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How to brew tea with Turkish çaydanlık

The process of brewing tea in Turkey is a little different from other parts of the world. The two-part teapot, called a çaydanlık, is used to make the iconic copper-colored tea. In the top part, tea leaves and boiled water sit to steep. In the lower part is plain boiling water, used to dilute the tea. Here’s how to do it: - Boil water in the lower tea pot. - For every cup of tea, add a standard teaspoon of black tea to the upper pot. Since the tea glass is special to Turkey, the teaspoon, çay kaşığı, is also a special shape, smaller than the one the rest of the world calls a teaspoon. The standard global teaspoon is...

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Artichoke Hearts with Celery, Jerusalem artichoke and Orange Juice

It's artichoke season! We have a traditional recipe with a twist from Lale Apa, the author of Remix, Istanbul Contemporary Cuisine and Cooking on the Boat cookbooks to celebrate this amazing vegetable. As most vegetable dishes from Turkish cuisine, this olive oil dish is also a great for vegans.  Ingredients: 6 fresh artichoke hearts2 medium celeriac350 gr Jerusalem artichokes2 carrots1 potato10 small shallots1 orange, juice of2 lemon, juice of2 garlic cloves720 mL hot water3 tbsp sugar1 tsp salt60 ml extra virgin olive oilDill, chopped  Instructions: Rub artichoke hearts with lemon (to prevent discoloration). Wash, peel and cut celeriac, Jerusalem artichokes, potato and carrots into round pieces. Mix celeriac and Jerusalem artichokes with juice of half a lemon in a separate bowl....

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Didem Şenol's zucchini fritters recipe

While the culinary scene of Istanbul has developed in waves of new openings and exciting flavors, the restaurant world still chiefly remains the domain of men. But this is changing. The Guide Istanbul interviewed five fascinating women chefs and talked to them about their journeys through the kitchen and business world and their go to recipes.​ To see the rest of the article click here.  Didem Şenol, the owner and chef of Gram, has a soft spot for mücver, which she says are not only her childhood comfort food, but also a crowd pleaser all over the world. At a recent food conference in New York City, Şenol says that of all the things she cooked, these vegetable fritters were the...

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Twinkle Recipe

Here's a delicious recipe for the classic cocktail Twinkle that will help you see in 2017 with a fizz and a bang! Enjoy, and we are wishing you all the best for 2017. Ingredients 25ml vodka 15ml elderflower cordial Champagne Method Add the vodka and elderflower to a cocktail shaker filled with ice , seal and give a short sharp shake. Double strain into a large coupette, top up with champagne and garnish with a long lemon twist. Ta daaah! Now time to hit the dance floor and party!  

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Full-Time Project Manager, Levent Job description - Plan and execute content creation related to The Guide Shop’s promotional activities, liaise with editorial staff for promotional materials and news; - Promote The Guide Shop brand awareness using available publishing channels (print, digital, social media and mailing); - Grow the list of online subscribers through various promotional activities, and keep them informed about the shop offers; - Keep track of online orders and provide customer service to The Guide Shop customers; - Be responsible for inventory check, all records, shopify admin panel, updating the website; - Coordinate all B2B projects, designer and brand collaborations related to the shop, and actively develop and maintain these partnerships; - Conduct research to ensure the information...

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