The chunky nuttier cousin to celery. This classic Aegean dish of celeriac is brought together in a light but warming dish with carrots and citrus. Dill fronds are added at the last moment before serving to add a gentle bitter undertone.
An olive oil dressed salad of tomato, pepper, onion and parsley with 'kesik' or 'lor' cheese curd. A speciality of Aegean cuisine and feature heavily on Aydın's breakfast and picnic tables.
Warm, nourishing and made mostly with store-cupboard stables this simple quick-cook stew is both economical and speedy. Spicy Turkish sausage balanced with nutty chickpeas with a red pepper & tomato sauce.
Served hot out of the oven this creamy dish with warming, cumin and fenugreek, creamy sesame paste and hot crispy sucuk and crunchy chickpeas served with fresh bread is a great addition to a maze table/starter for several or even as a comforting main for 2.
A hearty, red lentil-based soup is full of dried pepper and mint flavours. The rich tomato background is peppered with pieces of rice and bulgar, making this classic Turkish soup the perfect starter to kebab based feasts or as a stand-alone lunch rich in both flavour and history.
Delicious oven-roasted chicken and potatoes bursting with the tastes of the Aegean. Using the leftover juice of pickled cucumbers to brine the chicken makes this tender dish both economic and super easy.
The perfect, easy, store-cupboard raiding soup for those days when you can't quite be bothered or need a quick, simple fix. Orzo pasta grains, cooked in an immune-boosting broth brought together with a rich and creamy dressing of egg and lemon.
Tender lamb fried in a hot iron pan or griddle spiced with summer vegetables in a classic marinade of cumin and paprika. Pre marinade helps the meat to tenderise before sauteing in the hot pan. A wok is a great alternative.
A sweet, juicy, buttery treat with a crunch. Bringing street food home and fun for kids and adults alike. This super easy snack uses traditionally cooked milk poached corn on the cobs but can be made easily with tins of sweetcorn.
A classic Turkish meze combination with a refreshing twist. Juicy watermelon and crumbly cheese cubes with fresh mint and firey pepper flakes. Perfect for BBQs, picnics and just as fabulous as a wake me up breakfast too.