Brownies for Dolce & Gabbana

Brownies for Dolce & Gabbana

October 30th, 2010 | Category: Brownies, Chocolate


I have to admit, I was a bit lost when Dolce & Gabbana requested me to create a recipe for their digital magazine, Swide. As soon as I read that email, I wished I were Pierre Hermé. He'd know exactly what to do. Who am I to create anything for D&G? Right after I picked my self-confidence up off the floor, I visited their website for inspiration and came ...

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Devil’s Food Cake for Design Sponge

Devil’s Food Cake for Design Sponge

October 30th, 2010 | Category: Cakes, Chocolate


I am a big fan of Design Sponge's "In The Kitchen With" column. Every Friday, they feature talented cooks, bakers, photographers and food stylists from all around the world and publish a recipe for the rest of us to drool over. So when Kristina asked me if I'd like to contribute a recipe and photos for the column, I was simply floored. Here's what I came up with: ...

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Pomegranate Recipes

Pomegranate Recipes

October 14th, 2010 | Category: Fruit


It's that time of the year again: Pomegranates everywhere. Well, at least in Istanbul. I consider myself very lucky as Turkey is one of the native lands of the pomegranate. And you're lucky, too. Because if you're looking for ideas on what to do with pomegranates, you've come to the right place. Here are a few pomegranate recipes from Cafe Fernando archives as well as some of my favorite ...

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Oatmeal Sandwich Bread

Oatmeal Sandwich Bread

October 06th, 2010 | Category: Bread, Breakfast and Brunch


In order to keep up with my busy schedule these days, I pick a day a week and spend half of it prepping food for the rest of the week. I have a supply of homemade tomato sauce in the freezer that can feed an army, so I take a freezer-bag of tomato sauce, a bag of tomato puree - and pesto while I'm at it - ...

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