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Turkish Student’s Murder Sparks Anger Over Violence Against Women

Originally posted on TIME:
The murder of a woman after resisting an attempted rapist has sparked mass protests in Turkey and prompted outcry on social media. Police say Ozgecan Aslan,…

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The Development of Turkish Food Culture Before the Ottoman Empire

When considering the development of Turkish food culture, the Ottoman Empire and the kitchens of Topkapı Palace are often the first thing to come to mind. However, before the Ottomans … Continue reading

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Kısır: Bulgur and vegetable salad

If you’ve ever wanted to try cooking on a Sunday and then eating that food for the rest of the week, this is definitely the dish to try it with. … Continue reading

February 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Simit: Sesame and molasses bread rings

Finding simit in Istanbul is almost too easy, but that’s a good thing. Before coming to Turkey for the first time I was skeptical as to why people rave about simit, … Continue reading

January 3, 2015 · 1 Comment

Firik Pilavı: Freekeh pilaf

I recently had the opportunity to attend a wonderful seminar hosted by the Turkish Cultural Foundation’s YESAM Culinary Arts Center. The speaker was Tuba Şatana, photographer, food story-teller, and creator … Continue reading

December 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Çatal Kurabiye: Savory cookies

In Turkey, these crunchy, savory cookies are commonly eaten in the afternoon with a hot beverage like tea. They are made in many different shapes and sizes, with various toppings … Continue reading

November 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

Ada Çayı: Sage Tea

Ada çayı literally means “island tea” in Turkish. In fact, the first time I ever had it, I was in a tea garden on Bozcaada Island. The tea is actually … Continue reading

November 18, 2014 · Leave a comment

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