Category: Places

Body
The many health benefits of the avocado

During this Covid-19 pandemic, many more of us are paying attention to what we eat. Improvements to our diet can generate positive changes to our overall wellbeing. One of the foods growing in popularity is the avocado. This pear-shaped fruit with a hard inedible outer green skin and a delicious savoury-tasting flesh is an excellent […]

HP Features
4 things I love about Shacklewell Lane Mosque

My name may not give it away, but I am in fact, a practicing Muslim. I accepted Islam in early 2018, and since then, I have visited mosques all over London. Plenty of these spaces are full of beauty, warmth and spiritual calm, but one of these in particular stands out. Shacklewell Lane Mosque, also […]

Body
Why are dates always on the iftar table at Ramazan?
 

The month of Ramadan, or Ramazan in Turkish, has started. The holiest of months for Muslims, Ramazan commemorates the time when the Ku’ran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammed. For the next thirty days, all healthy Muslims will fast during daylight hours. This means not eating or drinking anything from sunrise to sunset. Dates […]

Ents & Leisure
Save money on your entertainment this spring

If you’re still feeling the pinch from a lavish period of winter festivities, or you’re saving your money for a special occasion, it’s important to find ways to cut back in every area of your life. It’s equally important to find a balance though, having some “fun money” in your budget while you reduce your […]

Film
Catch chef Musa Dağdeviren of Netflix fame in London for A Pinch of Anatolia

Chef, culinary anthropologist and author, Musa Dağdeviren is the leading authority on Turkey’s unique food traditions. He has been featured in the Netflix documentary series Chef’s Table, and been raved about by foodies who have been coming to his restaurants for the past 25 years to sample recipes he has unearthed in all four corners […]

Food & Drink
A Pinch of Anatolia: stories about the world’s oldest cuisine

The Yunus Emre Institute’s A Pinch of Anatolia proved an instant hit in October. Starring distinguished Turkish chef Ömür Akkor and master bread baker Şevki Dilmaç, this multi-faceted project included a lecture and supper clubs with rich tasting menus at leading Turkish restaurants in London. The Institute will be presenting a new edition of A Pinch […]

Holidays
Record-breaking 15 million tourists flock to Antalya
 

Turkey’s premier tourist region Antalya hosted a record-breaking 15 million foreign tourists this year. Known as the ‘Pearl City’, Antalya was also named by Mastercard among the world’s top 10 destinations, alongside Istanbul. According to official figures from Antalya’s Provincial Directorate of Culture & Tourism, 15,567,000 visitors from 193 different countries travelled to the city, […]

Cabaret
Where to see in 2020…the best Turkish New Year’s Eve parties

If you are after a Turkish-flavoured party to enjoy the last night of this decade, and greet in a new one, read on! There are several options for London Turks. The biggest is a New Year’s Eve Ball at the Prince and Princess Banqueting Suite in Edmonton. Catering for in excess of 500 guests, the […]