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Lorenza Mussini

Recent stories by Lorenza Mussini

March 7, 2022

Azzurro Pizza Napoletana: A Slice of Naples in Istanbul

Istanbul |
By Lorenza Mussini
Istanbul -- Hidden between two well-trodden avenues – the busy Halaskargazi and the glitz and glam of Vali Konağı – Kuyumcu İrfan Sokak is a back street in the high-end neighborhood of Nişantaşı. Here, cozy little lokantalar (Turkish diners), tobacco shops and chic cafés dwell in the shadow of the ancient Greek and Armenian buildings that give this part of Nişantaşı an aura of timeless elegance. Read more
September 28, 2021

Limonita Vegan Kasap: Hold the Meat

Istanbul |
By Lorenza Mussini
Istanbul -- On our way to the supermarket during Istanbul’s partial lockdowns in late 2020, we were surprised to see a new shop in our favorite building on Rıza Paşa Sokak – the street where the “nostalgic Moda tramway” makes it way down toward the sea. Read more
February 10, 2021

Balmerkez: The Honey Lab

Istanbul |
By Lorenza Mussini
Istanbul -- Wandering around the neighborhood of Çarşamba, home to a famous weekly market and close to the sprawling Fatih Mosque complex, we get the distinct impression that this area is honey central: the streets are lined with shops selling the sweet nectar, particularly stuff coming from the Black Sea region. Read more
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