Chocolate Brioche

Chocolate Brioche

December 27th, 2007 | Category: Bread, Breakfast and Brunch, Chocolate


Inspiration comes in mysterious ways. Who would have thought that dropping a piece of brioche into a jar of Nutella would lead to such a delicious discovery? OK, maybe it is not the greatest discovery, but chocolate definitely takes the classic brioche recipe to the next level. The level where chocoholics and gluttons like me meet up and stuff our faces with a whole brioche loaf and laugh ...

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Apple, Blueberry and Tangerine Crumble

Apple, Blueberry and Tangerine Crumble

December 19th, 2007 | Category: Cobblers and Crisps, Fruit


Six apples, a handful of dried blueberries and a couple of tangerines were sitting on the counter. With me standing next to them thinking what I should do next. Go through the cookbook collection to find a perfect fit or start chopping and figure out what to do halfway through? It was a typical day in my kitchen... Whenever I find myself staring at ingredients and trying to ...

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My Last Meal

My Last Meal

December 09th, 2007 | Category: Restaurants, Turkish Cuisine


A few weeks ago, Matt Gross of The New York Times asked me THE question: "If it was your last meal, what would you eat in İstanbul?" I didn't need to think twice.

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Coffee Hazelnut Cookies

Coffee Hazelnut Cookies

December 04th, 2007 | Category: Cookies


Coffee and Hazlenut Cookies. The first recipe I've tried from Alice Medrich's new book Pure Dessert. The book is full of simple and delicious recipes that focus on pure flavor. That is also evident from the way the book is organized; the recipes are categorized by ingredients rather than dessert types. No fancy frostings, no overpowering ingredients clashing - just a few ingredients that work wonders.

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