Saveur’s Best Food Blog Awards & Chez Panisse

Saveur’s Best Food Blog Awards & Chez Panisse

April 13th, 2012  | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.


It was one of the best meals I've had during my two weeks in San Francisco and certainly the most memorable dining experience of my life. My Chez Panisse Experience is nominated in Saveur's Best Food Blog Awards 2012 in the "Best Single Piece of Culinary Writing" category. Thank you Saveur! It is a great honor to be recognized. As always, the competition is fierce and I'd ...

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Cafe Fernando Turns 4

Cafe Fernando Turns 4

April 02nd, 2010  | Category: Chocolate, Memoir/Meme/Misc., Pastry


Today, Cafe Fernando turns four. I remember the day I decided on a name, bought a hosting plan, found a simple Wordpress theme and published my first post, titled "Hello World!" like yesterday. So many great things have happened since then. Things that I couldn't have ever imagined four years ago today. One day I receive an e-mail from a food writer in San Francisco asking for travel advice, ...

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Cafe Fernando Turns Three

Cafe Fernando Turns Three

March 31st, 2009  | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.


Today, Cafe Fernando turns three. The plans I had for this big day... I was actually planning to go through all the recipes and calculate how much butter, chocolate and eggs I consumed throughout these three years... and then maybe prepare a pie chart with this statistical info.. The biggest slice could have been a chocolate cake with bittersweet chocolate ganache... the other one a lemon pound cake ...

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New Member of The Family

New Member of The Family

April 13th, 2008  | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.


Please meet the new member of our family: Altın Örümcek (Golden Spider). This may not be major news to readers outside of Turkey, but Cafe Fernando was chosen Turkey's Best Blog and got The Golden Spider Award last week. The Golden Spider Web Awards is an annual competition, where successful websites are honored in 53 different categories. It is sort of like the Web Oscars in Turkey (minus the ...

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