Expat Foodies: The Best Turkish Food Blogs

Nope it can be argued that one of the advantages of being in Turkey is its diverse cuisine. Many expats in Turkey have tried to conquer the country’s cuisine in their kitchens.

There are, however, a number who have embraced Turkish cuisine with a passion, which can be seen in their own cooking inspired by the country they now call home as well as a series of successful and engaging blogs that rightly bring together title of mass followers among foreigners and Turkish expatriates. crowd.

Turkish expats have also created a number of successful blogs showcasing their local cuisine and infusing the flavors of their own experience in a foreign country they now call home.

The following is a list of the best Turkish expat blogs, based in Turkey and beyond, that anyone who loves good food will greatly appreciate.

“Delicious Istanbul”

Russian-born Olga Irez is an Istanbul-based food blogger who, in addition to offering a wide range of recipes, including classic and fusion Turkish variations, also runs food tours, cooking classes and a club monthly breakfast in Istanbul as well as culinary workshops in Istanbul. Sapanca.

After leaving a high-profile career to move to Turkey more than three years ago, Olga shares her culinary knowledge and research with international cuisine lovers on her popular blog “Delicious Istanbul”. She guides other foodies through Istanbul’s bustling markets to sample local delicacies and offers in-home Turkish cooking classes that also start at the market. His culinary tours, the most recent of which combines Turkish cuisine and travel photography, take place at his family estate in Sapanca, the Zelis Ciftligi, which has a culinary heritage in its own right. Olga also runs a monthly breakfast club at her home in Kadıköy, where she offers Turkish-style breakfast with top-notch ingredients for 14 people. The next Istanbul Breakfast Club will take place on June 22. To be part of this unique experience, you must visit Deliciousistanbul. com and act fast because slot machines always sell out.

Seasonal cook in Turkey’ “

Seasonal Cook in Turkey” is a wonderful blog by the radiant Claudia Turgut, a British-born who has lived in Turkey for over 30 years and spends her time between Istanbul and her family’s stone house in the ancient village of Assos A former English teacher, Claudia first visited Turkey in the 1970s when her father was stationed at the UK Embassy in Ankara and decided to move to Turkey when she met his Future husband.

Today, she is an expert in Turkish cuisine and passionate about food photography. Its brightly colored website features delicious Turkish-style recipes, captivating commentary and impressive photography. seasonalcookinturkey.blogspot.com.tr

Eat with me Istanbul’

Originally from Korea, Namie spent her 20s in Australia and then studied food and wine in France. She has called Turkey home for two-and-a-half years now after arriving on vacation, which she describes as nothing but ‘fate’. Based in Istanbul, Namie showcases recipes ranging from Turkish cuisine to flavors from around the world using a wide variety of fresh, seasonal produce in her lively “Eat with Me Istanbul” blog. She focuses on how to cook smart, efficiently, and healthily with the beautiful ingredients Turkey has to offer. eatwithmeistanbul.com

Ozlem’ Turkish Table

Özlem Warren is a Turkish expat currently living in England. Her blog, “Ozlem’s Turkish Table”, is filled with detailed, healthy and practical Turkish recipes. Özlem has taught foodies how to cook Turkish cuisine in cooking classes offered at the Istanbul Culinary Institute, Central Market Cooking Schools in Texas, and offers a variety of courses in England. ozlemsturkishtable.com

Almost Turkish’

In her “Almost Turkish” blog, Turkish food enthusiast Burcu, who grew up in Turkey but now lives in Palo Alto, California, presents a lively list of traditional Turkish and “Almost” Turkish recipes. almostturkish.blogspot.com.tr

Binnur’s Turkish Cookbook

Binnur Tomay is a Turkish housewife and mother who has lived in Canada since 1995. Her blog, Binnur’s Turkish Cookbook, offers a wide range of easy-to-prepare classic Turkish and Ottoman dishes.

Binnur has also published a cookbook of over 110 recipes on her popular website. turkishcookbook.com.

Coffee Fernando’

Last but not least is “Café Fernando”, an exquisite blog combining a potpourri of recipes, with an emphasis on the sweet stuff, with eloquent bits of culinary adventure. Turkish “repat” Cenk Sönmezsoy, writer, photographer, food stylist and self-proclaimed chocolate addict from Istanbul, shares the influence of his expat experience in San Francisco, where he earned an MBA, on his wildly popular cafefernando . com. Her site, which also offers iPhone and iPad apps, was named Saveur’s “Best Culinary Travel Blog” in 2010 and received awards for “Best Original Pastry and Dessert Recipe” and “Best Piece of culinary writing” the following two years, respectively. The London Times ranked Café Fernando among the top 50 food blogs in the world and it has also been featured in Gourmet, The New York Times, The Guardian, San Francisco Chronicle and The Washington Post to name a few. Cenk’s highly anticipated cookbook, Café Fernando, hit shelves across Turkey on June 13.

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