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Hello Again, World

Hello Again, World

May 04th, 2015  | Category: Cookbook


Hello? Is there anybody out there? I hope there is. After a two-year hiatus, it feels like I’m starting a new blog. I remember how excited I was when my blog platform Wordpress published the default post - titled "Hello World" - on my very first day as a blogger. Soon I realized that starting was the easiest part; what made you a blogger was the determination and ...

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L’Orange

L’Orange

May 18th, 2010  | Category: Cakes, Chocolate


An orange-scented chocolate and almond cake covered with a lacquer chocolate glaze. It is called L'Orange and I'm totally in love with it. Here is how it looked like right out of the oven. I couldn't decide for a while whether I should continue with the recipe or cut my losses and start over, but then the kitchen started smelling like an orange grove and I couldn't resist. ...

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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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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.

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