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Turkish Flat Breads with Spinach, Feta and Peppers; Peynirli Pide Turkish Flat Breads with Spinach, Feta and Peppers; Peynirli Pide By Ozlem's Turkish Table 09/01/14 13:36 Pide is one of the most popular snacks and our slow cooked “fast food” in Turkey. In Rural Anatolia and at my home town Antakya, locals would prepare the filling and take it to their local bakery, firin to be baked as these delicious flat breads with toppings....
Slowing down in Bodrum, chasing the waves and local treats Slowing down in Bodrum, chasing the waves and local treats By Ozlem's Turkish Table 08/13/14 15:43 Greetings from Bodrum – Bodrum’dan merhaba; we have been at Turgutreis in Bodrum for a few days. It feels so good to slow down and chase the waves.. Here are what we’ve been up to and some local treats. Most of them can be easily made at home, hope they...
Baked Turkish mini meatballs, koftes in pepper and tomato sauce Baked Turkish mini meatballs, koftes in pepper and tomato sauce By Ozlem's Turkish Table 08/07/14 12:22 We Turks love our koftes, Turkish homemade meatballs. A childhood favorite, they get ready in almost no time and the delicious aroma greets you as soon as you are in the kitchen. I recently made these baked mini koftes, meatballs for a friend, who follows...
Greetings from Istanbul! Sights, people and food, glorious food Greetings from Istanbul! Sights, people and food, glorious food By Ozlem's Turkish Table 08/01/14 17:06 Istanbul’dan merhaba! Home, sweet home; I think the more I age, home, my roots calls me even more eagerly, it is wonderful to be back home. Here are a few snap shots of what we have been up to. It’s been only a few days since we’ve been here and we managed...
Baklava, Revani, Kunefe and More; Desserts for the End of Ramadan Baklava, Revani, Kunefe and More; Desserts for the End of Ramadan By Ozlem's Turkish Table 07/21/14 17:56 The end of Ramadan is celebrated with a three-day Ramazan Bayrami or Seker Bayrami in Turkey ( also named Eid al-Fitr, Festival of Fast-Breaking) starting on Monday, 28th July 2014. There is a wonderful excitement in my parent’s home in Istanbul, as the...
Baba ghanoush or Abagannuc; burnt eggplant salad with lemon, olive oil Baba ghanoush or Abagannuc; burnt eggplant salad with lemon, olive oil By Ozlem's Turkish Table 07/14/14 15:24 This delicious salad or dip, Abagannuc or Baba ghanoush, is very popular in Antakya and Southern Turkish cuisine and one of our family favorites. It has many variations throughout the Middle East, where tahini maybe added or plain yoghurt and what to include...
Kiymali Pide; Turkish Flat bread with ground meat and vegetables Kiymali Pide; Turkish Flat bread with ground meat and vegetables By Ozlem's Turkish Table 07/08/14 11:32 This Kiymali Pide, Turkish flat bread with ground meat and vegetables filling, is one of the most popular snacks and our slow cooked “fast food” in Turkey. In Rural Anatolia and at my home town Antakya, locals would prepare the filling and take it to their...
Antakya’s Kombe Cookie with Walnuts; three generations baking together Antakya’s Kombe Cookie with Walnuts; three generations baking together By Ozlem's Turkish Table 06/23/14 23:19 Another special treasure my parents kindly brought back from Antakya was these very pretty wooden molds which the locals use to shape the delicious Kombe cookies. I adore the molds’ intricate, delicate designs and have always been always fascinated with...
Bended Eggplant Kebabs with Meatballs; Patlicanli Beli Bukuk Bended Eggplant Kebabs with Meatballs; Patlicanli Beli Bukuk By Ozlem's Turkish Table 06/16/14 22:45 Our national favorite Patlican, or aubergine or eggplants are appearing in the markets more now; I love its deliciously sweet, meaty flesh in mezzes, salads, casseroles, even in boreks, savory pastries. This recipe, bended eggplant slices with meatballs...
Kaymakli Ekmek Kadayifi – Turkish Bread Pudding in Syrup Kaymakli Ekmek Kadayifi – Turkish Bread Pudding in Syrup By Ozlem's Turkish Table 06/09/14 21:40 Bread, ekmek, is a main staple in Turkish cuisine and the loaf of bread takes the center piece in Turkish homes, for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We also have a delicious and very popular dessert, made with the special (dehydrated) bread soaked in syrup,...
