The mysterious Baklava

Gaziantep Baklava

Baklava is one of those foods that has a steep history and one where many countries claim ownership. It is familiar in the cultures of Turkey, Greece, Bulgaria, Yugoslavia, Iran, Armenia, Iraq, Lebanon, Palestine, Egypt, and North Africa. If one considers that for four hundred years from 16th Century on the kitchens […]

Tale of the Tarhana

If you talk to any Australian who has traveled in Turkey, they will generally tell you how hospitable the people are. The Turks have a saying which translates to something like “the Lord’s guest”. What this means is that if you should stumble upon somebody’s abode, you will be treated as a guest sent by […]

A bride called Ezo

How is your relationship with your mother-in-law?

Depending on your gender and which part of the world you come from, this question will either cause your stomach ulcer to flare up or you will be mildly curious as to why anybody would even bother to ask you that question.

For a married Turkish woman, the […]