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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 Blog

I'm over the most popular tastes of summer and enjoying the rich flavors of the late summer crops, deep purple grapes, sweet fragrant figs and crunch succulent corn!

I've scattered sour pomegranate seeds over deserts like Aşure, stuffed & braised white cabbage leaves, savored roast cauliflower with sumac and cumin and devoured Turkish pumpkin dessert Inspired Cheesecake already and throughout this month I'll also be looking out for these in-season favorites;

Spinach (Ispanak), leeks (Pırası), Broccoli (brokoli), and Beetroot (Pancar)

Persimmon (Cennet or Trabzon Hurması), cornelian cherries (kızılcık), ripe mandarins (Mandalina) quince (Ayva) and Turkish bananas (Yerli Muz)

Through November and the following month, I'll hope to discover recipes for Jerusalem artichoke (yer elması), various types of turnips (Turp) and Celeriac (Kereviz).

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