Trip to Turkey... At Least in the Kitchen.

by Russell Smith February. 28, 2021 195 views

So the wind picked me up in Korea and dropped me off in Turkey :P . I guess you could say today is or was an international kind of day .

My Hummus was a bit thinner that I wanted not much just a tad. Also it is going to take some thinking to figure out how to photograph this and have it look appetizing. The flavor was good so that is the key point. Next time I will make my own tahini as I am not impressed with the brand that we have here.

GÖZLEME – A Turkish Flatbread that I am going to say is a cousin to the Tortilla. Different flavor but similar ratio of flour to water.

The Kofta with some Anaheim Peppers and Tomatos. A side of Orzo and Rice Pilaf. Next time I need to toast the Orzo a bit longer other than that it is a basic hearty dish. The Kofta was delish and for as few ingredients as there were in it the flavor was great. Three were filled with cheese and the rest were not. I do think would be better cooked over coals.

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Gethin Thomas 1 month, 1 week ago

This all looks delicious. I make hummus a lot. Under lockdown the only tahini I could get was a new one on me but it knocked my socks off and I won't use any other now. It is called ACHVA it's an Israeli one. Until I saw a programme on food in Jerusalem I never realised that some people serve hummus hot, I had only ever had it cold. I tend to make mine thickish but I have seen it also very runny. I also like it smooth. Some TV chefs say leave some of the chick peas coarsely crushed in it but I'm not keen on that. I've made peanut butter before but not tahini. We had American neighbours in India in the 60's and their cook used to make peanut butter for them, you couldn't buy it. He would sit cross legged on the floor on the back porch with two grinding stones rolling them by hand, I was fascinated to watch.

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Russell Smith Replied to Gethin Thomas 1 month ago

I perfer mine to be thicker but that is my taste. I also like it on the smoother side. Food processor with a bit of ice in it to keep it from getting too hot and seperating. Honestly with the tastebuds in this area I am suprised that they even had tahini in the store. 
I have only made peanut butter one time and that was in the early 80s with a blender from the early 70s needless to say that was the last time the blender was used it killed the motor.

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Antonio Gil 1 month, 1 week ago

Love the bright colors of this dish. And it looks yummy too.

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Russell Smith Replied to Antonio Gil 1 month ago

Thank you.

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John Durham 1 month, 1 week ago

My kind of food - looks great!

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Russell Smith Replied to John Durham 1 month, 1 week ago

I appreciate it

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Camellia Staab 1 month, 1 week ago

Looks delicious especially #3. I found a site that I occasional use when needing inspirations for setup. It's called

 

https://same.energy/

 I plug in a word or two in the search window and it brings up a ton of photos giving me ideas for a shoot.

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Russell Smith Replied to Camellia Staab 1 month, 1 week ago

Perfect I have been looking for a site like this for a while now.

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Russell Smith Replied to Camellia Staab 1 month ago

Have you ever check Flickr.com for inspiration? Before you linked this site it was one that I would use in addition to search engine (I use DuckDuckGo) and images tab.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Russell Smith 1 month ago

Actually, I have. I like flickr for the fact that most times people put their exif there as well, which is helpful.

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Russell Smith Replied to Camellia Staab 1 month ago

Yes and the ability to search for a lens and see the variety for that lens or focal lenght is great too,.

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Nancy Andrea D 1 month, 1 week ago

oh my ..... Yummy !!!!

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Russell Smith Replied to Nancy Andrea D 1 month, 1 week ago

:) Thank you

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Craig Casterline 1 month, 1 week ago

Looks wonderful! You are coming up with some wonderful creations.

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Russell Smith Replied to Craig Casterline 1 month, 1 week ago

Thank you :)

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