It’s just a Sandwich

Sandwiches are probably one of the easiest snacks or meals known worldwide, i mean what’s not to love ?Quick, tasty, filling and portable…. The list is endless to the types of breads and Fillings. So where did the sandwich come from ? The 1st Century B.C. A Jewish Rabbi Hillel the Elder  who lived in…

The story of “Ezo the Bride”

“Ezo Gelin” is a real person whose name was Zöhre Bozgeyik. She was born in Gaziantep in the early 1900s,and her story has become the subject of folk songs and even films about her life story. Ezo was a beautiful young girl and many suitors would come from other villages to see her. Her marriage…

Ramadan is upon us

Ramadan, or ‘Ramazan’ as it is known in Turkey this year will begin on 13th April and last until 12 th May when we will celebrate Eid [al-Fitr]. Having lived in Turkey for 25 years now I’ve seen quite a lot of different foods, customs and traditions surrounding the Holy month. During the month of…

Easter in Turkey

Easter, or Paskalya as it is known in Turkey is not a religious holiday that is celebrated here, except for a minority of Christians living in Turkey and pre-covid special services would be held in churches and even at the House of the Virgin Mary which is very close by to me. Because it’s not…

Hello ! I’m Aegeanella

So last August I set up my social media accounts and of course I needed a name…. so many names and variations ran through my mind, a lot of ideas associated with Turkish kitchens or cooking in Turkey sprang to mind but none really captured what I was about. I have a relaxed attitude to…

My First Instagram Post – A Turkish Breakfast

This is where my Social Media journey began; 9th August 2020,and there couldn’t be a better meal to start with ! So of course let’s start with a Turkish Breakfast, nothing too elaborate, this was our ‘sofra’ at the family’s summer house in Çeşme where we enjoyed a few socially distanced days with the family…