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Istanbul Restaurants: Where The Turks Eat by RL Reeves Jr. Lentil Soup-Mercimek Corbasi

The Turks know their soup. Many restaurants open early in the morning so workers can dash in for a bowl of  çorbası before they begin their daily affairs. Every restaurant, no matter how humble or grand offers at least one … Continue reading

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Letter From An Istanbul Kitchen Part 1: Kasap Osman. Osman the Butcher Plys His Meat Trade in Sirkeci

I researched restaurants quite a bit before coming to Istanbul. I first read about Kasap Osman on Istanbul Eats  {http://istanbuleats.com/2009/06/kasap-osman-a-cure-for-doner-fatigue/ } When the cabbie offers to take me to Sirkeci for 25 lira, I nearly bust a gut. I’m in … Continue reading

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Who Polishes The Horns? Adventures in Istanbul Eating Part 3: Sehzade Erzurum Cag Kebabi

In spite of my dressing down in Istanbul, the roving rug salesmen have me fingered as a money-mark from USA. I wear a backpack, keep my boots scuffed, and try to stay as non-descript as possible. That being said, these … Continue reading

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