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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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Of peştemal, patlican and the perfect Turkish junk food (with home-style recipe)


After saying goodbye to Z. after my first-ever great morning at cement beach, M. and I walked up the hill, now expert at pre-stretching our legs in order to elude shin splints.  Upon entering the house, Kalinka was upon us, … Continue reading

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