Tavuk Guvec; Turkish Chicken and Vegetable Stew in Earthenware Pot Tavuk Guvec; Turkish Chicken and Vegetable Stew in Earthenware Pot By Ozlem's Turkish Table 06/02/14 23:01 My parents are visiting from Istanbul and they brought me a wonderful guvec pot, the traditional earthenware pot, that is used for cooking chicken, meat or vegetable based dishes. This is slow cooking at its best; the flavors of the seasonal produce and...
Tray bake filo pastry with ground meat and onions; Kiymali Borek Tray bake filo pastry with ground meat and onions; Kiymali Borek By Ozlem's Turkish Table 05/20/14 13:39 My parents are visiting from Istanbul; it’s been over three years since they were last here, it really is wonderful to have them in England. Regular visitors of this blog knows that my parents’ love of Turkish food and passion for sharing others have been...
Leafy greens with pepper and pine nuts; Inspirations from Antakya Leafy greens with pepper and pine nuts; Inspirations from Antakya By Ozlem's Turkish Table 05/12/14 15:01 Turkish food is based on fresh, seasonal produce with generous usage of nuts, legumes and olive oil. I got some wonderful leafy, spring greens from the market the other day (similar to Swiss chard, though with tenderer leaves) and made this delicious greens...
Baked dried apricots with walnuts; Cevizli kuru kayisi tatlisi Baked dried apricots with walnuts; Cevizli kuru kayisi tatlisi By Ozlem's Turkish Table 05/05/14 14:44 As I am getting ready for my upcoming Turkish cookery class on 10th May, I couldn’t resist sharing this delicious dessert from our class, baked dried apricots with walnuts stuffing in the new recipe card format. Such an easy, yet delicious and wholesome...
Homemade Cezerye; Caramalised Carrot Paste Delight with Nuts Homemade Cezerye; Caramalised Carrot Paste Delight with Nuts By Ozlem's Turkish Table 04/28/14 15:16 Have you ever tried the delicious Cezerye dessert? A specialty from Mersin region at southern Turkey, cezerye is a delicious confectionery made of carrots, nuts and sugar, coated with desiccated coconut flakes. They are utterly delicious, healthy and also...
Easter Bread with Mahlep from Istanbul; Paskalya Coregi Easter Bread with Mahlep from Istanbul; Paskalya Coregi By Ozlem's Turkish Table 04/18/14 20:38 I’ve been getting requests to make the fragrant Paskalya Coregi, the Easter bread sold in bakeries and patisseries in Istanbul all year around. I am so glad the readers asked (with special thanks to James Baydar) and I had a go at them; an absolutely delicious...
Pastry rolls with pastirma, cheese and vegetables; Pacanga Boregi Pastry rolls with pastirma, cheese and vegetables; Pacanga Boregi By Ozlem's Turkish Table 04/14/14 15:43 Delicious delicacy pastirma, dried cured beef with a coating of spices called cemen, consisting of cumin, fenugreek, garlic and hot chili flakes is also very much enjoyed in pastries, as part of a mezze spread in Turkey. Pacanga boregi, as we call in Turkish,...
Poached anchovies or Anchovy Stew with vegetables; Hamsi Buğulama Poached anchovies or Anchovy Stew with vegetables; Hamsi Buğulama By Ozlem's Turkish Table 04/07/14 15:27 I was delighted to get some fresh anchovy fillets, hamsi, as we call in Turkish at my local market a few weeks ago. This small, oily fish, caught from October in Turkey, is much loved and a big part of the Turkish cuisine, especially at the Black Sea coast....
Stuffed Dried Eggplant and Pepper Dolma; Kuru Patlican Dolmasi Stuffed Dried Eggplant and Pepper Dolma; Kuru Patlican Dolmasi By Ozlem's Turkish Table 03/31/14 22:21 Have you ever had stuffed dried eggplants or peppers, kuru patlican ve biber dolmasi, in Turkey? Or ever wondered what to do with those dried eggplants beautifully displayed hanging at food stores? You are in real treat if you can get hold of them, as not...
Spinach and cheese filled filo pastry triangles; Muska Boregi Spinach and cheese filled filo pastry triangles; Muska Boregi By Ozlem's Turkish Table 03/24/14 15:09 We recently made these delicious cheese & spinach filo triangles, muska boregi as we call in Turkish, at my recent Turkish cookery class. They were a huge hit and participants pleasantly surprised how easy & delicious they were. Indeed, these scrumptious...
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