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

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

Without a travel coffee mug…

It is funny how you end up expecting the same things when you visit different places. The lack of what is familiar startles us and we are left wondering “now what to do?”. I have not “lived” in a different country since I moved to the US. Even though I had my biases and also… Read On

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