Pastries

Börek with spiced beef and pistachios - recipe / A kitchen in Istanbul

Börek with spiced beef and pistachios

Crispy pastry, beef and lots of aromatic spices. What’s not to like? It’s hard to know where to start with börek. Shapes, textures and fillings can all be varied according…

Tahini cookies - recipe / A kitchen in Istanbul

Tahini cookies

First world problems: When your favourite tahini suddenly disappears. Turkey is surely one of the best countries in the world for cooking. The freshness and flavour of ingredients and the…