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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

Autumn here on the Aegean coast sometime feels like a fleeting visitor. Late summer days seem to be determined to hang on and although the nights do get breezier it can sometime feel like it was summer one day and then autumn the next. Then before you get the chance to exclaim your joy the colder, stormy winds hit and can it’s become winter in the blink of an eye.


If you’re a huge fan of the tastes of summer you may be lucky to spot the odd vendor with some types of fresh beans, courgettes, aubergines and peppers but often at a cost. You may even be able to get your hands on grapes and figs!

During this month the cost of lemons should start to significantly fall, and some fabulous new earthy tastes like celeriac (Kereviz), cauliflower (Karnabahar), leeks (Pırası) and various types of pumpkins (Bal kabağı) should arrive which means comforting stews and soups.

To hit that sweet spot look out for persimmons (Cennet or Trabzon Hurması) and pomegranates (Nar) and don’t forget to boost those vitamin and antioxidant reserves with mandarins and cornelian cherries (kızılcık).


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