Turkish cuisine is very diverse and world renowned. Istanbul is a melting pot of cultures, and all these influences pleasantly affected the food scene. So, forget about the international (fast) food chain while you’re here, and experience real Turkish food. But with so many different dishes to choose from, where do you start? That’s where […]


In part one of our most popular Turkish desserts series we focused on pudding and confectionery types. Now we will take a closer look at phyllo dough (the famous baklava varieties), semolina, and fruit desserts. As usual I’ll explain how every dessert is made and highlight the main ingredients. I recommend you try at least […]


Turkish cuisine is very rich in desserts. The diversity comes from the fact that Turkish cuisine is the successor of the Ottoman culture. Another factor is the geographic scene. The country spreads over a land of 783.562 km² with different regions and variations on vegetation within its borders and also the Mediterranean and Persian neighbors […]


What are the best places in Istanbul to sit outside and relax I’m often asked. Well, here’s my top ten. Some of the places in this article offer you a chance to experience history and mysticim, others offer an escapade to serenity in the middle of the hectic city life. It’s very unlikely you can […]


The Turkish cuisine is world famous, and rightly so as you will experience during your stay. Turkish food is diverse and savory, spicy without being (too) hot, vegetable rich, and healthy thanks to the generous use of olive oil. Once back home, visitors often crave for these delicious dishes but fail to replicate them. This […]