Yogurt Soup

  Of course when there is snow in the South, you do not leave the house.¬†Not because it is that cold or the roads are closed. It is because people are dangerous. The driving kind. So I stayed in and made soup. Whatelse is there to do? The traditional yogurt soup normally does not have… Read On

Sitting next to Mustafa Kemal…

What do I do when I have ample time and no report to finish, no case study to dissect? I sit down, wrapped up in a blanket and indulge in a 500+ page book written with the smallest font size possible. Day after day even when I know the end of the story. When I… Read On

Green Chard Fritter

I used to think zucchini fritters was the only recipe that we fry the little pancake versions of shredded vegetable and enjoy with a dollop of garlicky yogurt sauce on top. Then I saw this recipe in Tugrul Savkay’s book on regional Turkish dishes and decided to try it. Actually¬† the rice in the recipe… Read On

Simple Anatolian Soups

When it comes to the soups (or really any dish) from Anatolia, the basic things you will find are simplicity, resourcefulness, and creativity. The dishes are meant to fill you up with the nutrition and if you ever meet an Anatolian woman, you will understand how and why. No flimsy handshake would come from this… Read On

Student Life

It feels nice to be back into the student life for a while. I know I can not take it for long but for a limited time, I am enjoying the rush of paper writing, studying for an exam, learning again until my brain hurts, walking around the house yelling “Where did my Rotring go?”…. Read On

I will be back, San Fran…

I am not sure what makes me want to go back (even move) to San Francisco? It could be because people are so nice, they offer you cookies (medicated ones at that) in a public park within five feet of a cop? (no, we did not take it if you were wondering.) Or could be… Read On