Looks like Turkey moved up the proverbial travel wishlist for a lot people during this stop on our Culinary Tour. I encourage you to click on this link — you’ll see 25 compelling photos that will have you re-thinking your next vacation destination.
And if you need further inspiration, there’s the food. From soup to desserts, we got some wonderful-looking dishes from bloggers around the globe. I know I will be making a few of them in my kitchen.
Oz from Kitchen Butterfly in The Netherlands made 2 appetizers (one with prawns, the other cheese) using Vermicelli Pastry (Tel Kadayif). She also provides good information and great how-to photos.
Love the Turkish pizza with ground meat topping (Lahmacun) from Val of More than Burnt Toast in Vancouver who also wove one of her interesting armchair tales.
Annette from Torwen in the U.K. didn’t have any trouble finding vegetarian choices for her lifestyle. She made spinach borek and lentils two ways.
Psychgrad of Equal Opportunity Kitchen shared photos from her trip to Turkey, set a Turkish table and made marinated chicken thighs and a cashew pilaf.
Sally of My Custard Pie in Dubai brought us Turkish Meatballs with Aubergine Puree, which I know I’m making one day real soon.
Sally had such a good time with Turkish food, she made Turkish poached eggs (Cilber) the next morning and published a second post.
Then we have the Eating Club Vancouver sisters, js and ts, who have done quite a few posts about the food of Turkey and I am happy to feature two. The first is Borek with beef filling which I wish someone would make for me b/c I don’t think I’d ever attempt this.
The second is chard and yogurt soup (Shourabit Silq bi Laban).
Cinzia of Cindystar in Lake Garda, Italy invited a friend to share a Turkish lunch with her. They had pumpkin and carrot dips with pide, kofte, cacik and ginger tea. Don’t you wish you were invited?
Angela of Ackyart in Rome made Turkish Rolls Baklava. You must click over to her blog to see an unbelievably beautiful photo of colorful algae found in Turkey.
Norma of Platanos Mangoes + Me! in NY made a 2-layered saffron rice pudding (Zerdeli Sutlac) and Turkish coffee. She also told a fortune by reading the coffee grinds, showed off her Turkish treasures and toasted us with a shot (or 2) of Raki.
Anamaris of Chef It Yourself in TX also came up sweet on this stop with a luscious custard-filled baklava (Sobiyet) which she made ‘her own’ by changing up some of the ingredients.
Please support the bloggers who brought you these beautiful treats and visit their blogs. There’s so much more to see on each and every one!
Next Stop: Japan, January 30
Blogger Round-Up: February 2
Event Info + Details