Istanbul is unique. It is the only city in the world where two continents meet. Enjoy old and new in the cultural capital of Turkey with Istanbul expert Marc Guillet

How to drink Turkish coffee

Posted on 2 March 2017

Photos: Slawomira Kozieniec Modern coffee bars like Starbucks and Turkish counterparts like Kahve Dünyası and Mado, where a range of Western coffees are sold, are found in Istanbul’s tourist and upscale westernized districts. In most restaurants bars in the old city they have all kinds of western style coffees too. Elsewhere in the city, the… Read more »

Shopping for antiques in Çukucuma

Posted on 9 January 2015

 A very authentic neighborhood to shop for antiques is Çukucuma. Old furniture and other outdated stuff from elderly people who leave their houses in the neighboring districts of Cihangir and Beyoğlu is here to be found. A quiet hood with lots of conservative and pious migrants from villages and little towns of Anatolia. According to… Read more »

Raising goats for yoghurt and cheese

Posted on 1 July 2014

Watch this Turkish family who lived in Istanbul, returning to their village on the Black Sea coast to raise goats for yoghurt and cheese

Truly natural honey

Posted on 12 January 2014

Eastern Turkey is famous for its pure honey. The nectar comes only from wild mountain flowers and the native “Caucasian” bees are never given any sugar to increase production. But this bee and way of life are under threat from non-native species and over commercialization. Watch to find out what truly natural honey is. http://www.theperennialplate.com/episodes/2013/11/episode-131-kars-honey/#sthash.mAB8iNMK.dpuf

Shopping, street food and dining in Kadıköy

Posted on 18 January 2011