Tag Archive: olive oil

Stuffed artichokes (Zeytinyağlı enginar)

I was propositioned yesterday at the market. A twinkly-eyed vendor talked me into buying artichoke hearts for the first time, under the pretext of ‘helping’ me to pick out the finest cucumbers (because… Continue reading

Fresh green beans (zeytinyağlı taze fasuliye)

Taze fasuliye (fresh green beans) is a Turkish home cooking staple, and a pleasant change from the meat, meat and more meat that often characterizes Turkish cuisine. It’s also an example of a… Continue reading


My quest to learn how to make bread continues with a simple focaccia. When I lived in Parbatipur, fresh bread (along with chocolate and cheese) was one of the things I missed more… Continue reading

Turkish salad

I’m making a bid for the less-well-loved Turkish salad to be celebrated for being just as wonderful and delicious as its more everyday counterpart, Greek salad. An ode to salad is not something… Continue reading