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Expat foodies: The best Turkish food blogs

No it can be said 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.

However, a number of them have embraced Turkish cuisine with a passion, which can be seen in their own cuisine inspired by the country they now inhabit as well as in a series of successful and engaging blogs that rightly bring together mass followers among Turkish foreigners and expatriates. crowd.

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

The following is a list of the best Turkish-oriented expat food blogs based in Turkey and beyond that anyone who enjoys great food will greatly appreciate.

“Delicious Istanbul”

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

After moving from a leading career to Turkey over three years ago, Olga shares her culinary knowledge and research with international food lovers on her popular blog “Delicious Istanbul”. She guides fellow foodies through Istanbul’s bustling markets to sample local delicacies, and offers Turkish home cooking classes that also start in the market. His culinary tours, the most recent of which combined Turkish cuisine and travel photography, take place at his family-owned estate in Sapanca, Zelis Ciftligi, which has a culinary heritage in its own right. Olga also hosts a monthly breakfast club at her home in Kadıköy, where she offers Turkish-style breakfast with premium 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 quickly because slot machines are always selling.

Seasonal cook in Turkey ‘”

Seasonal Cook in Turkey “is a wonderful blog post from the brilliant Claudia Turgut, originally from the UK 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 her future husband.

Today, she is an expert in Turkish cuisine and passionate about food photography. Its brightly colored website features delicious Turkish recipes, captivating commentary, and awe-inspiring photographs.

Eat with me Istanbul ‘

Originally from Korea, Namie spent her twenties in Australia and then studied food and wine in France. She has lived in Turkey 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 and seasonal produce in her lively blog “Eat with Me Istanbul”. She focuses on how to cook smart, efficiently and healthily with the beautiful ingredients that Turkey has to offer.

Ozlem’s Turkish Table

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

Almost Turkish ‘

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

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 from his popular website. cookbook

Café Fernando ‘

Last but not least is “Café Fernando”, an exquisite blog combining a mix of recipes, with an emphasis on the sweet, with eloquent culinary adventure pieces. 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 obtained an MBA, on his very popular cafefernando . com. Its site, which also offers iPhone and iPad applications, was named “Best Culinary Travel Blog” by Saveur in 2010 and received awards for “Best Original Pastry and Dessert Recipe” and “Best Piece of Writing Culinary “the following two years, respectively. The London Times ranked Café Fernando one of the 50 Best Food Blogs in the World and it has also been mentioned 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, was released in Turkey nationwide on June 13.