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  1. 1 - Fashistanbuller on March 5th, 2010
  2. 2 - Tamara on April 2nd, 2010

    it is a wonderful site, and your story is amazing, it reflects what we all go through away from our countries, and somehow all of us have that inner feeling, that we will be back someday, but when i clicked under the Turkish on the menu bar, i was about to cry since it is written in Turkish. May god bless you.

  3. 3 - Sally on August 11th, 2010

    Hi Cenk,

    I am new to reading food blogs, and I must admit I am in danger of being hooked! I am a British ex-pat of Turkish Cypriot origin living across the sea form you in Cyprus, and I felt among friends when I visited your site. I LOVE food; buying, cooking, eating each process is enjoyable to me, and my young adults (children) suggested I take a look onsite for like minded people. I am happy to say I found some.

    I shall look forward to visiting often.

    Great Blogg, pictures and entetaining rhetoric – tebrik ederim

  4. 4 - Alyas on August 27th, 2010

    Charming website (wonderfull) thank you for the tips ;o)

  5. 5 - Meltem Spicer on May 29th, 2011

    Sevgili Cenk,

    siteni zevkle 3 yıldır takip ediyorum. Yazılarının hem Türkçesi hem İngilizcesi cok guzel dille yazılmış. Full-time blogcu olma kararını tebrik ediyorum ve hakkıyla yerine getirdiğini düşünüyorum. Önümüzdeki sene İstanbul’a kesin dönüş yapmaya karar verdik ama ondan önce bir sene San Fransisco’da yaşayacaz. Sitenle birlikte bu şehri dolaşmış gibiyim zaten. Bu arada favorite listende olmayan, beğeneceğini düşüdüğüm bir site;

  6. 6 - Deborah Trainer on July 4th, 2011

    Dear Cenk,

    To say that your website is sublime is an understatement. I just got back from Turkey and read about your site in The Guide Istanbul. We ate so well in Turkey, simply, but with the freshest ingredients. I talked to many chefs, visited Farmer’s Markets, etc. I can’t wait for your cookbook to be published-I hope it will be available in the U.S.
    I also have a website,, which is a visual record with recipes of everything available from my local Farmer’s Market here in Hollywood, CA. If you get a chance, please check it out. Thanks and thank you for Cafe Fernando.

  7. 7 - Richard Williamson on August 11th, 2011

    I am very disappointed in your blog which seems to concentrate on american style sweets and cakes. Your Turklish recipes are very limited and sometimes inaccurate. When was Karniyarik a vegetarian dish. I subscribed about 1 month ago and have yet to receive one email with a recipe or even an acknowledgement of the subscription.
    Nevertheless I will check it from time to time.

  8. 8 - Cenk on August 11th, 2011

    Richard Williamson – I don’t remember promising to concentrate on Turkish cooking or frequently posting recipes, so I’m having a hard time to understand why you’re “very” disappointed. I also don’t remember calling karniyarik a vegetarian dish. If you’re referring to one of the categories it is assigned to, it says “vegetable”, not “vegetarian”, meaning the post includes a recipe that has a vegetable in the ingredient list.

  9. 9 - Robbie Medford on November 6th, 2012

    Hi Cenk – I have just come across your website and what a suprise to see that your in Istanbul. I have recently moved to Antalya and have been dissapointed with the quality of chocolate so far. Can you let me have a list of the chocolate suppliers in Turkey with locations? I have studied at the Chocolate Academy (Callebaut) in the UK and want to continue here in Turkey with my Turkish wife.

  10. 10 - Cenk on November 7th, 2012

    Robbie Medford – I’m sorry, I don’t have a list of chocolate suppliers. I use Valrhona and buy it from Pastarom. Here’s the contact information:
    Pelin Özdemir
    0 212 211 69 03
    0 530 330 47 63

  11. 11 - Setenay on July 16th, 2013

    Merhaba Cenk,
    Siteni yeni keşfettim ve hayran kaldım. Aralıksız 2 saattir konudan konuya atlayarak okuyorum. =) Yorumlardan farkettiğim kadarıyla yabancı ziyaretçilerinin de zevkle takip ettiği bir bilgi dersyası yaratmışsın, bunun için ayrıca gururlandım ve tebrik ederim..

  12. 12 - Lenia on October 8th, 2014

    Hello Cenk! I recently spend a few hours on Istanbul airport and had a close look throw a book shop. I really liked Café Fernando! Such a beautiful thing, I’d really like to buy it, but I can’t read turkish. Is there any plan to translate it into English or maybe also German? Best from Germany Lenia

  13. 13 - Cenk on November 6th, 2014

    Lenia – Thanks for your kind words. There is a plan to translate it into English, but I have to first write a proposal and then find a publisher. I’ll write about it as soon as the plans are clearer.

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