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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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Izmir köfte on a cold winter’s day


Snow crazy! That’s what those puppets are.  They are afraid to venture out into the 60+ inches of snow we have seen in the past month.  For little puppets made of camel hide colored with vegetable dyes, I suppose the … Continue reading

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