Turkish Food

The Day of Aşure in Turkey

Living in Turkey you will come across the famous Aşure Pudding (pronounced “ah-shu-reh” in Turkish)  or Noah’s Pudding. …

Why Ayran Should be Turkey’s National Drink!

After Erdogans rhetoric that Ayran should be Turkeys national Drink and not Rakı, I found myself in…

Food and the Turkish Culture

Food in Turkey plays a huge part of socialising and family time.  Turks by nature are hospitable…

Tea and Gossip | Turkish Ladies Tea Gatherings

One of my favourite traditions in Turkey is the Turkish ladies tea gatherings or as I call…

Pul Biber is my new Turkish Delight | Turkish Souvenirs

Holy Trinity of Turkish Souvenirs Heading home from my first Turkish holiday in 2008, my suitcase was…

Muharram in Turkey and the Rice Party

Have you ever heard of a Rice Party in Turkey? No, neither had I until a found…

The Importance of Bread in Turkey | Bread in Islam

What is the importance of Bread in Turkey and in Islam?  Bread is celebrated in various religious…

Ayran | A Traditional Turkish Yoghurt Drink

Everywhere you go in Turkey you will notice people drinking Ayran or you will see it in…

10 Turkish Coffee Facts | Turk Kahve

On our recent trip home to Dikili, I finally learned the art of Turkish Coffee Making.  It’s…

Never Return an Empty Plate | Turkish Traditions

Never return an empty plate is a Turkish tradition I quickly learned.  Not long after we moved…