Mucver, or zucchini fritters, you can find the recipe here.
Have you been to Istanbul, Turkey? Have you had Turkish food? Saveur, a very prestigious food and travel magazine, has chosen Istanbul Eats to be among six finalists for its “Best Culinary Travel Blog” award of 2011. Vote and Share if you loved your experience with the Turkish cuisine!
The Galata Tower, Istanbul, Turkey (by Cesar Nascimento)
There are some true great things to see in Istanbul, Turkey - the city that offers a wide array of activities, historic sites, and both - old and modern cultures. A true versatile city. To learn more about Istanbul and what it has to offer when consider traveling to Turkey, visit here.
Tonight at 8pm the National Geographic Channel will air the premiere of a special that was filmed in Turkey titled Cradle of the Gods.
Cradle of the Gods follows American archaeologist Dr Jeff Rose on his journey to Turkey as, along with renowned German archaeologist Professor Klaus Schmidt, he discovers the ancient ruins of Gobekli Tepe, the 12,000 year old temple which holds the key to our ancient past. Schmidt believes this is the first human-built holy place, and that its mysterious stones suggest a novel theory of civilization. Scholars have long believed that it was the advent of a farming society which brought early humans together, propelling us from the Stone Age to the present day. In this revelatory film, Dr Jeff Rose will demonstrate that it was religion which came first: the coordinated effort to build the temple laid the groundwork for the development of complex societies.
Tune in tonight for an in depth look at one of Turkey’s many extraordinary archaeological sites.
For more information on Turkey, visit here.
Have you ever been to Miniatürk? To see what else you can see in Istanbul, Turkey as you visit Miniatürk, click here.
Happy February 29th! Leap Year happens every four years so make that shit count by doing something really really important today, like wasting an extra hour or two on the internet. That’s what I plan to do.
Apparently there are no Leap Year Museums. Disappointment all around. I was going to make my own little museum and teach you guys all about official Leap Year History, like how the planet’s year is actually 365.24219 days long and Julius Caesar fixed all the calendar confusion by adding a day and only 5 million babies miss out on annual drama queen birthday cakes, but my shitty old computer ate my words and swept them under a dusty floppy disk. Oh well, you get the picture.
Instead I bring you Miniatürk, one of the world’s largest miniature parks! Is it possible to be large and small all at the same time? Maybe this guy knows. Anyway, who cares about seeing the real thing when you have its teeny tiny version. Over half of the 105 models (1/25th scale) are structures found in Istanbul. So save some money and just go to Miniatürk. Besides there are other historic treats like the Temple of Artemis and the Mausoleum of Maussollos as well as recreations of modern things like airports and highways. So again save your money…cancel the car rental and plane ticket…just go straight to Miniatürk.
This place has nothing to do with Leap Year, but we are all need an escape from our lives…I mean how I am going to get through this extra day without looking at shit like an outdoor museum full of miniature buildings? Seriously.
Last week my colleagues and I talked about certain winter foods and drinks that we prefer more than the other during cold seasons.
Since there are a few of us at the office coming from other ethnic and cultural backgrounds, a lot of the foods and drinks we opt for - are comfort foods we grew up with.
Take for example, Turkey. Here’s a good article on the seasonal drinks to warm up in winter in Istanbul, so well written by Susanne Fowler. To learn about Turkish culture and travel, visit Turkish Cultural and Tourism Office.
What’s your favorite winter foods/drinks?