Very Good Recipes of Turkish from A Seasonal Cook in Turkey

There are 24 Turkish recipes on the blog A Seasonal Cook in Turkey. (161 on all the blogs)

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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...
Sesame-covered Simits: Turkish Bagels Sesame-covered Simits: Turkish Bagels By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 02/25/13 22:47 Sesame-covered simit fresh from the oven Actually I have the barest idea of what a bagel is other than that it is round. But what I do know is that Turkish simit are the original Ottoman fast food, available any time and most anywhere, from street pedlars...
Olga's Very Own Turkish Persimmon Bread Olga's Very Own Turkish Persimmon Bread By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 11/24/12 20:14 Moist and packed with the flavours of persimmon, dried fig and walnut Here is one of those jewels of a recipe: this persimmon loaf is scrumptious beyond compare. persimmons look like this: soft and fleshy Let me share what I know about persimmons: I can’t...
Menemen: Eggs Turkish-style Menemen: Eggs Turkish-style By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 08/19/12 15:57 Menemen almost cooked! Today is a day akin to Christmas: it’s the first day of Şeker Bayram (pron: shek-er by-rum) ie the 40 days of Ramazan are over and you can just feel the relief in the air. It’s been a long and difficult period of fasting due to the...
Turkish Ramazan Pide Turkish Ramazan Pide By A Seasonal Cook in Turkey 08/15/12 22:33 In Turkey this year the holy month of Ramazan has fallen during the hottest possible days of July and August. Believers have had to do without food or water for up to 15 hours a day while enduring daily temperatures in the upper 30s. We who don’t fast can...
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