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Cooking & Sharing: A Love of Turkish Food

Good food tastes good whether you eat alone or with friends but cooking, and more so food has the power to bring people together, something I'm forever grateful for. 

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Purple Basil CoolerReyhan Şerbeti

Serve ice cold on a hot summers day and its unique spicy-sweet flavour will pack a refreshing punch that'll have you revitalised and ready to go. Basil may seem like a strange idea for a cold drink but it's surprisingly addictive and its ever-changing purple tones are rather eye-catching. 

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Turkish Store-cupboard Cooking: Free Recipe Book

As many of us are trying to avoid unnecessary trips to markets we're turning to store-cupboard friendly recipes I've put together a mini cookbook featuring some of my favourite recipes that use only pantry ingredients, Within it you'll find 15 recipes using only store-cupboard ingredients.

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Exploring The Turkish kitchen takes readers on a journey through taste and history of Turkish food by sharing recipes that were homegrown and influenced by immigration and travel. 

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Discovery from a foreign eye: Best expat blogs on Turkey.

Delving into Turkey’s culinary delights from the expat perspective Exploring the Turkish Kitchen is a blog written by Christa, born in Wales – but who now lives in the town of Efeler in Aydın with her Turkish husband. Christa’s beautiful blog has a plethora of wonderful recipes, personal accounts of her expat life and connection with Turkish food and stunning photography.


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My Turkish Kitchen How It All Began: Christa Eker


Eat Your

Huge fan of this wonderful resource of fans of cooking and cookbooks.

Member since Jan 2009. Bookshelf dedicated to Exploring The Turkish Kitchen. 


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Expat Sofra: Culinary Tales of Foreign Women in Turkey
it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Some tales I love more than others, some touched my heart, and some rang so true they could have come from my own experiences. The recipes, although I have no made any look simple and therefore easy to f...
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Rick Stein: From Venice to Istanbul
it was amazing
The book that makes me hungry!!!! I love looking through this book; it's a delightful feast for the eyes. The Turkish recipes are so wonderfully authentic; it makes me want to invite Rick to my own dinner table and have him critique ...
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The Forty Rules of Love
it was amazing
Absolutely loved this book … by far the best Safak I've read!!! Doubly enjoyable as I've just returned from mystical Konya! 5 stars for loved loved loved it!
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