Börek. Turkey has never been closer

Börek with Feta cheese and spinach

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Someone asked me why I have so many Turkish friends. Truth is I do not know. Maybe it is because of the Mediterranean? Once more, I do not know. What is certain is that I enjoy the company of my Turkish friends a lot, I spend a lot of time with them, sharing lots of interests with them even if the only Turkish words I understand are “anne” and “baba”. Living in a multicultural country like Canada allows us to be in contact with different cultures and languages. I often have the feeling of being a citizen of the world, without any prejudice, because I am an immigrant too. Continue reading

Spanakopita… without spinach!

Spanalopita witout spinach

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Have you already bought phyllo dough convinced that it would be a quick and easy job? Of course, I did. At the end of each recipe that I’ve tried, there was always almost half of the package to throw out. Its sheets, frustratingly thin and light, have driven me mad more than a group of small children can… To balance my relationship with phyllo dough I had to take a class in foreign cuisine, where a guy kindly showed me how to handle it. I was so happy that, starting from that moment, I always keep a package of phyllo dough my fridge. Continue reading