Milky Pumpkin Bake

My grandmother is from a little place called Kemalpaşa in the city of Bursa. She has only several family members left there and one of them, used to make this for us when we went there for short visits in summer. As a kid, I thought they had a huge garden and huge pumpkins and… Read On

Same old…

There are some places in one’s life. No matter how long you are gone, some places which stay the same along with its roads, its fishing boats, its bakeries and its people. Yes I see the difference here and there, but Tatlısu, the little village that has been standing there since I was born was… Read On

Sea-related

I love sea and what it has to offer for my dinner. There is a saying in Turkey for people like me but will be lost in translation: “she/he would eat anything from the sea even if it was  her/his dad”. This plant is one of those things. Not exactly out of the sea bottom… Read On

When in Spain…Eat!

Time in Spain was an immersion course in tapas language also. Tapas (or pinchox) culture is definitely not what I am used to. The usual night out to drink for me normally goes something like this: Find a good place that serves tasty mezes (Turkish version of tapas, I guess), sit around a table dotted… Read On

How do you take your travel?

So many places to see but so little time. That is the complaint of many of us.We see a lot of articles on the travel magazines, newspapers and online, urging us to go to the top 10 or 20 destinations of each continent with a long list of what to see. We want to go… Read On

The Pressure Release Valve of A City

Traveling in European cities will eventually make you realize the Europeans’ love for plazas. You want to visit that church? Then go to this plaza.  You want to see that palace? Oh, you need to find this plaza. You want to kick back and enjoy a cup of coffee, then definitely you need to find… Read On