Tag Archives: Acculturation

Fisting Eggplants – or – Making İmam Bayıldı For the First Time


Well, apparently Hacivad Bey’s prompting to get back to writing stirred things up a little bit.  We’ll see how long it lasts, says the naysayer. As M. and I walked through the local Armenian grocery, picking up their delectable İmam bayıldı along … Continue reading

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Acculturation and driving: A Turkish-American story in search of structure


This post is not what you might expect  – there will be no mention of crazy Turkish driving or insane Istanbul traffic jams – although both figure prominently at times in my relationship with M.!  Rather, this post is designed … Continue reading

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