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Antalya’s Famous Beans Salad: Piyaz

Piyaz is a famous accompanying dish (even a main!) in Turkey but Antalya has a distinct version, we use tahini in the sauce. For us, Antalians, a piyaz without tahini is just a bean salad. People who have lived in Antalya, especially those who have spent their childhood there, usually miss it a lot when living away. The warmth, the sun, the sea, the pebbly beach, ... So everthing related to Antalya becomes a bit too important. Like piyaz... You get annoyed when others refer to a plain bean ...

Ready for a Challenge? Suböreği

Don't get me wrong, I am always up to new challenges in kitchen. But this classic Turkish pastry, called suböreği, is the hardest challenge you can try. The name can be translated as "water patty". It is a pastry prepared with home made dough, butter and a main ingredient like Turkish style beyaz peynir (white cheese, or Greek feta), or ground meat. So far so good It's almost never easy to work with dough. But if you are handy it is fun. Well, I'm not really handy so I cheated! I know how ...

Döner Kebab, home made!

Living abroad can be hell when you know that there is great food at home and you don't even get to taste a fraction of it unless you make it yourself. OK, there are restaurants everywhere from your home but they are not even close to good. Especially döner kebab... I always hear people say oh we ate kebab and it was great. No, it is was not great. It wasn't even good. It was factory made with strange tastes. Even EU decided against them, apparently they use phosphates to enhance or protect or ...