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May 21, 2019

CB Book Club: Caroline Eden's "Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes, Through Darkness and Light"

By Culinary Backstreets
Istanbul -- We recently spoke with travel writer Caroline Eden about her culinary travelogue, Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes, Through Darkness and Light (Hardie Grant; May 2019). Eden has written for the Guardian, the Telegraph and the Financial Times, among other publications, and has filed stories from Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan for BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent. Read more
Istanbul -- We recently spoke with travel writer Caroline Eden about her culinary travelogue, "Black Sea: Dispatches and Recipes, Through Darkness and Light" (Hardie Grant; May 2019).

She says: Back in 2013, I traveled from London to Tbilisi overland, and I sawthe Black Sea and its steady blue-grey waves through a grubby buswindow. Read more
May 20, 2019

Fatma’s Sweets: Carrying On, With Cakes

By Dima Al Sayed and Noama Fawakhirjy
Istanbul -- Like most Syrians who fled their war-ravaged country and made their way to Turkey, Fatma Jabal, a 19-year-old from Aleppo now living in Istanbul, had to get creative in order to make a living. With a baby boy to take care of and her husband struggling to provide for their family while working as a carpenter, Fatma tapped into something she’s been doing since she was a child: baking cakes and cookies. Read more