December 7, 2013.Reading time 8 minutes.
How special occasions are celebrated in our family is closely linked to food and thus a discussion may be started weeks before the actual event. Where shall we go? What will be cooked? Last year I took my daughter Nicola to the Cinnamon Kitchen to celebrate her birthday and its proximity to Christmas meant we […]
September 29, 2013.Reading time 12 minutes.
We awoke to beautiful sunny weather for our final day in Istanbul. It was our first day without a guide and now that Istanbul was becoming familiar, we decided to set off across the Bosphorus for a day in Asia. We’d had recommendations to take a trip to Kadikoy and it’s also where a restaurant […]
September 28, 2013.Reading time 8 minutes.
Our guide for a tour of Istanbul’s food culture was Hasan. We were lucky when he arrived at our hotel to learn we were his only travellers for the day. A mini bus would take the four of us – including Hasan – across the Galata Bridge to the Asian side of Istanbul and our […]