DMBLGIT October 2008 Announcement

DMBLGIT October 2008 Announcement

October 01st, 2008  | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.


I am the proud host of this month's "Does My Blog Look Good in This?" (DMBLGIT), a monthly, peer-judged food photography event. Every month, hundreds of mouth-watering photos are submitted by food bloggers from all around the world. All those photos are uploaded in an online gallery and then reviewed by a panel of judges, who score them in three categories: edibility, aesthetics, and originality. The host ...

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Dear Readers of The San Francisco Chronicle

Dear Readers of The San Francisco Chronicle

June 11th, 2008  | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.


Remember me? The Turkish guy that landed at the San Francisco International Airport on a foggy Fall morning ten years ago? Yes, the one that turned heads at Crissy Fields every Sunday on top of his rollerblades. I am sure we've met in one way or another. We might have brushed up against each other in a coffee house somewhere downtown, maybe flirted across tables in a restaurant ...

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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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Cafe Fernando Brownies in The Washington Post

Cafe Fernando Brownies in The Washington Post

April 03rd, 2008  | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.


When Nick Malgieri emailed me a couple of weeks ago asking if I'd be willing to submit a recipe for the piece he was working on for The Washington Post, my heart nearly stopped. The editors also liked my photo, so both the recipe and the photo are featured in Mr. Maligeri's article. He also compiled a small chart of baking bloggers and guess who I share ...

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Cukurcuma – A hidden treasure for antique enthusiasts

Cukurcuma – A hidden treasure for antique enthusiasts

June 21st, 2007  | Category: Memoir/Meme/Misc.


When people visit Istanbul, they usually prefer to go to Grand Bazaar for antique and kilim shopping. They are missing a lot. Grand Bazaar surely is a place worth visiting over and over, but there is another spot. One that is a hidden treasure.

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