Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Mixo Terrace, located in one of Istanbul’s most popular historical neighborhoods, Talimhane, will begin hosting “Expat Happy Hour” every Monday in order to bring together foreigners living in the city.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has kept up with tradition and enjoyed Turkish döner as the eurozone grappled with the deepening Greece crisis
As a kid, one of the kitchen jobs I enjoyed thoroughly was shelling pea pods
Istanbul has been has the hub of three imperial haute cuisines, making use of not only lo-cal but imported foodstuffs ranging from caviar from the north coast of the Black Sea to spices from India
They shared mutual interests. Their passion was cooking and in particular, they favored Mediterranean cooking.
Hilal İşler - SAN FRANCISCO
It may be eight in the morning, but pastry chef Yiğit Pura is already on his third espresso. “I’ve been up since five,” he says, cheerfully.
Handan Kazancı - Anadolu Agency
'I believe the time has come to rethink the Anatolian kitchen,' the chef had written in his manifesto. But, these days, Mehmet Gürs, perhaps Turkey's most renowned chef, has been neither donning his apron nor slicing and dicing onions and tomatoes.
I’m in a time machine. I see history repeating itself. There are moments when I completely forget about the sense of where I am or why I’m here and I find myself asking: “Where is here anyway?”
Expect the unexpected! This can be the new catchphrase of Istanbul these days. Every other day we hear of a new place opening in an unusual corner of the city; there seems to be more and more facets of this ever-changing town to explore
He slept at a folded military camp bed, even in times of peace. He never slept long any way; he even considered spending time in bed as a waste (except for reasons other than sleeping, but that is another story) and always woke up at daybreak.
As peace talks resume in Cyprus and hellish arguments in Turkey are fired up over the Cypriot issue, it was the right time to revisit the island.
Mövenpick Hotel Istanbul’s AzzuR Restaurant will offer a distinctive fast-breaking (iftar) buffet highlighting the rich heritage of Turkish and Ottoman cuisine to the accompaniment of live “fasıl” music for Ramadan between June 18 and July 16.
My napkin was gently folded like a bundle. As I cradled it in my palms I felt the warmth inside. It was as if it were still sizzling in deep oil. As I unfolded the layers of linen, I noticed that my golden fried ball was slightly pointed on one end. That made me curious about the cook; it was surely a clue about his home country.
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