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The ambassadors of Turkish cuisine

This week I want to talk about the two people who represent Turkish cuisine in the world and the brands they have created. Both of them are gourmets and I believe they are more artists than cooks. They are all cultural ambassadors as they are representing Turkish […]

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Ankara Restaurant Bringing Turkish Brunch to DC

Dupont Circle in Washington DC will get a family-owned Turkish eatery when Ankara opens its doors on Wednesday, May 20 (a soft-opening with limited hours will begin May 14). Jorge Chicas, formerly a head chef at Zaytinya, designed the menus, which will be offered for lunch, dinner, and a […]

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5 Biggest Conspiracies of Istanbul Spice Market

I do that more often that I wish I had to. I sort of hate to ruin excitement of the first time Istanbul visitors they get into at the sight of the sizable boxes with a label ‘Turkish saffron” and equally impossible price tag ‘5 Turkish lira’. […]

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Where to Eat Turkish Food in NYC

We’re sitting in the dining room of my favorite Turkish restaurant and the off-menu mixed appetizer platter lands on the table with a thud. If you wanted to be charitable, you’d call it a pile. Nameless purées and vegetable stews edge up against each other, propping up […]

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2 for 4 Groupon Deal with Bottle of Wine at Antalia, NYC

Named for a picturesque Turkish province nestled in the mountains, AnTalia is a Mediterranean restaurant co-owned by its manager and an experienced Turkish chef. As master of the kitchen, AnTalia’s chef fills the menu with classic dishes such as iskender kebabs, featuring slices of lamb shaved from […]

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$25 Groupon Deal for $45 Value at Istanbul Restaurant, Brooklyn, NY

Way back in 1997, a wrestler from Turkey decided to bring his native cuisine to New York City. Since then, Riza Atas has passed Istanbul Restaurant onto his son—as the eatery still retains its traditional Turkish cachet, especially in the food. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll […]

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A Turkish Showcase in Sunnyside, Long Island: Mangal Kebab

What Americans call a kebab house the Turks poetically refer to as an ocakbaşı, and Mangal Kebab on the south side of Queens Boulevard certainly qualifies. The casual hangout spot has a wide range of kebabs and salads that cater to almost exclusively to a Turkish and otherwise […]

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NYC’s 5 Best Turkish Restaurants according to the TV channel CBS

The city’s best Turkish restaurants offer dishes straight from the motherland. Our five favorite restaurants for manti (similar to ravioli) and doner kebabs, octopus and hummus, borek and baklava, among other deliciousness, follow. By Jessica Allen.   Beyoglu 1431 Third Avenue New York, NY 10028 (212) 650-0850 Named for a […]

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Turkish Kitchen Serving Connoisseurs of Turkish Food in Manhattan

New York City is, of course, not the first cultural melting pot in history, and proof is available nightly at Turkish Kitchen, a hearty and welcoming restaurant in the Murray Hill section of Manhattan that reproduces with resolute authenticity the polyglot cuisines of Istanbul and the Anatolian […]

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Toros Restaurant Serving Connoisseurs of Turkish Food New Jersey Since 1972

Turkish cuisine is a delight to behold. Turkish cuisine is considered to be at the crossroads between the Far East and Mediterranean which translates to a robust selection of dishes that combine grilled meats, seafood, dairy, vegetables and grains at its very core. Serving the connoisseurs of […]

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