Pizza!

Pizza became the most common confinement food, I discovered in an unofficial poll. In my former one kilometer of freedom I counted 25 restaurants offering pizza for take-away.  Makes sense. …

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Cutting into Cheese
For a perfect cheese tray, go raw milk and as local as possible. Go creamy to harder, and end with gentle, salty softness, like a Roquefort. Four or five cheeses is plenty - more becomes confusing.

Cutting into Cheese

I see it all the time.  The cheese tray arrives and everyone around the table is in awe. The awe stems from the shape and variety of the cheeses, their aromas…

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Tasty Turkey – Visions of Hatay
Filling and rolling grape leaves (with rice and beef), Hidirbey Village

Tasty Turkey – Visions of Hatay

Thanks to a wonderful event called Mediterranean Culinary Days (admirably organized by Adnan Sahin, the president of the Anatolian Folk Cuisine Association),  I spent three days in Antakya (Antioch), a city in…

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