Tag: Turkish cuisine

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 […]

HP News
Simit enters the Oxford English Dictionary

For years it has been known in the West as the “Turkish bagel”, but not anymore. Simit – one of Turkey’s culinary staples – is now an official word in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED). According to the OED’s online October update, “simit” is one of several new food and drink terms listed in 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 […]

Cookbook
Selin Kiazim’s recipe for Chilli-Roast Cauliflower
 

Prep Time: 30 minutes     Cooking Time: 10 minutes               Total Time: 40 minutes Vegetables are a big part of Turkish cuisine and cauliflower is a long-standing favourite. For this issue’s recipe we turn to top London chef Selin Kiazim, who created this dish after her first visit to Istanbul. After eating and shopping in 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 […]

Cookbook
How to cook Şeftali Kebab, by Gonul Daniels
 

Prep Time: 30 minutes     Cooking Time: 10 minutes     Total Time: 40 minutes This month’s recipe is one Naciye Nene would definitely approve of: the super-tasty Şeftali (pronounced shef-ta-lee) kebab that is delicious whether cooked over charcoal during barbeque weather or under the grill. The recipe is taken from Gonul Daniel’s The Turkish Kitchen. […]

Entrepreneurs
Hus Vedat on the recipe to success
 

Hus Vedat is a ‘Hackney boy done good’. Along with partners Levent Büyükuğur and Sanjay Nand of The Good Food Society, the 41-year-old Executive Head Chef runs two West End restaurants. In a short space of time Yosma and new venture Hovarda have helped push the boundaries of what we have come to expect of […]