Category Archives: Bread

Four feet kitchen

  When your kitchen looks like the one above, you don’t have much choice but to go simple. Especially when your fridge is smaller than your washing machine and the counter space is non-existent! I am not complaining at all: this means simpler, lighter meals at home and more meals enjoyed in the restaurants, tapas… Read On

Moving on

Dipping my hands in flour felt like dipping my toes in soft sands on a beach after a very long winter. When I was a kid, I could barely wait to take my shoes off and sink my feet in sand when we finally got to the summer house in Bandirma every June. Feeling the… Read On

Daily Duty

First and foremost duty of the kids in Turkey to bring home the bread. Literally. Along with the daily newspaper. This duty is especially important on the weekends. The weekdays used to go by with the hectic work and school schedule, parents used to read their newspaper when they got to work or on the… Read On

New Tastes … Bread with Fresh Dill and Halloumi Cheese

When I make bread, I normally resort to the easy bread recipe I learned in a weekend-class from Peter Reinhart several years ago. It does not require much time, and easy to make, gives good results every time. However, once in a while, I pick something new and give it a try. I am not… 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

Yeasted Corn Bread

The mornings require a bit more than a jacket over a light shirt now. It has started to get darker earlier. The store shelves are busting with Halloween candy and pots of mums are everywhere. And I put some gourds in the shopping basket yesterday without thinking twice. It is Fall Y’All!!! Made the first… Read On