Very Good Recipes of Turkish from A Seasonal Cook in Turkey

There are 28 Turkish recipes on the blog A Seasonal Cook in Turkey. (180 on all the blogs)

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Sahlep: a Wonderful Turkish Winter Beverage: December '14 Sahlep: a Wonderful Turkish Winter Beverage: December '14 By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 12/05/14 15:07 I originally wrote this post in the winter of 2011. That's quite some time ago so I thought I'd give it a little airing as it's one of my favourites. Not that it's been resting unnoticed as it's had more than 7000 pageviews in the interim. It's winter time...
Monthly Market Update: What's in and What's not in the Turkish Pazars Monthly Market Update: What's in and What's not in the Turkish Pazars By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 11/30/14 21:07 November - December 2014: Istanbul The weather has taken a long time to turn but turn it has and this cold, wet weather seems to be telling us that winter is really here. But we can't really complain: if you go along to your local market or manav, most...
Monthly Market Update: What's in and What's Not in the Turkish Pazars Monthly Market Update: What's in and What's Not in the Turkish Pazars By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 10/28/14 20:22 October-November 2014: Istanbul Last week I was happily out of Istanbul on Heybeliada, one of the fabled Princes Islands in the Sea of Marmara. We were on a photo trek and the day had been chosen because it was the island's weekly market day. We were so...
Monthly Market Update: What's in and What's not in the Turkish Pazars Monthly Market Update: What's in and What's not in the Turkish Pazars By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 09/29/14 20:05 September-October 2014: Istanbul A few years ago I used to be on the BCC [the British Community Council] here in Istanbul. Our mission was varied but one of my particular tasks was to write the Culinary Corner for the monthly e-Newsletter. Simultaneously,...
Life in a Turkish Village Life in a Turkish Village By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 09/07/14 21:35 Just wanted to say Sleepless in Seattle but no .... in Assos is what I mean. Ooofff..... I'm usually quite an equable sleeper but this takes the cake. Non-stop drumming all night - in the end, I had to take the radical -for me - step of closing all the...
Ten Pics of Turkish Çay Ten Pics of Turkish Çay By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 07/21/14 00:27 This is what upmarket çay looks like: presented on a tray complete with paper napkin and cookie. this is at Big Chef's, Suadiye Just been going through some of my photos and realize that çay is a recurrent theme around here: anytime of day, anyplace, a...
Fab Turkish Cherries/Kiraz: Use Them in a White Chocolate & Cherry Loaf Fab Turkish Cherries/Kiraz: Use Them in a White Chocolate & Cherry Loaf By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 07/08/14 22:08 My favourite little kitchen tool these days is my cherry stoner - is that what it's called? Pitter? De-stoner? Anyway, it's brilliant! You never know with items like this whether they are worth it or just gimmicks. This one is fantastic and has earned its...
Bread-making in a Turkish Village for a Circumcision Celebration Bread-making in a Turkish Village for a Circumcision Celebration By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 06/19/14 18:48 Yesterday was a very interesting day. It marked the beginning of the preparations for the double-circumcision celebrations of our neighbours Ali and Hanife's two sons. In case you're wondering, the older one was actually 'done' in February and the little...
Another Spring Green from a Turkish Market: Cücük Another Spring Green from a Turkish Market: Cücük By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 05/04/14 21:10 An array of spring greens: dill, flat leaf parsley, cücük, and spring onions Here is another example of the vast array of spring greens that you can find at any local pazar or Turkish street market, but especially out in the country and especially in spring....
An Evening in Istanbul with Özlem' s Turkish Table: Revani, a Syrupy Semolina Dessert Dating Back to the Taking of Yerevan in today's Armenia An Evening in Istanbul with Özlem' s Turkish Table: Revani, a Syrupy Semolina Dessert Dating Back to the Taking of Yerevan in today's Armenia By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 02/20/14 22:07 I signed up for the cooking class at the Istanbul Culinary Institute last night for two reasons: first, I thought it would be the ideal way to see fellow blogger and friend Özlem who lives in the UK and is visiting at the moment, again; and secondly, because,...
