Istanbul life

View from my roof terrace in Balat, Istanbul / A kitchen in Istanbul

Happy new year!

2016 didn’t turn out the way it was supposed to. Fortunately, there was lots of good with the bad. At this time last year, I was two months into a…

Balat Carsisi - local Turkish market - A kitchen in Istanbul

The art of shopping at the local Turkish market

Tuesdays are important in my Istanbul neighbourhood of Balat. It’s the day the housewives bring out their trolley bags and stroll down the streets to Mahkeme Altı Caddesi, appropriately dressed with,…