Author: Leyla Kazim

Books
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Review: Turkish Delights by John Gregory-Smith

There are few things that make me more proud of my Turkish heritage than when well-travelled food professionals who’ve eaten their way around a fair bit of the world, with no ancestral ties to the country themselves, declare loud and proud that Turkish cuisine is one of their favourites. Firstly, there’s Allegra McEvedy – a […]

Food & Drink
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Ristorante Frescobaldi

Despite a location with almost no passing footfall and having only been open for two weeks, Frescobaldi was almost full the Saturday lunch time I visited. To launch this first independent UK site, the people behind the centuries-old wine dynasty – Frescobaldi Vini – have partnered with Good Food Society, a new hospitality venture promoted […]

Food & Drink
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Arabica Bar & Kitchen

“An Iranian and a part-Turk walk into a Levantine-inspired bar (and restaurant)”. Remarkably, not the opening to a joke with potential to offend, but an innocuous intro to an evening at recently launched Arabica Bar & Kitchen in the thick of Borough Market. For me to delay a visit to a newly opened Middle Eastern […]

Cookbook
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Naciye Nene’s Cookbook: humus

Prep Time: 20 minutes      Garnish Time: 7 minutes     Total Time: 27 minutes A favourite of Naciye nene’s, humus is proof that some of the best-tasting things in life are the simplest to make. This chickpea-based dip is a staple at any Turkish table spread and its fabulous flavour means the popularity of this […]