Chamilja is scattered across the Thracian Strandzha (Istranca) mountain massif and takes "terroir" very seriously.
Three Kalecik Karasıs - Three different styles of Turkish wine.
Need a pint? Head over to Kurtuluş's latest, ADA Public House. The beer list may not be extensive. Nevertheless, the presence of any pub in the neighborhood is cause for celebration. Have a drink with us.
International Women’s day came and went. Let's take the time to celebrate the women in Istanbul who are making the road a little easier for the next generations.
As of late, I have been diving into the world of wine, specifically Turkish wine. And, thanks to a very well-versed and very patient sommelier-to-be friend – let’s call her “A” – the journey has been more educational and pleasant than I could have imagined. Last November, my partner in crime – you can call … Continue reading Emir: A Pairing
What Karl's lacks in grub, is made up for in coffee. And when you roast your own, isn't that the point?
From the Chinese soup dumpling to the Italian ravioli, any culture worth its salt has a dumpling dish of sorts. In Turkey, we have mantı.* Mantı is made from a simple dough, rolled into a thin sheet. The sheet is cut into small(ish) squares and, traditionally, a small amount of a ground lamb mixture is … Continue reading Mantı
The next time you find yourself in Kadıköy Çarşı with a couple of minutes to spare, treat yourself to some fine roasts.
Learning that we spend most of our time in Istanbul, a friend told us that she just had an amazing Turkish breakfast. Really? Naturally we came a’running.
Exposing the wonderfully weird imperfections that make Istanbul great.