Turkish foods have a long and rich history; sometimes sweet like pistaccio-filled baklava, and other times salty like briny village cheese. A mix of Middle Eastern, Balkan and Central Asian, cuisines it consists of delightfully diverse dishes — and everything comes with a dollop of […]
adventures in travelling to eat, with a dash of culinary history
Thursdays is market day in Eğirdir: You’re lucky I’m even telling you about the tiny town on a small spit of land far far away in the lake district of Turkey near Isparta.
From the top of the mound you can see the dust of Sadik’s van before the green beast crashes into view — Ayoup’s whistle blows from somewhere and calls of “pidos!” ring throughout the trenches. It’s time. We slowly wind our way down the incline […]
In six days, I’ll be jumping on a flight to Istanbul to work on an archaeological dig for a month! I went to Turkey for the first time in 2012 to work on the excavations at Çadır Höyük and I’m excited to journey back to the lovely town […]