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slow fish istanbul

The fist edition of Slow Fish Istanbul will be held October 17-20 at Boğaziçi Üniversitesi’s Albert Long Hall. The four-day event is being organized by Slow Food İstanbul’s Fikir Sahibi Damaklar convivium and will bring together over 70 delegates from 10 countries in the region to discuss and collaborate (more…)

Today’s guest post comes from my friend Sydney Schwarz of Sea2Table, a US-based company that works with local fishermen from small-scale sustainable wild fisheries, helping to provide better markets for their catch. As an avid eater, I feel a responsibility to eat in a way that respects producers and (more…)

Like so many part- and full-time Ayvalik residents, Şemsa, my parter in caloric crime, had never been to Lesvos, the Greek island across the bay from the Turkish coastal village. We decided it was time to do something about that and planned a holiday for late September when the tourist (more…)

I owe a tremendous debt of gratitude to The Skinny Bib. Not only did he hook me up with an insane Thai meal at The Heron on Thursday, he also scored me one of the highly coveted seven seats at five-week-old Sushi Tetsu. After a sufficiently spicy mid-day meal, spectacularly fresh raw fish was the natural evening choice. I sat down at Toru Takahashi’s bar, ordered omakase and for (more…)

I lack the discipline to write about a place in-situ and often find myself writing about distant locales in unfamiliar places. When I flew to Trieste last week and began to write about a meal I had had in New Orleans in January, it struck me that, for a change, I was writing from a city that was not unlike that of the subject. Both New Orleans (more…)