Ice Cream Clown Sundaes from The Golden Girls

Ice Cream Clown Sundaes from The Golden Girls

April 21st, 2009  | Category: Ice Cream & Sorbet


OK. The secret is out. I'm adapting the script for the official Turkish adaptation of THE GOLDEN GIRLS. There. I've said it. And somehow, it still doesn't sound real. If you had a chance to read about my first day in San Francisco, I'm sure you'd understand. If you haven't, here's the jist of it: 1998. I landed at The San Francisco International Airport on a foggy Fall ...

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Pomegranate Sorbet Recipe

Pomegranate Sorbet Recipe

January 14th, 2009  | Category: Ice Cream & Sorbet


A quart of this pomegranate sorbet will set you back $12 in San Francisco, $22 ($15 on sale) in New York & Houston, £15 in Scotland, €10 in Tuscany and $35 in Iowa, but a pint of Ben&Jerry's costs almost 13$ here in Istanbul, so I guess we're even. Seriously, if you happen to come across pomegranates on sale, or if you're lucky to have a pomegranate tree ...

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Ice Cream Bombe Cake

Ice Cream Bombe Cake

January 11th, 2009  | Category: Brownies, Cakes, Chocolate, Ice Cream & Sorbet


New Year's Eve dinner parties at the mansion last for two days. The first night is a joyful gathering between close friends. Everyone is on their best behavior. 12 grown-ups and few kids dining like royalty. Come next afternoon, things get ugly. The vultures are back at the table for a leftover lunch party. No plates, no silverware, no rules, no mercy. The first pair of claws ...

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Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt

Pomegranate Frozen Yogurt

November 07th, 2008  | Category: Ice Cream & Sorbet


End of summer means no more deliveries of fresh vegetables and fruits from my dad's garden. It is sad to wake up on a Monday morning and not look forward to a surprise. Right after the weekend they closed our summerhouse for the season, my dad brought a crate full of tiny pomegranates, each the size of a large lemon. Underneath their bright yellow/pink skin were the sweetest ...

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Chocolate Gelato

Chocolate Gelato

August 14th, 2008  | Category: Chocolate, Ice Cream & Sorbet


I have to admit that I didn't have high hopes when I first spotted this Chocolate Gelato recipe at Saveur online. One of their weekly newsletters had this photo of Pistachio and Chocolate Gelato combo that was out of this world. Then I read the recipe and said to myself: "Milk and cocoa only? And cornstarch? Really? No "real" chocolate? No cream?" Furious, I did what every adventurous ...

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