Category Archives: Turkish Food!

Head for the Zeytin Cafe in Ürgüp, Kapadokya


While on their homecoming tour of Cappadocia (Kapadokya), the Karagöz puppets stumbled upon the most wonderful restaurant in Ürgüp.  As you will recall, Mercan Bey, the spice trader, is an expert at finding amazing food no matter where he is … Continue reading

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How to survive a dinner in Turkish, when you don’t speak it


    Twelve years into this relationship, I am proud to say that I have mastered the alphabet, learned hundreds of words, can order a meal for myself and make basic pleasantries, but yet also appalled at myself as I have not … Continue reading

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Enjoying a cuppa at the Çinaraltı cafe on Bozcaada


Nothing is more evocative of Turkey for me than the sound of tiny spoons clinking into glasses at a Çay bahçesi (i.e. tea garden or cafe). The puppets sigh with hiraeth at this thought.  They do pine for home now that … Continue reading

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