Monthly Archives: February 2013

ISTANBUL. THE MEKLEVI DERVISH LODGE and HATS

The Melkevi Dervish Lodge is tucked away just off the Istiklal Caddesi in Istanbul on the north side of the Golden Horn. The whole feel of the place and its graveyard is serene and dignified not least after the noise … Continue reading

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Cooking Güveç

Inspired by the pots and using one of Burku’s Almost Turkish Recipes I have cooked my first Güveç. I used a French tin-glazed baking dish which is a cheat. I’ll have to do it properly next time. It tasted good – lots … Continue reading

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ISTANBUL, POTS AND COOKING – Güveç

Just back from taking our students to Istanbul for a week. I’ll post some photos later but first pots and cooking. In the Spice Market amongst the kitchenwares are stalls selling a range of what appear to be bonfire-fired pots … Continue reading

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