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Buffet

Nearly every Saturday during my sophomore year of college, my roommate and I would subject ourselves to a take-no-prisoners Indian buffet.  Was it good?  It had its moments, not the least of which was the grueling walk back to the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving in Taiwan: Chiayi’s “Chicken Rice”

It’s Thanksgiving for…some people.  What better way to celebrate it than by talking about Taiwan?  You know, that island that is simultaneously part of Europe, China and itself. OK, so although I’m not there now, I was there around Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Chicken for Dessert: Tavuk Göğsü

What did you have for dinner? You don’t say. How about dessert? After a long wander through downtown Izmir, Turkey, I was craving something sweet.  Baklava would have been an easy choice, but I wanted to try something different. Not … Continue reading

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Fascinating facts for travellers heading to Turkey

Turkey is the world’s melting pot, a spicy casserole of different influences from Europe, Asia and the Med. This is an enthralling destination which has plenty of surprises in store for the tens of millions of tourists that choose to … Continue reading

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What’s Your Background? Part-Rye, Part-Focaccia. All Organic.

I love bread.  Sure, there are a couple of notable exceptions- you are nasty, and most of you shouldn’t exist– but as long as there’s a liter or six of extra virgin olive oil around, or even an oven, I … Continue reading

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The World According to Kenny G

Although I’m feeling a bit dirty for mentioning Kenny G., the poster child for smooth jazz, there’s a good chance that frequent guests at one Ankara, Turkey hotel don’t feel the same.  Go for the opportunity to push the elevator … Continue reading

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High-Octane Baklava

The Turks have it pretty good when it comes to food.  Greens nearly automatically placed on the table, bountiful breakfast buffets, a variety of (olive) oils, pulses,  spices, nuts, and diluted yoghurts, and Ğ (<–?), for starters.  Drowning in a … Continue reading

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