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

Enjoy Turkish basil

Posted on 1 September 2018

They are back! All over Istanbul at bars & restaurants: plants in little pots. I love their aroma. Basil emits its aroma without crushing the leaves, and they are great to control mosquitoes; they hate basil aroma. To keep the mosquitoes away from your body, rub a handful of crushed basil leaves on your skin…. 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

Organic living celebrated @ Ecofest

Posted on 8 June 2012

Turkey’s first large scale ecological festival is happening in Istanbul right now! Enjoy a range of products and activities, from alternative craft making, sampling natural cosmetic brands, organic spices, nuts, fruit, oils, organic muesli and alternative textile brands, to yoga and meditation. Based at KüçükÇiftlik Park and spreading to the streets of Nisantasi, ECOFEST ISTANBUL… Read more »