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Istanbul Eats

Istanbul Eats

CB’s work was started in 2009 by Ansel Mullins and Yigal Schleifer as a humble food blog called Istanbul Eats. The following year we published a book of our reviews, now in its fifth edition. That year we also launched our first culinary walk in Istanbul, a route we are still using today.

Recent stories by Istanbul Eats

March 2, 2018

Erzincan Tandır Ekmeği: Village Loaves for City Folks

Istanbul |
Istanbul -- In the Kurtuluş district of Istanbul, we’ve lately been exploring links to older, nearly lost Istanbul culinary traditions. Spending time in the sweetshops, milk bars and şarküteri of this district, we’ve seen a glimmer, if faded, of the “Old Istanbul” that people remember from the 1950s and '60s, when the city’s historic minorities – Greeks, Armenians and Jews – played a prominent role in the culinary scene of the city. Read more
Get close to the grill and the griller on our Kebab Krawl.
September 14, 2017

Kenan Usta Ocakbaşı: Skewers at an Exhibition

Istanbul |
Istanbul -- If Istanbul had a city museum, in the 20th-century exhibition we’d expect to walk into a life-sized recreation of Kenan Usta Ocakbaşı, a seminal grill joint in the Beyoğlu district. Read more
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