Durusu & Beyti

Durusu & Beyti

May 17th, 2006 | Category: Restaurants, Turkish Cuisine


After such a miserable winter, summer has finally arrived. In order to take advantage of this nice weather, friends and I spent an amazing Saturday in the open air and finished the day off with a scrumptious dinner at Beyti, which is my favorite restaurant in Istanbul. Beyti is one of the oldest restaurants in İstanbul that serves traditional Turkish food, specializing in meat dishes. It is not ...

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Strawberry Tuxedo

Strawberry Tuxedo

May 14th, 2006 | Category: Chocolate, Fruit


Is there a better way to eat strawberries than to just dip them in powdered sugar? Well, of course there is.

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Ralph continued…

Ralph continued…

May 09th, 2006 | Category: Friends


For the sake of obtaining the recipe for the gum mastic pudding, I had to give in to a nasty blackmail by Mr. Who Knows Everything from The Mansion (Ralph's Dad). I was planning to keep this one to myself, but here you go Big Bird...

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The Mansion

The Mansion

May 07th, 2006 | Category: Friends, Turkish Cuisine


After reading Keiko's Gum Mastic Ice Cream post, I knew I had to write about a wonderful pudding that I frequently eat at my very close friends' house, which we call "The Mansion". Looking over the amazing Bosphorus, The Mansion is a home to two very dear friends, their two incredibly sweet and funny kids, the most beautiful Golden Retriever on the planet (who is as meek ...

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