Entries by spooninmypocket

The call of Spring; Asparagus Officinalis

Last week I was invited to attend an “asparagus harvesting” trip in Sarıcakaya district of Eskişehir (located approximately 240 km west of Ankara). My friend Arman Badur and partner Murat, who are the founders of NOMAD Agriculture, has been growing asparagus for the past 10 years. Arman has set his heart on asparagus after falling […]

Tours and Detours Radio Show

Today I had a radio interview that will be taped in Istanbul but aired in Philadelphia sometime in November. The program is called “Tours and Detours” with Birtan Colliers. We talked about Turkish cuisine and the new food trends in Istanbul. Then my colleague talked about the natural and organic products of the company that […]

Meeting Colman Andrews

This year in April, I was in U.S.A., visiting four different cities to give lectures on history of Turkish cuisine, do cooking demonstrations and also attend Roger Smith Conference on Food Technology, where I gave a presentation on “Olive Oil Extraction Techniques used in Western Anatolia”. At the end of my trip I paid a […]

Kadıköy Dürümcü Emmi

It is one of those days and I am a tourist in Istanbul with my best friend. I wanted to go to the Asian side and take a walk on the shore road by Moda and then go to eat at a place that I have been hearing about for a long time. We took […]