27 01, 2014

Istanbul’s “New Anatolian Cuisine”, Orange Gel and the Pursuit of Flavor

2017-02-17T15:16:34+00:00 January 27th, 2014|Categories: Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Istanbul, Recipes, Turkish Cuisine|3 Comments

Photo by ┼×emsa Denizsel. There’s a lot of talk in Istanbul’s culinary circles lately about the “New Anatolian Cuisine”, an approach that distances itself from European ingredients and techniques while embracing and modernizing Anatolian regional cooking. A number of restaurants have opened or re-branded in the past year or so, devoting […]

3 01, 2012

Maniacally Addictive Nutty Wedges of Decadence

2017-02-17T15:21:33+00:00 January 3rd, 2012|Categories: Food & Wine, Recipes, Sweets & Dessert|7 Comments

“That’s insane”. Those were the only words I could utter when I tasted my friend Hande’s Walnut Wedges of Decadence (one of the best things I ate in 2011). She had brought her signature Thanksgiving dessert to our traditional turkey dinner, where normally a pumpkin pie (or, in my sick world, ambrosia) take the cake. [...]

24 12, 2011

A Quick Holiday Apple Sauce Recipe

2017-02-17T15:22:00+00:00 December 24th, 2011|Categories: Gastronomic Traditions, Recipes|0 Comments

My mom has always effortlessly whiped up 10-course meals for 20 people. When I was a kid, my sister and I would just get in the way so we were given small tasks that we couldn’t screw up. One was shaking heavy cream in a jar until it turned into butter. Eventually we graduated to [...]

1 11, 2011

Nic Talks Tozzetti: A Baker Shares His Secrets

2017-02-17T15:24:33+00:00 November 1st, 2011|Categories: Carbs, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Katie Parla Events, London, Recipes, Sweets & Dessert|10 Comments

Back by popular demand, a post dedicated to Nic Roome’s tozzetti. After publishing a piece about them this weekend, I got some emails and DMs requesting the recipe. I asked Nic to make a major exception (he rarely shares his secrets) and write a guest post with recipe […]

4 09, 2011

Mamma Parla's White Bean Salad

2017-02-17T15:26:06+00:00 September 4th, 2011|Categories: Food & Wine, Guest Post, Mamma Parla, Recipes|12 Comments

Today’s blog post comes from Parla Food’s obligatory biggest fan, Mamma Parla. She is an incredible cook, with tons of restaurant and catering experience behind her. Now she cooks mostly for friends and family–and does cooking demonstrations for the Slow Food Central […]