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February 4, 2020
A tower with many romance (Galata Tower)

Galata Tower is one of the well-known towers in Istanbul. It was built in the fourteenth century by the Genoese colony as part of the city defense wall. The tower used to be called “Christea Turris which means “Tower of Christ’. The tower served Genoese merchants when they were doing trades with the Byzantine Empire. […]

October 28, 2019
What is the Turkish Breakfast?

Kahvalti, meaning translates to breakfast in Turkish. Breakfast is an important habit and more than having a cereal bowl on the go or having an egg wrap with a coffee. For Turkish people, kahvaltı is not just a special occasion, it is an early morning ritual with family and friends every single day. Green olives, […]

May 7, 2019
Turkish Coffee

Turkish Coffee is the name of a method for preparing and cooking coffee. This method has a distinct taste, smell, way of cooking and its own traditions. Turkish Coffee is made of Arabica type coffee beans. These beans are ground to become very thin dust of coffee, which then is cooked in a pot with […]

May 1, 2019
History Of The Simit

The history of Simit has long roots in Anatolia when the Ottoman Empire reigned. At that time, flour warehouses were called as Simithane, and the sultan’s oven was called the simit oven. The ring-shaped bread Simit made from the flour was named as the Simid-I Halka (Circle) in Üsküdar Şeriye, 1593. Sultan Suleiman the Second’s […]