Meat

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…

Lamb stew with potatoes and Turkish flavours - recipe / A kitchen in Istanbul

Lamb stew with potato

One-pot lamb stew with potato and TONS of flavour. In Norway, lamb and Easter are inextricably linked. Sure, we do the egg thing, too. But the star dinner of Easter…

Turkish moussaka - recipe / A kitchen in Istanbul

Turkish moussaka (Patlıcan musakka)

Who doesn’t love the combination of meat, aubergine and tomato? While the Greek variety may be more famous, moussaka supposedly originated in Turkey. During Ottoman times, the dish spread far…

Hummus with baharat spiced beef - recipe / A kitchen in Istanbul

Hummus with baharat spiced beef

Hummus is more than just a dip. I could talk for forever about the cultural importance of hummus in the Middle East, among British students or in radical movements of…