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A fındık (hazelnut) fiesta in Güneşliköyü


Recently, the puppets joined me on a trip with the Archers of Okçular. Clinging onto the backseat, the puppets didn’t complain as we wound our way through the mountains of the northeastern Black Sea region near the Georgian border. M’Lady was … Continue reading

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A fıstıklı bromance: On overcoming culture-based food biases


Karagöz recently attempted to stir the pot with me, by pointing out that M. is heavily involved in a “bromance” with another Turkish-American guy.  I guess Karagöz is a little homophobic, but I’m not really clear on that.  Maybe Karagöz … Continue reading

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Esma and Safiye Rakkase brawl over a pistachio nut-fueled metropolis


I’m sitting here crunching on tiny green nuggets of joy – a.k.a. pistachios. And this is thanks to my puppets, who recently stumbled upon some fantastic (in all senses) news from Gaziantep province. And Gaziantep province, tabi canim*, is the … Continue reading

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