Food First-Coffee After: Turkish Breakfast and a recipe…

I’m kind of obsessed with breakfast, particularly BRUNCH, my favorite eating experience. Growing up, the daily breakfast routine consisted of a pop-tart on the way out the door to catch the school bus…unless if it was a Sunday.  Sundays were when, if I had hinted enough about it the night before, my dad would cook a big … More Food First-Coffee After: Turkish Breakfast and a recipe…

Hunting for Lahmacun…

Before I took the plunge and decided to move to Istanbul I was just a normal tourist.  My best friend and I had come here on a 2 week vacation while teaching at summer camps in Italy and therefore we were on a pretty tight budget.  We survived mostly off of cheap street food through … More Hunting for Lahmacun…

Old Traditions and New Experiences at Üsküdar’s Kanaat Lokantası…

On the Asian side of Istanbul, in one of the oldest neighborhoods named Üsküdar, and right in the middle of the busy center is an amazing restaurant originally established in the 1930’s-that until this past Saturday, I had never once stepped foot in.  It’s not far from my own neighborhood and my Turkish friends have been … More Old Traditions and New Experiences at Üsküdar’s Kanaat Lokantası…