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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

There are so many dishes you can name and instantly the one listening with think of the beautiful Anatolian city of Konya....

Etli Ekmek – Long thin strips of crisped dough topped with meat. Fırın Kebabı – Slowly roasted lamb or goat. Tirit – Kaygana, the list goes one and possibly one of the most popular dishes is Bamya Çorbası – Okra or Ladies fingers with succulent pieces of beef dressed with lashings of lemon juice.


Traditionally made with small dried ‘çicek’ okra but also delicious enough with the fresh variety too, the key to making sure the dish is enjoyable and doesn’t have that infamous slime is to ensure you keep them whole.

Okra around here is at it’s best during the months of August and September and as the days a starting to slightly hardly cool off I’m wishing to get in those last wonderful summer tastes before the comforting Autumnal flavours arrive

Bamya Çorbası - Beef & Okra Soup Recipe

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