Tag: Turkish cuisine

My World
My World: Selin Kiazim

Selin Kiazim’s pop-ups at Ember Yard, Carousel London and a six-month residency at Trip Kitchen in Haggerston got the UK’s top food critics raving about her. She’s cooked for the British Prime Minister and his wife, Selfridges is stocking her luxury date butter, and at the end of last year she opened her first restaurant Oklava. We […]

Books
Ali Nazik (Minced Lamb and Smoked Aubergine)
 

Prep Time: 10 minutes      Cooking Time: 30 minutes                  Total Time: 40 minutes For this issue, we pass over the culinary reins to John Gregory-Smith, whose new Turkish Delights cookbook has got everyone excited about Anatolian cuisine. His regionally-inspired recipes are perfect for home cooking and this tasty aubergine-lamb dish is definitely one Naciye nene […]

Books
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 […]

Festivals
Sample Turkish culture at the Liverpool Food & Drink Spring Festival

Later this month, Merseyside will be treated to the “rich and unrivalled” taste of Turkish cuisine. The Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism is the main sponsor for the annual Liverpool Food, Drink and Lifestyle Spring Festival, which is taking place at Sefton Park on 23-24 April 2016. The Turkey stand returns following last year’s successful […]

Cookbook
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 […]

Food & Drink
Ambience – worthy of a trek to Wimbledon

There is plenty of Turkish life “souf of the river”. One gem is Ambience, a 10-minute walk away from Wimbledon tube (or short hop of two stops along the 156 bus route), where you’ll be met by a warm and friendly welcome at this modern family-run Turkish Cypriot restaurant. The only Turkish eatery in the area, they have become a firm local favourite since opening their doors two years ago. Manager Tanser Ozdemir, […]

Food & Drink
Simit takes on the bagel in NYC

New York serves as the battleground for a new Middle Eastern conflict, this time over dough-breads. After years of domination, the city’s classic bagel has competition in the shape of its skinnier Turkish neighbour the simit. The company taking on the bagels is Simit and Smith, which opened its first Manhattan store on the Upper […]