Foodie Delights from Turkey

Turkey, the country, not the bird straddles 2 continents.

The Silk Road ran through Turkey. The famous Hagia Sophia in Istanbul (what was Constantinople) was constructed as a cathedral, then converted to be a mosque and now stands as a museum.

One can only assume the local food to mirror it’s rich history and it’s geographical location.

Market FRESH

Fresh produce of Turkey

Fresh produce of Turkey

Sweet corn everywhere Istanbul Turkey

Sweet corn everywhere Istanbul Turkey

Fresh fish Istanbul market Turkey

Fresh fish Istanbul market Turkey

Spice market Istanbul Turkey

Spice market Istanbul Turkey

 

SAVORY treats

Best looking Street Kebab

Best looking Street Kebab

Mackeral fish sandwich Istanbul Turkey

Mackeral fish sandwich cooked on a boat at the harbor

Peynirli Börek, an oven baked spiral pastry filled with village cheese and parsley

Peynirli Börek, an oven baked spiral pastry filled with village cheese and parsley

 

SWEET and Delightful

In old town Istanbul, one can find a small shop which dates back to 1777, which is still occupying it’s original premises since the Ottoman Empire. Haci Bekir offers lokum (Turkish delight) and akide (boiled sweets) to locals and tourists.

Haci Bekir 1777 Istanbul Turkey

Haci Bekir 1777 Istanbul Turkey

Turkish Delight inside the Grand Bazaar

Turkish Delight inside the Grand Bazaar

Baklava abounds

Baklava abounds

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