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Istanbul Food Adventures

Sorry it’s been a long while since I’ve last posted.  I got to take a short trip to Boston at the end of August, and then I went on an incredible trip to Istanbul where I got to eat some really wonderful food.  I’ll share some pictures of the deliciousness that I got to eat, and then hopefully, in the next couple of weeks, find recipes for these and recreate them at home and share the results with you all.  But for now, hope you enjoy!

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Turkish sweets in a store window along Divan Yolu

Turkish spices in the Spice Market
Turkish spices and teas in the Spice Market

Turkish delight in the Grand Bazaar.  It was hard not to eat all of these.

Turkish delight in the Grand Bazaar. It was hard not to eat all of these.

More delicious looking Turkish sweets along Divan Yolu

More delicious looking Turkish sweets along Divan Yolu

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Turkish Manti.  Definitely one of the major highlights of the trip.

Turkish Manti. Definitely one of the major highlights of the trip.

Fresh sea bass on Princes' Islands.

Fresh sea bass on Princes’ Islands.

Turkish lentil balls.  Definitely plan to recreate these.

Turkish lentil balls. Definitely plan to recreate these.

A dolma platter.   I learned dolma is not just stuffed grape leaves, but really stuffed anything.  This one is stuffed eggplant, pepper, tomato and grape leaves.

A dolma platter. I learned dolma is not just stuffed grape leaves, but really stuffed anything. This one is stuffed eggplant, pepper, tomato and grape leaves.

Vegetable couscous.  Another one I definitely need to work on recreating.

Vegetable couscous. Another one I definitely need to work on recreating.

Turkish coffee.  A little too strong for my taste, but had to give it a try.

Turkish coffee. A little too strong for my taste, but had to give it a try.

Rosehip tea.  Very sweet, but the perfect way to spend a few minutes in the late afternoon.

Rosehip tea. Very sweet, but the perfect way to spend a few minutes in the late afternoon.

Turkish sticky ice cream or Dondurma.  Most of it ended up all over my face, but it was really good.  The Turks add salep and mastic to regular ice cream which makes it sticky and less resistant to melting.

Turkish sticky ice cream or Dondurma. Most of it ended up all over my face, but it was really good. The Turks add salep and mastic to regular ice cream which makes it sticky and less resistant to melting.

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