Emir: A Pairing

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 – see her VERY comprehensive work here – the journey has been more educational and pleasant than I could have imagined. Last November, my partner in crime – you…

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Mantı

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…

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Basta! Street Food Bar: Taking fun food very seriously

Two Michelin-trained chefs elevate the humble wrap in Istanbul’s Moda district.

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Food in Books: Peynir Aşkına

After 15 years of hunting, smelling, and tasting Turkey’s lesser known cheeses, the duo behind Istanbul cheese boutique Antre Gourmet want to share them with you.

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