Thursday, February 26, 2009

Dinner -- a grand food finale

Here's the final installment of my food porn from Turkey. Represented below is a sampling of a whole bunch of meals over the course of our trip -- some my food and some for other people. The thing I like best about Turkish cooking, which shares some with Greek, Spanish and other Mediterranean cuisines, is that it is fairly uncorrupted food -- minimally processed, with (at least in the western part of the country) an emphasis on olive oil, fish, fruits, vegetables, herbs and seasonings.

One of my favorites things, after hot, dusty days on my feet, was to sit down in a restaurant and immediately be served fresh cucumber sticks with a dill and yogurt dip. It's such a simple combination, but so cool and refreshing! The practice of doubling up on the starches/carbs (fries AND rice? really?) is something I haven't ever seen before, but I was happy to go with the flow.

1 comment:

Keera said...

Y'know, I think I'd eat everything you've pictured here!