Tag Archives: Turkish food

From polar vortex to peynir helvası: The puppets dream of Eceabat


As the curls of cold make their way under the doors in through the window cracks, I curse the polar vortex. Kenne, the puppet known as the queen of manners and maintenance of ladylike behavior puppet, tells me not to … 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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Mercan Bey sets the record straight on Zeytinyağlı Kereviz (Ottoman-style Celeriac)


Mercan Bey, the Arabian spice trader puppet, woke me up today with a simple request. “M’lady,” he said earnestly but softly, “you have not let us out to play in the world in a few months, but I really need … Continue reading

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