Karniyarik, Bulgur Pilaf and Cigarette Borek

Karniyarik, Bulgur Pilaf and Cigarette Borek

July 01st, 2008  | Category: Meat, Rice and Grains, Turkish Cuisine, Vegetable


Just like the Mung Bean Salad, Karniyarik wasn't included in the initial menu for the SF Chronicle article. Instead, I wanted to do a Turkish version of a dish that could have easily filled two full pages of my taste journal if I had ever kept one. It is the Chicken Claypot I ate at The Slanted Door. I thought adding chickpeas and peppers and tomatoes from my ...

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Celeriac with Green Apple and Orange

Celeriac with Green Apple and Orange

March 04th, 2008  | Category: Fruit, Turkish Cuisine, Vegetable, Vegetarian


It may look like a giant wart, but once you get past the knobbly exterior you are greeted by a deliciously-perfumed flesh. Celeriac, often called the vegetable world's ugly duckling, is a fragrant root vegetable that tastes like celery minus the fibrous texture. To me, it is actually much tastier than celery due to its amazing ability to absorb flavors. Everything you throw in the pot ...

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