Category: Food & Drink

Festivals
Discover Azerbaijani cuisine in London at the National Geographic Traveller Food Festival 2022

One of the key components of a national culture is food. It’s what unites and, in some cases defines, people. That’s why the National Geographic Traveller magazine’s annual food festival is an adventure not to be missed if you’re eager to experience different parts of the world through mouthfuls of delicious food. Experts, enthusiasts, cookbook […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]