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 ...

[Continue reading “New Member of The Family” →]

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 ...

[Continue reading “Cafe Fernando Brownies in The Washington Post” →]

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.

[Continue reading “Cukurcuma – A hidden treasure for antique enthusiasts” →]

Vanskapkaka

Vanskapkaka

February 13th, 2007  | Category: Cakes, Memoir/Meme/Misc.


Picture this... San Francisco... Nineteen ninety eight... On a foggy Fall morning, a Turkish guy landed at The San Francisco International Airport. Sleepless from a 14-hour flight and stressed by the unpleasant wait of his student visa, which arrived 10 hours prior to his flight, his exhausted body and soul needed nothing but rest.

[Continue reading “Vanskapkaka” →]

My Eating Habits Exposed

My Eating Habits Exposed

January 29th, 2007  | Category: Breakfast and Brunch, Memoir/Meme/Misc.


Yesterday, Hande at Food Vagabond tagged me for a 23 Q&A meme. 1- Can you cook? If yes, do you like to cook? Yes and yes.

[Continue reading “My Eating Habits Exposed” →]