Category Archives: Food

Traveling for food is such an important aspect for learning about a culture. Not only do we try to find the best local food to try, we look into the history, and we bring home a recipe or two.

Japanese Street Food

Ingredients for Takoyaki

Japanese Street Food…sooooo good! Taiyaki, Yakisoba, and Okonomiyaki…oh my! Usually the best street food is found in festivals, and this is true as well in Japan.  However, there are some districts in Tokyo that always have that festival feel and the best street food can be found there any day of the week.  All of the snacks I mention here […]

Turkish Food – Fasulye – White Beans Recipe

A delicious Turkish dish that can easily be converted to vegetarian, fasulye is a staple in Turkish households.  Follow this recipe with any white bean, White Northern beans might be the closest to Turkish beans in the States.   Ingredients: 2 Tablespoons oil (sunflower, if possible) 1 Tablespoon butter 1 small onion – diced 4 […]

Turkish Food – Fried Eggplant and Peppers with Sauces

Patlican Biber Kizartmasi or Fried Eggplant and Peppers with Yogurt and Tomato Sauce On a lazy afternoon, thinking about food, of course. This picture and the memory of the taste comes unbidden to mind.  Luckily, I got this recipe from my good friend, Fusun. I discovered this dish at one of my favorite restaurants in […]

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