Tag Archives: Ankara

What’s Your Background? Part-Rye, Part-Focaccia. All Organic.

I love bread.  Sure, there are a couple of notable exceptions- you are nasty, and most of you shouldn’t exist– but as long as there’s a liter or six of extra virgin olive oil around, or even an oven, I … Continue reading

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The World According to Kenny G

Although I’m feeling a bit dirty for mentioning Kenny G., the poster child for smooth jazz, there’s a good chance that frequent guests at one Ankara, Turkey hotel don’t feel the same.  Go for the opportunity to push the elevator … Continue reading

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High-Octane Baklava

The Turks have it pretty good when it comes to food.  Greens nearly automatically placed on the table, bountiful breakfast buffets, a variety of (olive) oils, pulses,  spices, nuts, and diluted yoghurts, and Ğ (<–?), for starters.  Drowning in a … Continue reading

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