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Recipe: İmam bayıldı – or: The Imam Fainted

This Turkish dish is so good that the imam fainted. Or that is at least one version of how this aubergine dish got its name, imam bayıldı. But when the smell of cinnamon and the other spices started drifting through my kitchen, I found that story pretty plausible. Of course I had eaten it before, […]

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Things I Can’t Live Without + Recipe for Shakshuka

If there ever was a fire, I’d probably only grab Canavar because he is more important to me than anything else in my apartment. And, having the tiny brain he has, he’d put up a huge fight so that I’d have my hands full with rescuing him while trying not to receive too many deep […]

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Recipe: Octopus in tomato wine sauce

The one reason why I would ever prefer Greece to Turkey is the octopus. In Turkey you can only find cold octopus pieces in one kind of salad, but in Greece … oh that’s a totally different thing. In Greece they grill them, they boil them, they make salad out of them. If I were […]

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Friendsgiving dinner 2016 (+ recipes)

First of all, please let me introduce you to Jacques! Those of you who follow me on Instagram might know Jacques already. Our relationship was short, but amazing since he was just perfect. I took him home with me on Thursday evening and he spent most of his time in my bathtub, making Canavar go […]

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Recipe: Couscous with sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts

Recipe: Couscous with sweet potatoes and brussel sprouts

Manchmal bekomme ich aus den komischsten Gründen Heißhunger auf bestimmte Sachen. Eigentlich muss ich nur kurz über türkisches Essen reden und schon will ich İçli Köfte (Klöße aus Bulgur und Hackfleisch). Ich müsste nur endlich mal lernen, sie selbst zu machen, denn ich rede ziemlich oft über türkisches Essen. Oder über Weihnachten habe ich Lindsey […]

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