Anatolian Kitchen

Healthy Turkish Food

Zeytinyağlı Bamya: Okra in Olive Oil

On a recent trip to Bozcaada Island I was surprised with one of the best meals of my entire trip to Turkey. It wasn’t at a fancy restaurant, in fact, … Continue reading

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Ezine (Beyaz) Peyniri: White Cheese from Ezine

  One of the most popular Turkish cheeses is beyaz peynir (literally, “white cheese”). The best beyaz peynir is made in the small town of Ezine, in the Çanakkale province. I … Continue reading

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Beyaz Peynirli Sandviç: White cheese, cucumber, & tomato sandwich

Beyaz peynirli sandwiches serve the same purpose to Turkish people as peanut butter and jelly sandwiches serve to Americans. They can be made quickly with common household ingredients, and can suit … Continue reading

July 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Sucuklu Kuru Fasulye: White beans with Turkish dried sausage

In my opinion, kuru fasulye is one of the greatest parts of Turkish cuisine. Whether you are at a fancy restaurant or an inexpensive point-and-shoot style lunch spot (…and sometimes even … Continue reading

July 23, 2014 · 1 Comment

Ayran: Yogurt drink

Ayran is one of those things that you probably will not like when you first try it, and then after a few tries you suddenly become obsessed with it. I remember … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

Yoğurtlu Semizotu: Purslane with yogurt

Widely known as a pesky garden weed, purslane is slowly becoming more popular as a food in America. In Turkey it has been a common household ingredient for a long … Continue reading

July 21, 2014 · 2 Comments

Sucuklu Yumurta: Fried eggs with Turkish dried sausage

Sucuklu yumurta is a very simple breakfast dish that only requires two ingredients: eggs and sucuk. Sucuk is a special Turkish dried sausage made with either beef or lamb and seasonings … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · Leave a comment

Yeşil Mercimekli Erişte Çorbası: Green lentil soup with noodles and mint

This flavorful soup comes from Central Anatolia. It uses very few ingredients but they come together perfectly, especially with the dried mint and butter that is added to the finished … Continue reading

July 11, 2014 · 3 Comments

Fellah Köftesi: Bulgur button köfte/Turkish gnocchi

Whenever I visit my friend Beatrice and her family in Treviso, Italy, they know that all I want to eat are nonna’s gnocchi. Gnocchi have always been one of my favorite … Continue reading

July 7, 2014 · Leave a comment

Sebzeli Tavuk: Chicken and vegetable stew

Grabbing a fast lunch in Turkey does not mean eating fast-food. Some of the best Turkish food is served at “point-and-shoot” style restaurants where you stand in line, point at … Continue reading

July 3, 2014 · Leave a comment


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