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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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Cookbooks: Rick Stein's Baked Pumpkin Sinkonta

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Wonderful pumpkins are still a feature in the Pazar even though signs of spring are slowly shopping themselves and I have one ready to use, the first stop is Rick Stein's wonderful Sinkonta recipe. Baked pumpkin with sun-dried tomato paste and crispy onions. Just one of many fabulous recipes in his book From Venice to Istanbul. 

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Discovering The Sultans Delight

 A classic dish that's been adapted over time but what about the original? Is it possible to recreate the taste the Impreial court may have had then lead to this fantastic dish of meat on a bed of aubergine getting it right to be titled - The Sultans delight? I look at a very old cookbook to go back to the recipes roots.

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