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Massimo Bottura Opens a Restauratn in Istanbul, Turkey Massimo Bottura Opens a Restauratn in Istanbul, Turkey

6 March 2014 | Besiktas, the lively hub of Istanbul, where luxurious hotels stand amidst churches, mosques, museums and a late Ottoman pavillion, will soon host a new restaurant by Massimo Bottura. Full Story



Turkey Wins Expats' Hearts With Excellent Food and Nice Weather
Turkey Wins Expats' Hearts With Excellent Food and Nice Weather

4 March 2014 | Excellent local food and good weather won Turkey the 11th place in the world in expats' hearts - in a ranking, published by HSBC. No other country in South East Europe had made it... Full Story


Izmir Gourmet: Food is in the Air
Izmir Gourmet: Food is in the Air

Food is literally everywhere in Izmir.

The first stop a traveller would usually make, is Passaport – the vivid promenade along the seaside, which has turned into a landmark with its black and... Full Story


Sherbet or Sorbet? An East-West Beverage Tradition
Sherbet or Sorbet? An East-West Beverage Tradition

Sherbet and sorbet are a pronounced example of the contemporary gastronomic approach to the “Eastern-Western” synthesis. Full Story


Turkey's Cuisine: The Tastes that Flew Away
Turkey's Cuisine: The Tastes that Flew Away

A glance at old Turkish cookbooks reveals a staggering array of dishes made with poultry and game birds. Full Story


Turkey to Ask EU to Recognise Rakiya as National Drink
Turkey to Ask EU to Recognise Rakiya as National Drink

6 May 2009 | In its negotiations with the EU, Turkey will ask that rakiya, or brandy, receive the status of a “national drink,” national media reported recently.
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Turkey Boasts World’s Most Ecologically Clean Tea
Turkey Boasts World’s Most Ecologically Clean Tea

Among the nearly 30 countries that produce tea in the world, Turkey is the only one producing ecologically clean tea without chemical additives Full Story


Balkan Culinary Wars III: Other People’s Meatballs
Balkan Culinary Wars III: Other People’s Meatballs

Ćevapčići from Leskovac, köfte from İzmir or Bulgarian kebapche? Greek keftedes too, please!
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Balkan Culinary Wars II: The Epic Battle over a Vegetable Relish
Balkan Culinary Wars II: The Epic Battle over a Vegetable Relish

Ajvar, lyutenitsa, zacuscă or biber salçası? The peppers, tomatoes and aubergines purée is to inflame as much hostility as the Macedonian issue a century ago. Full Story


Urfa Kebab, Çig Köfte
Urfa Kebab, Çig Köfte

Once in a local restaurant in Urfa, most connoisseurs of Turkish cuisine would immediately order the Urfa kebab – the wonderfully tasty pieces of ground meat on a stick, accompanied by lots of... Full Story


Balkan Culinary Wars I:  Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece in a Ruthless Fight over a Greasy Snack
Balkan Culinary Wars I: Turkey, Bulgaria, Serbia and Greece in a Ruthless Fight over a Greasy Snack

A dozen modifications of the same dish are at the bottom of a deep culinary dispute on the Balkans. The Bulgarian banitsa, the Serbian gibanica, the Greek pita, the Macedonian maznik and the... Full Story


From Börek to Kadin-Göbek
From Börek to Kadin-Göbek

Aubergines are in their element here. They are everywhere – dark, shiny and elegant, lined up next to one another as if ready for a feast. It is a little known fact that this noble vegetable is... Full Story


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