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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



 

Turkish cuisine takes pride in showcasing so many different types of dishes from all corners of its sprawling land; some areas feature heavily in a particular nuance but most offer a plethora of fresh fish, meat and vegetable dishes along with side sturdy whole foods but some times, the old faithful, those reliable pantry staples are easily overlooked or forgotten.

 

Book cover for 'Kiler Recipes' by Christa Eker. Turkish Store-cupboard cooking cookbook

 

The kiler, which can mean cellar or pantry can easily conjure up imagery of perfectly lined up jars of 'nenes' homemade preserves and bags of grains bought from the large open buckets in the weekly market. 

 

Now, of course, people have better access to shopping facilities than ever before with even the smallest of towns having several supermarkets, butchers, bakers and convenience stores within a short walk from them.

 

Some of the heritage items of fermenting, pickling, the concept of storing away for the coming months is still alive but it has slowly dwindled due to the availability of so many commercial options and varieties but that gives us a greater opp to plan and stock up.

 

Flour, beans, simple basics, well-stocked cupboards can mean there's always food to go on the table. Basic items that can be kept in the panty over long periods offer us the chances to make something even when we're avoiding shops and busy market places. 

 

This free e-book offers 15 recipes bring the best out of long-shelf-life products. Even when the fridge and freeze look bare. 

 

So sign up now and download today and be inspired in your own Turkish kitchen.

 

 

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