Topik Meze from the Armenian Cuisine of Turkey

“For some reason, my parents did not have the habit to buy ready-made Meze but preferred to prepare it by themselves at home. We would rather prepare every meal we had together as a family. While my father insisted that no other woman could cook better than his own mother, my mother absolutely did not…

Stuffed Cooked Mussels from the Greeks of Istanbul

“I had never considered living in Athens. When I was in Istanbul I thought the cuisine in Greece and ours would be the same but as I arrived here, I realized it is much different than I expected. Thereupon, I started to research our cuisine in Istanbul to find out the connections between our culture and the food we enjoy.”

Paskalya Coregi – Istanbul’s Easter bread

Makes 2  x braided Easter bread Ingredients ●  7g quick dry active yeast (1 pack or a flat teaspoon) ●  100ml lukewarm water ●  100ml warm whole milk ●  170g caster sugar ●  500g-550g plain flour + handful for kneading and shaping – sifted ●  110g unsalted butter – melted & cooled ●  2 medium…

Stuffed Cooked Mussels from the Greeks of Istanbul

“I had never considered living in Athens. When I was in Istanbul I thought the cuisine in Greece and ours would be the same but as I arrived here, I realized it is much different than I expected. Thereupon, I started to research our cuisine in Istanbul to find out the connections between our culture and the food we enjoy.”

Topik Meze from the Armenian Cuisine of Turkey

“For some reason, my parents did not have the habit to buy ready-made Meze but preferred to prepare it by themselves at home. We would rather prepare every meal we had together as a family. While my father insisted that no other woman could cook better than his own mother, my mother absolutely did not…