Gift-giving season is in! When December comes, a weird kind of anxiety begins in my family. What to do for Weihnachten?
Many architects have had the opportunity to create masterpieces that have become iconic landmarks and changed the urban landscape, but none have done so as much as Frank Gehry’s titanium-clad Guggenheim Bilbao.
Pomegranate has been regarded as a symbol of fertility and abundance by almost all the cultures that existed in Anatolia, Western Asia and the Middle East. It is surely the most attractive fruit once it is burst open when countless jewel-like seeds inevitably remind one of a treasure chest full of precious gems. The Turkish expression “One at the market, a thousand at home” signifies the local trust of its stand for prosperity.
Imagine a wine tasting where you can take hold of your glass and start sampling hundreds of different labels side by side--grouped according to their density and grape varieties and not according to their producers.
As olive harvest season is going on in full speed in Turkey, olive oil manufacturers have bitter feelings for the season.
The table was stunning as one guest tells. An inverted cut crystal bowl was lit by little light bulbs and adorned with flowers, tiny plates holding caviar and butter were nested among the vine leaves swirling along the table.
Antalya is often regarded as the locomotive of tourism in Turkey, which is often translated as the ultimate destination for the iconic three S’s: Sun, sand and sea. Antalya and its environs truly have the greatest beaches, lots of sunshine throughout the year and one will definitely have plenty of sand in their shoes. But this is only a fraction of the province’s potential.
One essential element to understand the food culture in Turkey is to master a meze table. Meze is often defined as a selection of hot and cold dishes typically served as hors d’oeuvre in Turkish, Greek and Middle Eastern cooking.
The tiny handwriting covered the whole page. It was not easy to read, not only because the letters were so miniscule, but also spaces between the lines were very tight, there were even no margins left in the paper.