Monthly Archive: May, 2013

Lately in Istanbul: the fish supper that almost was

Men with fishing rods are one of the defining characteristics of Istanbul’s coastlines (and it is mainly men). The Galata Bridge is probably most famous for its popularity with fishermen, but almost any stretch… Continue reading

Lately in Istanbul: would you go to this hamam?

I’ve not had a lot of time to write lately (work has gone crazy, and as the humanitarian crisis in Syria doesn’t look like it’ll be resolved anytime soon it may be a… Continue reading

Feminism in the kitchen

This is a post I’ve thought about writing for a long time. It’s not about whether you can be a feminist AND love cooking, although that is the post I set out to… Continue reading

Nutella cheesecake

Regular readers of my blog will have noticed that my last few posts have strayed somewhat from my usual recipe-posting form. Being here in Istanbul means that I have a lot on my… Continue reading

I’d jump

The Daily Prompt has been popping up in my blog reader for a long time now, but I’ve never made the time to respond to it. Today’s was different, though. It made me… Continue reading

Who’s afraid of the big bad kitchen?

Unfortunately for those of you who come to this blog for the food rather than the feelings, my last post about battling my inner demons in Istanbul was so cathartic – and I… Continue reading

Feeling The Fear in Istanbul

Victory! I have just returned from the market with a clutch of bags containing chicken, honey, aubergines, peppers, onions, ginger, tomatoes, parsley, rocket, cucumbers and bananas. I may be drained and still trembling… Continue reading

Peanut butter and banana smoothie

A few weeks back, after some tricky times in my Oxford household, I went out for drinks with Laura, Sophie and some of other friends from work. Drinks led to dinner, and we… Continue reading

İstanbul Sevgilim

After what feels like an eternity, I am finally back here in Istanbul and it is every bit as wonderful as ever. The last time I came it snowed nearly every day, and… Continue reading

Lentil, sweet potato and carrot soup

Merçimek çorbası, or lentil soup, is a classic Turkish dish that’s usually eaten as a starter before a more substantial main course. I really want to learn how M’s sister-in-law makes her merçimek… Continue reading