Lamb and Bean Stew


Turkish cuisine is blessed with this hearty and tatsy stew which is a national icon.

You can swap the lamb with beef, veal, Turkish sausage (sucuk) or pastrami and switch the beans with chickpeas or butter beans,

but this is a great basic introduction to Turkish winter warmers.


400 grams white beans 250 grams […]

Bulgur pilaf w/ pine nuts & currants


2 tbsp olive oil 1/2 medium onion, diced 1 garlic clove, minced 3/4 tsp ground coriander 3/4 tsp ground cumin 1 cup bulgur, rinsed 1/4 tsp salt 1 1/4 cups water 1/3 cup currants (raisins, dried cranberries, or dried cherries could be substituted) 2 green onions, sliced 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts


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Bulgur and Squash


1/2 kg winter squash, peeled and cut in chunks 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil Salt to taste 1/2 cup fine or medium bulgur 1/2 medium onion, finely minced 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, lightly toasted and ground 1/4 cup finely chopped flat-leaf parsley 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh mint Small romaine lettuce leaves for […]