Category: Food & Drink

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 […]

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 […]

Entrepreneurs
Nova’s Kitchen – “a slice of Cyprus in Folkestone”
 

There’s a little slice of Cypriot cuisine being cooked up on Folkestone’s Harbour Arm, a part of the town that is rapidly becoming a destination and beacon for some exciting food and drink ventures. I moved to Folkestone three months ago, and was quickly followed by my friend and chef Hulya Erdal of Made By […]

Food & Drink
Go to Gaziantep – Turkey’s gourmet capital

Yasemen Kaner-White offers the perfect guide to ‘eating your way through the streets of Antep’, as it is often called, where Anatolian, Middle Eastern and Mediterranean flavours come together in a divine array of dishes. Gourmet travel is becoming an increasingly popular pastime. People understand that to get under the skin of any culture, the […]

Festivals
Savour the taste of Anatolia at Laburnum Street Food Fair

If you love Turkish food and are in London, get yourselves to Hackney this week, so you can sample all your favourite flavours in one place. On Thursday, 13 June, a five-day food festival opens by Suleymaniye Mosque in Haggerston, East London. Semi-covered street stalls will be selling a wide range of Turkish food, including […]

Community
The best 2018 Turkish New Year parties in London
 

New Year’s Eve is all about letting go of the stresses of the past 12 months to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the year ahead. What better way to set the tone for 2019 than having yourself a memorable night out with family and friends. If happiness for you equates with tucking into kebabs […]

Food & Drink
Review: Yosma “modernising, refreshing and re-energising” the way Turkish restaurants are presented in the UK

  “I’m going to Yosma tonight”, I tell my Turkish Cypriot mum. She raises an eyebrow and wonders what I’m up to. She lets me know that the translation of yosma can mean, loosely, a ‘flirt’, ‘coquette’, and more insinuatingly, ‘scarlet woman’. Ooo-err, I had no idea, mum. Yosma is owned and operated by restaurant […]