5.09.2012

istanbul, turkey - eat.

as promised, today we're talking about foooood. while we were in turkey i ate a lot of meat. it's everywhere and it's delicious. i had my fill of chicken kababs, meat skwers and wraps. i even had some lamb! the meat was fresh and afforadable so h a happy man. all of the food -- the meat, rice, vegetables and bread reminded him of food that he grew up on (he is persian so the staples are pretty similar).

meat aside, my favorite treat in turkey is somewhat mysterious. it's a cross between a croissant and a bagel -- we called it a baaa-sant (get it!?) but i don't know it's real name. the baaa-sant was buttery, flakey, with little flecks of seseame seeds. it was the perfect breakfast bread and i paired it with turkish cheese (which tasted like feta but not quite as salty) or strawberry jelly.
sooo i guess it's kind of ironic that my favorite food in turkey was something you'd expect to find in paris... but i'm okay with that. and even more excited about our honeymoon in two months! 

xo, 
jillian

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12 comments:

  1. Wow, all of that food looks delicious!! Can't go wrong with buttery bread and cheese. Mmmmm

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  2. All of the food looks SOOOO INCREDIBLY GOOD!

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  3. Yum :) I would say I miss turkish food oh so much, but in Germany there is so much turkish food I can really have it any time - I am so happy for you and hope you're loving every minute of your adventure!

    <3 Daryl
    Roots, Wings & Other Things.

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  4. Yum! It all looks so delicious!!


    http://daiydoseoframblings.blogspot.com

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  5. Ok, the baaa-sant looks amazing! But so does everything else. This trip looks like so much fun! I feel like I say that every time I leave a comment, so it must be true!

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  6. I love kebabs and that sweet little treat looks divine. Eating is always one of my favorite parts of traveling

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  7. Done. I'm so going to Turkey. I would eat all day!

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  8. Yum! I bet the food was fantastic..and of course now I'm curious what exactly that food item is that you called a bassant. Hmm..

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  9. Mmmmmmm, I'm drooling!!! What a delicious trip!

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  10. That bassant is amazing looking. You're gonna have to find out what it is!

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  11. YUM!!! You are making me so hungry! Flaky, buttery baasant??!! Count me in ;) XO brynn

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  12. Love love Love!
    The food looks divine, I'm perusing your blog at work and getting very pekkish! Might go for a coffee and biscuit wishing it was a kebab :)

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