Author: spooninmypocket

Veiled rice pilaf
Grains & Pasta

Rice pilaf with a delicious veil

Since COVID-19 pandemic started, probably like most of you, I missed travelling the most. I keep on remembering my past travels both in Turkey and outside. Reminiscing about these travels also reminds me of the wonderful local dishes I’ve tasted, the warm and hospitable people I have met and the stories I have collected. The […]

Homemade cheese
Foodies

Homemade cheese: the simplest kind

A very small step for humankind but a huge step for me…I made cheese. Well, I’ve made it ages ago but realized that I have neglected to tell you how I’ve made it. It is the simplest kind that there is but still I may have taken it up a notch with my additional flavorings. […]

Siyez Bulgur Pilaf with Sucuk, Onions and Peppers
Grains & Pasta

Never stop learning and get inspired

Culinary world is a high ego environment. I have witnessed many people from every aspect of the culinary profession who thinks they are better and know more than the others. I believe the opposite. I believe that there is always someone better than me and I can always learn more. Thinking there is always someone […]

masterchef at work
Foodies

How I became a Masterchef Turkey Fan

I don’t consider myself an avid television watcher. Except for the important news on local channels, informational or documentary-type programs on Japan’s national channel, and my favorite detective dramas broadcasted on foreign channels/ I especially don’t watch competition programs or game shows. The main reason why I don’t watch them is that I don’t gain […]

Eggplant pasta
Grains & Pasta

Leftover ingredients for a lovely pasta dish

Between my master’s classes and teaching, I got quite busy and neglected to update my beloved blog. Well here I am, wanting to share the lovely pasta dish I made with some leftover ingredients at hand: a sad little eggplant (I usually don’t buy ingredients out of season but these were so fresh and small […]

Meats

Saturday night dinner with leeks

I love writing in my new blog but I am in the midst of trying to finish my master’s classes this semester that I barely have any free time. Hopefully when February rolls around I will be done with classes and will start my thesis, hoping that might give me a bit more free time […]

Grains & Pasta

Inspirations and spinach rolls

I get inspiration from recipes I read or I hear from my friends and relatives. I also get inspired from my food idols whom I follow on instagram, some I know personally, like dear Karima Moyer whom I had the pleasure of meeting during this year’s Dublin Gastronomy Symposium. I have been closely following her […]