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
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
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.
A quick guide to some of Istanbul's most popular and traditional cheeses.