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posted by on Dinner, Turkish, Vegging Out

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I like to call certain restaurants birthday dinner restaurants — places with a beautiful setting, big space and more often than not, somewhat sub-par best food. With space being such a commodity in the city, many people are willing to sacrifice taste for a nice ambiance. Antique Garage is one of those restaurants for me. [...]

posted by on Comfort Food, Dinner, Entrees, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Vegetables, Vegging In

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Last night, since I had more time than usual to make dinner, I took the time to peruse my cookbooks and tear sheets from magazines. Lo and behold, for the first time, I came across a recipe for which I had 99% of the ingreidnets. Usually I don’t have a spice or scallions or something, [...]

posted by on Dessert, Lower East Side, Travels, Turkish, TV, Uncategorized, Vegging Out


As I mentioned in a previous post, the desserts in Berlin taste way more natural than they do in the States. Since the language barrier complicated things, I couldn’t tell which ingredients made the difference, but you can take my word for it that they’re much less artificial-tasting. Sweets are lighter in Berlin, the perfect [...]

posted by on Dinner, Lunch, Travels, Turkish, TV, Uncategorized, Vegging Out

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Berlin is home to western Europe’s largest Turkish population and the culture is everywhere – cafés, grocery stores, political groups, mosques and more. There are tons of restaurants, but the best way to do Turkish in Berlin is the gözleme. Similar to a crepe, a gözleme is a hand-rolled pastry filled with spinach, feta, potatoes [...]