Cafe Fernando Cooks Lunch

November 16th, 2011  | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.

Cafe Fernando Cooks Lunch

Inspired by Christopher Hirsheimer and Melissa Hamilton’s addictive daily blog, Canal House Cooks Lunch, here’s what I ate for lunch today: Mom’s köfte (meatballs – or shall I say mini patties?), her zeytinyağlı barbunya (cranberry beans braised in olive oil together with tomatoes, garlic and onions), her pickled beets, my jasmine rice and a handful of fresh cilantro.

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  1. 1 - Magda on November 16th, 2011

    Hi Cenk. I think you made my perfect lunch! Seriously.
    I follow “Canal house cooks lunch” and they always have me drooling with their photo of the day. I just wish they included the recipes as well.

  2. 2 - Maya@Foodiva's Kitchen on November 17th, 2011

    Cenk, I’ve never eaten a whole bunch of cilantro fresh like that – it’s always cooked into the dish or used as garnish. But wow, you’ve opened up a new perspective for me so I’m going to try that. I must say, the natural colors of the ingredients on your plate make everything look so appetizing!

  3. 3 - Annie on November 17th, 2011

    I am also a big fan of Canal House Cooks Lunch, but I think they are saving all those recipes for the next installment of their cookbook series.

    Love the meat patties. How do you make them in Turkey?

  4. 4 - KeLLyAnn on November 17th, 2011

    awww man, you had kofte for lunch?
    I am so jealous.
    This is one of the family’s favorite things my mom cooks.
    That lunch looks delicious.

  5. 5 - Kerry Cowin on November 17th, 2011

    Lovely photos, but it leaves me drooling also, so where are the recipes? It does leave one with suggestions tho.

  6. 6 - ChiChi Fargo on November 17th, 2011

    Much nicer than the lunch I had today. A good mother.

  7. 7 - Hope on November 18th, 2011

    No place like home 🙂

  8. 8 - dutchdutch on November 23rd, 2011

    Hi there,
    How does “anne” make the pickles? looks delicious.
    any planned trips to dutchland? I will be glad to show you delicious dutch food which we dont share with tourists:))

  9. 9 - baking fairy on November 25th, 2011

    zoz, pickled beet recipe yolla pleaseeeeee!

  10. 10 - Gordon@PimpThatFood on November 26th, 2011

    Those Pickled beets look amazing. Love the Koftes… we got that in the Mediterranean too 🙂

  11. 11 - DebbZ on December 4th, 2011

    Greetings from Bali,

    Hi Cenk, your blog is really beautiful. I love all the pictures.
    I’m glad I found your blog today.
    Cheers 😀

  12. 12 - Ilona on December 14th, 2011

    Hi Cenk, I really love your blog, it is among my top 5 foodblogs, and it always makes me disappointed to see how rarely you add a new post. Please don’t let us wait so much for your new recipes and/or pictures.

  13. 13 - Cenk on December 14th, 2011

    Ilona – Thanks a lot for your kind comment (and the song!). I have been working on my first cookbook for a while now. I am about to finalize the manuscript and that’s the main reason why I don’t blog as often as I used to. A new post is coming though…

  14. 14 - Ilona on December 15th, 2011

    Thank you for your answer Cenk, and for the new post, too! 🙂

  15. 15 - Ilona on December 15th, 2011

    oh, and I’m sure your book will be fascinating and beautiful, I wish it a great success!

  16. 16 - Lynnette on February 18th, 2012

    Hi Cenk,
    Love your blog! The photos are awesome and I like your take on food and the enjoyment of food. I follow Canal House Cooks Lunch daily. It’s inspiring. Can’t wait for your cookbook.

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