Category Archive: Meat

Sac kavurma

Eid ul-Adha may have been a whole month ago now, but today I wanted to share a classic Kurban Bayram dish with you because it’s too good to be reserved for the holidays… Continue reading

Reflections on Kurban Bayram (Eid ul-Adha)

I’ve celebrated Eid ul-Adha (called Kurban Bayram in Turkey – see here if you don’t know what this means) before. I’ve seen the ritual slaughter of animals. I’ve partaken in the fruits of… Continue reading

Daddy Whits’ chicken rezala

My dad doesn’t really like recipes. Well, that’s probably unfair. He likes getting ideas from them, but he really hates following them. I walked into the kitchen this morning to find him peeling… 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

Lamb stewed with plums

This was the other dish that I cooked as part of my Eastern Mediterranean feast on Saturday. Fruit and meat might seem like a weird combination on the face of it – I… Continue reading

Festive Food: Boxing Day butter chicken

There were lots of things I wanted to write about over Christmas – including a lot of bloody good meals and some even better random piles of leftovers, which always make me unaccountably… Continue reading

Quick Lamb Kacchi Biryani

 Carnivorous disclaimer: this recipe is definitely not meat free! I’m working on my perfect vegetable biryani recipe right now, but I love this one so much that I wanted to share it now…… Continue reading

Kale, mushroom and pork stir fry

When I opened the veg box this week to find a big bag of dark green kale staring me in the face, I knew autumn had arrived. And I was stumped. As the… Continue reading