FriFotos: Tasty Turkey!

FriFotos: Tasty Turkey!

Once again FriFotos has tempted me with their theme of tasty! Tasty may not necessarily refer to food but for me it does! As we go from one country to another, food is always on my mind…where will we eat, what local delicacy haven’t we tried. Yes, I’ve heard it before, I’m obsessed with food!

Last year we tasted so many dishes that deserve a mention so I have narrowed it down by choosing just one country to showcase ‘tasty’…Turkey.

 

I'm in heaven.. figs everywhere at the Sinop market! #turkey

Tasty, tasty, tasty…my favourite!

 

The first of the seasons persimmons have just arrived in the market! #istanbul

Persimmons

 

I'm getting very used to these fabulous breakfasts in  Istanbul!

Turkish breakfasts are always tasty!

 

Hamsi snack before dinner...help! #inebolu #turkey

Hamsi..cold weather tastiness!

 

Freshly baked bread straight from the oven! #turkey

Fresh bread straight from the wood fired oven

 

And the piece de resistance in this fabulous town is their icecream made from sheep milk...it's so thick...so creamy...and so, so delicious!

Kahramanmaras icecream can’t be beaten

 

When you're in Urfa, you just have to have an Urfa kebab.....the best! #turkey

Urfa kebab…super tasty

 

Perfect snack as we walk the streets of Istanbul...healthy too! #istanbul

A late afternoon snack of pineapple! 

 

Delicious cheese and spinach gozleme from the roadside oven... The meat one was fabulous too!

Freshly made gozleme from a road side stall

 

One for the road! It's time to try an 'atom'....avocado, olive, honey, banana, walnuts and a topping of pistachio! Delicious!

Hatay’s atom drink…healthy as well!! 

 

The making of a great fish roll....to eating sitting a stool on the water's edge of the Golden Horn overlooking Eminönü #istanbul

Tasty fish sandwich from the boys at the Kadikoy Fish Market

 

I can't resist a good baklava! #gaziantep #turkey

Have you ever tried a Turkish baklava that was not tasty?

 

This is why you come to Antakya (Hatay)...to have künefe! Made with local cheese between layers of strands of kadaif pastry, it can be served with or without pistachio. Me..I love it with pistachio! #turkey

Künefe

 

The real deal.....rose and saffron turkish delight made in Safranbolu! The fig lokum is my favourite! #turkey

Tasty turkish delight  

 

 

What springs into your mind at the mention of ‘tasty’!

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25 Responses to FriFotos: Tasty Turkey!

  1. Life Images by Jill January 17, 2014 at 8:03 pm #

    oh my goodness – the food all looks so delicious!! I think I need to go to Turkey! or find an authentic Turkish restaurant. Trying local food is one of the best things about travel.
    Happy travels, have a great weekend, and thanks for stopping by my blog this week.

    • Jenny Freedman January 17, 2014 at 10:44 pm #

      Thanks Jill. Trying the local food is also a big part of travel for us and the food in Turkey was sensational. It’s a big part of the reason we are heading back later this year!

  2. Cornelia Weber January 18, 2014 at 10:37 am #

    Oh my gosh….. what on earth are you doing to us as readers……. every single photo and dish is so mouth watering … no clue what to have for dinner now…..after looking at all these images! Thank you for sharing, even for some one who is trying to be on a diet. LOL

    • Jenny Freedman January 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

      I smiled as I read your comment Cornelia! When I look back at pictures of some of the dishes we ate on our trip it is not wonder I’m the one on a diet at the moment!! Glad you enjoyed them…without the calories!

  3. Krista January 18, 2014 at 1:03 pm #

    Jenny, you make me want to hop on the next plane to Turkey to eat myself silly. :-) You’ve captured so many gorgeous photos and foods. :-)

    • Jenny Freedman January 20, 2014 at 12:46 pm #

      Thanks Krista. Turkey really is the place to have some wonderful food!

  4. Karene January 18, 2014 at 1:15 pm #

    Oh my goodness, such beautiful pictures of beautiful food! My mouth is watering! And to think, Turkey had not been on my bucket list until I started reading your blog posts about it. Thanks!

    • Jenny Freedman January 20, 2014 at 12:47 pm #

      Thanks Karene. Glad to hear Turkey has now made your bucket list. It certainly is worthy of being there!

  5. Joy @MyTravelingJoys January 18, 2014 at 8:30 pm #

    Lovely photos! Künefe is always one of my fav Turkish desserts! We lived in Istanbul for 3 years; and nearly a year later, I still find myself craving Turkish food and often cooking it at home. I cannot wait for our return visit this spring! When will you be going back to Turkey?

    • Jenny Freedman January 20, 2014 at 12:51 pm #

      Thanks Joy. How lucky you were to have lived in Istanbul for that length of time. I could very easily live there! We’re hoping to go back in September again to explore a bit more of this fabulous country.

  6. Mrs. Chasing the Donkey January 19, 2014 at 3:43 am #

    Why, why, why, do I keep torturing myself with your posts? I’d love some of that gozleme right now. Seriously YUM

    • Jenny Freedman January 20, 2014 at 12:58 pm #

      Haha!! I’d love some of that gozleme too Sarah-Jane. I can’t tell you how delicious it was!

  7. Margaret | Destination Here&Now January 20, 2014 at 2:29 pm #

    Your Turkish posts get me every time Jenny. We have a shared passion there. Especially from a food point of view. You’ve left me dreaming of hazelnut Turkish delights now, and gozleme in a hidden square in the markets of Antakya, and fresh trout cooked on the grill. … ah enough! :) x

  8. Heather January 25, 2014 at 8:44 am #

    I have yet to visit Turkey, but oh how I love the food! Amazingly, there was a fabulous Turkish restaurant in Shanghai that we frequented often during our tenure there. But I’m sure it doesn’t compare to the real thing!

    • Jenny Freedman January 25, 2014 at 11:36 am #

      You’ll soon be close enough to pop over for a visit Heather! There’s so many fabulous restaurants you’ll be there every weekend!!

  9. jill January 29, 2014 at 10:46 am #

    Hamsi tava and gozleme… Yum! I just recently learned that there’s a turkish restaurant 2 blocks away from us (the joy of living in San Francisco). So looking forward to try this weekend since I miss Turkish food badly.

    • Jenny Freedman January 30, 2014 at 4:44 pm #

      You’re lucky having a Turkish restaurant nearby. I’m missing Turkish food too…it would be great to be back there!

  10. Amanda February 2, 2014 at 7:31 am #

    Yum! We are heading to Turkey in June, now that seems way too far away! Can’t wait to try all the delicious food! Thanks for the inspiration and beautiful pictures.

    • Jenny Freedman February 6, 2014 at 12:04 pm #

      You’ll have a fabulous time Amanda. The food is fantastic!

  11. Roving Jay March 27, 2014 at 9:55 pm #

    No trip is complete without at least one walk around a local market! But to be honest, it’s my favourite travel and holiday past time. There’s something about the sounds, colours and aromas that just make it addictive. Looks like you had a fab time on your road trip.

    • Jenny Freedman March 28, 2014 at 9:47 pm #

      The markets are usually my first stop whenever I arrive in a town. I love them too…they give a great insight into the town and its people. We had a great road trip thanks Jay. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  12. Natalie May 22, 2014 at 4:27 pm #

    What type of bread is that? Don’t think I have seen it before

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