Lunch with my friend Murat at Hünkar
for some turkish cooking
Spinach +Suböreği+Kapuska(Cabbage stew)
Beans+Rice+fruit compote

Mim kemal öke caddesi no21,Nişantaşı
Tel:0212 225 46 65

it's still xmas

late xmas decoration

working for my exhibition


Hacı Bekir

Haci Bekir,Best shop for Turkish delight and candies!
-İstiklal Caddesi no83A- Beyoğlu,Tel:0212 244 28 04
-Hamidiye Caddesi no 81-Eminönü,Tel:0212 522 06 66


Miss Pizza

Miss Pizza is a tiny pizza place in Cihangir
They also have a restaurant in Şişhane area next to the subway.
We went on an early diner with my friends Seda,Gülgün,Serkan(a talented photographer)
and his asistant
i tried the 'Funghi'' pizza with mixture of 3 varieties of mushrooms and Gorgonzola
İ just could picture the pizza next to mine a vegeterian one
then i was just busy eating because i was starving!
it's delicious!
they have a nice selection of wine especially at şişhane,using local wine producers

Miss Pizza:
Havyar Sokak 7,Cihangir,İstanbul
Tel: 0212 251 3279

A gift from Madrid



From Wikipedia.org

''Salep (Turkish: salep, from Arabic: سحلب saḥlab‎, Albanian: salep, Azerbaijani: səhləb, Hebrew: סַ‏חְלֱבּ‎, Greek: σαλέπι salepi,Serbian: салеп/salep, Bosnian: salep (салеп)) refers to both the orchid as well as to the salep drink. It is a flour made from grinding the dried tubers of Orchis mascula, Orchis militaris and related species of orchids, which contain a nutritious starch-like polysaccharide called glucomannan.

Great book!

Here's a new book written by Edhem Eldem
it's Osman Hamdi Bey's A to Z

Tea Time

Well i've been working really hard and will untill my exhibition opens
i have breaks sometimes during the day
Yesterday i went to Delicatessen to share a pumpkin pie and some Earlgrey with milk

Mim.Kemal Öke Caddesi no 19 Nişantaşı-İstanbul
Tel:0212 225 06 04