Spicy Turkish Liver in the Albanian style: Arnavut Ciğeri Spicy Turkish Liver in the Albanian style: Arnavut Ciğeri By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 02/02/14 17:34 Arnavut ciğeri [pron:jee/air], literally meaning Albanian liver, is a popular choice here for the meze table! Arnavut ciğeri or Albanian liver served on a bed of red onions Historically, this dish dates back to the times of the Ottoman Empire which stretched...
Spinach with mince and onion/Kıymalı Ispanak: an all-in-one Turkish favourite Spinach with mince and onion/Kıymalı Ispanak: an all-in-one Turkish favourite By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 01/26/14 15:44 I am quite surprised that I haven't featured this recipe before but I checked my past posts, I checked my files: no, apparently not. Why am I surprised? Well, for a start, it is one of my personal favourites let alone a very seasonal dish that you will...
Adventures of a Köy Tavuğu or a Turkish Village Chicken: how it ended up as soup Adventures of a Köy Tavuğu or a Turkish Village Chicken: how it ended up as soup By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 01/22/14 20:25 When the butcher said to me: let me call Ahmet to come and singe the feathers, I had a terrible feeling of déja vu. I almost changed my mind there and then and said forget it, I don't want your village chicken after all. I've been here before, witness the...
Ultimate Mince Pies from my Turkish Kitchen Ultimate Mince Pies from my Turkish Kitchen By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 12/21/13 11:58 And here they are, straight out of the oven, looking good, smelling sweet: ultimate mince pies I'm sure many of you are making your mince pies around now. For us here in Turkey, seasonal if not Turkish! We wouldn't be without them! All you have to do is...
Dulavrat Soup/Çorbası: a wonderful hearty Turkish soup from Adana Dulavrat Soup/Çorbası: a wonderful hearty Turkish soup from Adana By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 10/19/13 14:24 I have discovered a really amazing traditional soup thanks to the gift of a huge container of homemade erişte/erish:teh that Hatice gave me (along with homemade couscous and yet more of the new crop of olives) when we left our village of Assos a few days...
Cızbız Köfte or Sizzling Grilled Turkish Meatballs Cızbız Köfte or Sizzling Grilled Turkish Meatballs By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 09/22/13 18:42 No, I haven't just forgotten to dot my i's: this is the Turkish letter ı as opposed to i which produces a sound like schwa or -er in mother. The pronunciation is different but what is important here is that the c is j, so these köfte go by the wonderful...
Ramazan,  İftar on İstiklal Caddesi, Friends and Turkish Kindness Ramazan, İftar on İstiklal Caddesi, Friends and Turkish Kindness By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 07/13/13 12:26 As you all know by now, I am cocooned in my own little plaster cast world of home. But outside in the real world, it's Ramazan, the month-long period of fasting, which began on Tuesday the 9th. I knew the date as it is TT's birthday! I also know it because...
Back from Oz ....a Foodie Walk .... another weird and wonderful Turkish fruit: İçkın Back from Oz ....a Foodie Walk .... another weird and wonderful Turkish fruit: İçkın By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 05/26/13 14:09 What is your trick for handling jet lag? What would you think about an all-day walk in the Old City of Istanbul with a group of lovely Americans all interested in experiencing some of Istanbul's culinary delights? This is exactly what I did. Yesterday,...
Simple Smoked Salmon Tart: the Perfect Tuzlu for Your Next Turkish Tea Party Simple Smoked Salmon Tart: the Perfect Tuzlu for Your Next Turkish Tea Party By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 03/22/13 19:40 Yesterday it was my turn to host my little group of 22 years to tea. I have already described how tea parties are an absolute way of life here in Istanbul - click here to read about that - and you will also know that I am very partial to making something...
A Very Unusual Turkish Spring Veg: Filiz A Very Unusual Turkish Spring Veg: Filiz By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 03/19/13 23:46 We were in our wonderful village of Assos which overlooks the Aegean, this past weekend after a very long absence. It was still very much winter and the weather was awful. In fact the whole country was ravaged by winds, rain and even snow. can you see how...
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