manti at cafe mese

CAFE MESE: And A Messy Shirt

The newest addition to the diverse culinary choices of Sirkeci, Istanbul, Cafe Mese is an elegantly designed and sparkling fresh little restaurant and coffee shop...

biber dolmasi

What is? Biber Dolmasi (stuffed peppers)

Stuffed peppers are prevalent throughout the Mediterranean region with a few variances in ingredients and preparation methods. Along the Aegean coast, biber dolmasi are almost always vegetarian, where as finding a meatless...

taze fasulye

What Is? Taze Fasulye

Fresh green beans are a specialty in Turkish cuisine, and are most often served as a meze in Istanbul, though in the Aegean region it can serve...

eriste

What Is? Erişte

Erişte should be made from hand-rolled fresh pasta, and garnished using fresh butter. Of course, there is an instant variety available in the grocery story,...

corn

What Is? Süt Mısır

With a name like Milk Corn, you would think that this corn is cooked in milk, but this is sadly not the case. The term...

Kabak Kızartması

What Is? Kabak Kızartması

Zucchini, though tracing its origins to the Americas, and being bred to its current standard in Italy, is a common food found in the Turkish...