParmağıAlmond & Orange Flavoured Sweet Bites

A flour-based, semolina crusted, baked sweet with almond and orange notes. Said to be named after the Ottoman grand vizier who saved a sultans life by accidentally wounding him. 

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GüllaçMilky Rosewater Pudding

A traditional Ramadan dessert of starch wafers soaked in sweetened milk with rose water and cardamon. A much-loved dish prominent in the holy month of fasting. 

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Preparing Sunshine In The Winter Months

Turkish Bitter Orange Candied Peel. 

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Turkish Turunç Oranges Prepared For Jam

Proverbs To Chew On

12 Turkish Proverbs Related To Food. 

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The Vizier's Fingers

Long ago, there was a sultan who ruled in the name of religion and law. My take on the legend behind the sweet.

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The Viziers Fingers Story and recipe

In The Kitchen This Month

  • Early Summer Fruits
    Apricot, strawberry, cherry, peach, melon.

    Breakfast, Dessert, Snacks & Suppers. Nothing says summer than cooling sweet tastes.
  • Sweet Summer TasteCorn On The Cob

    Sweet Summer Taste
    Corn On The Cob

    Boiled, Grilled, Sides & Snacks
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  • Salads
    Light - Bright & Bursting With Flavour

    From the classics, shepherd, spoon, gipsy & walnut to the weird and wonderful. Fresh produce takes you to a summer salad heaven
  • Juicy TreatsTomatoes

    Juicy Treats

    Freshly picked, chopped, sliced or diced. Slow roast, fried, pureed, grated. Sun-dried, pureed or jarred for winter. The joy and business of Tomatoes never ends.
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  • WatermelonsKarpuz


    Juiced, slices, cubes & especially good with white cheese & mint in this refreshing salad
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  • Melon
    A Little Early But Just As Refreshing

    It's time to cart home those huge heavy balls of delight. Deserts, breakfasts, juiced or in salad! Beautiful colours and refreshing tastes.
  • Green BeansMemory Envoking Food

    Green Beans
    Memory Envoking Food

    Slowly braised into a flavoursome treat. Taze fasulye with in-season tomatoes taste like beans never tasted before.
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  • Timeless Dishes
    Turkish Breakfast

    Not just for the morning, on hot humid days where cooking seems to much of a task

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  • Exploring The Turkish Kitchen

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    A journey through, taste, land, customs, and history by means of the Turkish kitchen.

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Recipe Of The Month

Turkish Oven Baked Chicken and potatoes

My Favourite Dish Right Now

  • Chicken
  • Potatoes

Simple oven-baked full of the tastes of summer my take on a Turkish classic. - Patatesli Tavuk - Pickle Juice & Tomato Chicken With Lemon & Oregano Wedges