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The 10 Best Turkish Foods according to The Food Girl in Town

The 10 Best Turkish Foods according to The Food Girl in Town

After three seasons working on an archaeological dig, I know my Turkish food. These are my favourite Turkish dishes from grandma’s specialties to street eats: the best Turkish foods according to The Food Girl in Town.

Around the World in 12 Plates: Turkey

Around the World in 12 Plates: Turkey

All right, I confess. I didn’t cook at all in July. I was working on an archaeological dig, so Around the World in 12 Plates: Turkey has to take a different approach. Did you know I moonlight as an archaeologist? I spent my first season 

Gate Expectations: Social Media Anxiety Disorder

Gate Expectations: Social Media Anxiety Disorder

Why the hell am I here again? 

I was 300 feet above the ground in a hot air balloon, floating over the martian-like terrain of Cappadocia in central Turkey.  It was six o’clock in the morning.

And I was going to shit my pants.

After two arduous weeks working on an archeological dig, a group of us sardined ourselves into a van to travel to Cappadocia to drink, eat and relax amongst the “fairy chimneys” of the picturesque town.

Cappadocia is one of the most interesting and arresting places in the world.

It was a beautiful morning, calm; the climate couldn’t have been more perfect for a hot air balloon ride. As we watched the seasoned employees shoot fiery hot air into the sunken balloons, my fiend Jill and I squealed at the noise. Hundreds of balloons took shape and it was time to get into the basket.

Our balloon was full of tourists from all over: a stylish Parisian couple, a perfectly over-prepared family from Denmark and two girls from Quebec with whom we chatted politely.               

As we lifted off the ground I had to pinch myself to prove I wasn’t dreaming; I was having one of the most sought-after travel experiences in Turkey. It was beautiful.

And then it happened. The gurgle, the panic.

I was going to shit my pants.

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