Ho, hey, the end of an era and a really good chicken and apricot curry

I’m in denial. An era of joyful communal living with two of my best friends in the world is drawing to a close, and I don’t want to believe it’s true. Sophie and… Continue reading

Life intrudes

Life intrudes. That’s the only reason I can come up with as to why I haven’t posted anything here for two whole weeks. Life just gets in the way. I have been writing… 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

Lately in Istanbul: Istanbul erupts (recommended reading)

I don’t know how many of you will have seen foreign news coverage of the protests that have engulfed Istanbul and many other large Turkish cities over the last two days. My Twitter… Continue reading

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