Mr. Bee and I had the chance of a lifetime to take a trip to Turkey this summer for my work. It was amazing — A-M-A-Z-I-N-G. While I really enjoyed the people, the scenery and the history of the country, the highlight of the trip was the food. We stayed in 5-star hotels, but we also ate in small, out of the way cafes. Regardless of the establishment, the service was superb. Turkish people prepare their food as if it were a gift. So, in tribute of my new favorite cuisine, here is my foodie journal…
Fresh fruit on every corner. Cherries are the national fruit. Spices in bins to smell and purchase as much as you want. Shopkeepers are meticulous with the presentation of their produce.We enjoyed this meal seaside. Hot naan bread, hummus and fresh, roasted vegetables. This meal was one of my favorites. It was panko crusted goat cheese with a citrus, berry salad.
I don’t remember what this was, but it was delicious and beautiful.
Baklava. Everywhere. And so much better tasting in Turkey than in the U.S.
Turkish Coffee. It’s a bit strong for my taste, but you have to try at least one cup while you are there.
The presentation of the food is meticulous. Plentiful and fresh.
Homemade bread with every meal. This particular restaurant was making bread in outdoor ovens on the patio. It was so inviting.
Olives. Fresh or served with olive oil…and bread…and cheese…
So in summary…