Monthly Archives: November 2012

Nutella Tart Love…

A while ago, I attended an auction on Facebook to raise money for a very worthy cause. There were a lot of cookbooks signed by their authors to place our bids on and I bid on several of them at once. Once the auction progressed, I had to choose just one and go for it. … Read On

Cigarette Borek…

These long, thin boreks, called cigarette boreks, are made frequently in Turkish households (at least in my household, that was the case) or served at the restaurants as hot appetizers.I have learned that there has been a movement to change the name to “pencil” so that the borek is not associated with the smell of… Read On

Corn Soup from Black Sea Region

Sometimes, all it takes to make it alright with the world: No words but a bowl of hot soup and a slice of crusty bread… Have a wonderful week!   Corn Soup Adapted from The Turkish Cookbook by Sheilah Kaufman and Nur Ilkin Note: The original recipe called for cornmeal but I had corn flour… Read On

Pide Trials…

One of the things I like doing when I am back to Istanbul is to go to one of those restaurants where they bake their lahmacun and pide in a brick oven that welcomes you with its heat. I sit and order, then watch the almost automated, harmonious movements of the cook: take the little… Read On