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Ipek Baltutan

Ipek Baltutan

Ipek was born in Istanbul; the daughter of a painter, Ipek has loved painting, drawing and photography for her whole life. Ipek studied Spanish linguistics and literature at Istanbul University, and received a scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies in art history at University of Granada. She has traveled extensively in France, Italy, Mexico, and Guatemala, among other places. She loves Turkish home cooking – dishes like manti, meat dumplings, and dolma, rice wrapped in grape leaves.

Recent stories by Ipek Baltutan

July 26, 2017

A Bazaar Breakfast

Istanbul -- Our Bazaar walk starts with a traditional breakfast featuring Eastern Anatolian specialties, before exploring and indulging in some of the best eats in and around the world's most iconic covered market.
June 25, 2017

The Brew that Fuels the Grand Bazaar

Istanbul -- Fresh Turkish tea is taken very seriously everywhere throughout the country, particularly in places like the Grand Bazaar where thousands of shopkeepers work long hours. Of course, the country's most popular beverage is an important fixture of our walks.