Excuse me, there’s some chicken in my pudding

Okay, I knew there was chicken in my pudding. That’s why I ordered it. That and because it’s a delicacy in Turkish cuisine. Right up there on the list of top Turkish culinary delights, along with the doner kebabs and the Turkish delight, is the chicken pudding, or Tavuk göğsü as it is natively called. Yes, it’s pudding. And it’s made … Continue reading Excuse me, there’s some chicken in my pudding

Visiting Istanbul’s Süleymaniye Mosque – The uphill struggle

When my mother and I visited Istanbul in February 2013, we were unprepared for the cold. I don’t know why but we thought 8 degrees was something we could withstand. To make things harder, there was also a constant drizzle during the first three days of our visit. We always over-pack for winter vacations now. On our … Continue reading Visiting Istanbul’s Süleymaniye Mosque – The uphill struggle