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Cacık (Turkish Yoghurt and Cucumber Dip)

Cacık (Turkish Yoghurt and Cucumber Dip) What is Cacık? It is basically Turkish version of Tzatziki. Traditionally, it is made out of diluted yoghurt which sets it apart from its Greek cousin. Cacık or Turkish Yoghurt and Cucumber Dip is an important part of Turkish cuisine. It is a great accompaniment to certain main dishes… Continue reading Cacık (Turkish Yoghurt and Cucumber Dip)

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Recipe: Classic Çoban Salata or Shepherd’s Salad

I was thinking the other day… I actually don’t have a recipe for this absolute classic salad which is one of the most popular in Turkey. Çoban Salata, that is—or Shepherd’s Salad in English. I have a regional version of it somewhere on VegFusion with a terrible photo but not the actual, the most classical… Continue reading Recipe: Classic Çoban Salata or Shepherd’s Salad

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Turkish Stuffed Zucchini or Kabak Dolması

Turkish Stuffed Zucchini or Kabak Dolması I order our fruits and vegetables –along with some other pantry items –through Harris Farm to be delivered to my door every week. They now have this “imperfect picks” option. Basically, your usual fruits and vegetables that don’t look good on the outside. The ugly guys, so to speak.… Continue reading Turkish Stuffed Zucchini or Kabak Dolması

Restaurant Reviews

Çiya, Istanbul

There are three things I LOVE when it comes to Çiya; vegetarian kebab, mezes and pumpkin dessert. Although Çiya restaurants are specialised in kebabs, pide, lahmacun and every other Anatolian specialty, they have a vegetarian version of each one of those dishes. There are three restaurants; two on one side of the road and one… Continue reading Çiya, Istanbul