My parents-in-law Angela and Steve recently went to Turkey with their best friends for a swimming race and holiday. On their return Angela surprised me with some guest photography of the foodie parts of their adventure.
The picture above is of the breakfast they were served at every restaurant they went to. Fresh bread, boiled egg, cucumber, tomato, olives, cheese, butter and jam. Delicious – unless you’re gluten free like Angela and there’s only one type of bread!
Although she was probably starving without any carbs for breakfast she still found time to take a quick snap for you all to enjoy. Now, let’s head to the market…
I love the piles of spices on the left but I seriously wonder how they keep them all so neat. And have you ever seen that much baklava lined up in so many shapes? Amazing.
I can only imagine the intoxicating smell as you walk past the stalls, nostrils flaring, eyes gently closing to intensify the aromas. It would almost be sensory overload to actually buy and consume anything. I really want to go to Turkey. Right. Now.
Speaking of sensory overload, did you notice the sign that says ‘Turkish viagra. 6 times in one night’? I think that is hilarious! Angela told me there were even signs boasting up to 9 times. Wow. OK then.
As well as these yummy pics I also got about 20 different packets of herbs and spices that I cannot wait to get into the kitchen with; Turkish saffron, black sesame, fennel seeds and more! Keep your eyes peeled for some very fragrant recipes coming up.
Thanks again Angela, you know how to make a girl very happy! Plus, I love having a global correspondent :)
Happy eating! Christie
ps. This is my 100th post, how exciting!