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

Discover Viktor Levi, Wine House since 1914

Posted on 9 January 2019

When visiting Istanbul you definitely should check out the Asian side of the city as well. Kadıköy is my favourite district. It is a large, populous, and cosmopolitan part of Istanbul, on the northern shore of the Sea of Marmara, facing the historic city centre on the European side of the Bosporus. It is the… Read more »

İşkembe, Turkish tripe soup, my way

Posted on 30 September 2018

 I had my first Turkish tripe soup – İşkembe Çorbası – in 1983 in the Çiçek Pasaj. It was after a night out with friends and firm drinking. My Turkish friends said “you must try this soup, guaranteed no hangover tomorrow.” I did not believe it, but the soup tasted fine. And you know what? The morning… Read more »

Dishes from Ottoman palaces

Posted on 23 February 2015

By Eda Togan Asitane is  a restaurant I have always heard about but never had chance to visit until last week!  There are many restaurants that claim to serve ottoman cuisine in Istanbul. However I think Asitane is unique, because they serve food from the Ottoman palaces. Our group of foodie friends had a specially… Read more »

Aegean-Turkish cuisine @ Lokanta Maya

Posted on 11 January 2015

I visited this restaurant today again and as a lover of good food I want to share with all of you my blog I wrote about this wonderful restaurant in 2012 again. Enjoy! Last Thursday night I was happy to be invited by my friend Rene Ames to Lokanta Maya, one of the most popular… Read more »

Turkish cuisine one of the richest

Posted on 31 December 2014

Turks have a great variety of recipes, food ingredients, increasing cooking skills and a very rich cuisine. But Turkish food is underrated in the world. One of the reasons is that Turkish chefs and culinary historians fail to promote the Turkish food culture abroad. Chef and restaurateur Muhammed Ömür Akkor’s is one of the culinary… Read more »