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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

May 7, 2018

Final Pide Preparations in the Bazaar Quarter

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Istanbul -- There’s nothing quite like freshly baked pide – it’s one of the many unforgettable stops we make on our walk through Istanbul’s Bazaar Quarter, one of the world’s biggest open-air commercial centers, crowned by the planet’s largest covered market, the Grand Bazaar.
March 14, 2018

Serious About Ginja

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Lisbon -- Lisboetas are serious about their ginja, a liqueur made from a sour cherry of the same name. The fruit might not be so sweet but is fortunately well suited to being turned into this smooth drink, which is enjoyed both as an aperitif and digestif. Our Culinary Crossroads walk in Lisbon wouldn’t be complete without a tipple of the good stuff.
January 31, 2018

Sun-Dappled Pasteis De Nata

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Lisbon -- Our Culinary Crossroads walk in Lisbon wouldn’t be complete with a stop for the city’s iconic and delicious custard tart, pastel de nata. These ones were shot on a particularly beautiful winter day, when the sun was shining down on the City of Light.