I was playing with flavors very near and dear to my heart and I ended up putting together my first dessert plate. @lauramonroe knows my desire to put together pistachios, cardamom (tr: kakule), rose water and lime zest. The plate is a first draft. 

Orange blossom and lime zest cheese cake, wild pistachio (tr. melengic) milk jam, cardamom and sumac brittle, pistachios, flowers

#dessert #brittle # candy #middleeasternfood #iran #turkishcuisine #istanbul #flowers #proud2bcia #cheesecake #pistachio (at The Culinary Institute of America) High-res

I was playing with flavors very near and dear to my heart and I ended up putting together my first dessert plate. @lauramonroe knows my desire to put together pistachios, cardamom (tr: kakule), rose water and lime zest. The plate is a first draft.

Orange blossom and lime zest cheese cake, wild pistachio (tr. melengic) milk jam, cardamom and sumac brittle, pistachios, flowers

#dessert #brittle # candy #middleeasternfood #iran #turkishcuisine #istanbul #flowers #proud2bcia #cheesecake #pistachio (at The Culinary Institute of America)

#Repost from @yagmur_adiguzel!
@semihakim and I picked up fresh walnuts from the market and made a fresh walnut muhamarra. The hand chopped texture was fantastic. Sumac, hot pepper paste, olive oil and fresh walnuts, peeled and chopped. That’s it. #pepper #urfa #arabic #eggplant #walnuts #seasonal #patlican #turkishfood #yemek #istanbul #gastronomika! #vegan #vegeterian Only @yagmur_adiguzel knows how many times we replated this. 🍴🍴 #muammara #bebekpatlican #canakkale #simitlokumu #gastronomika @semihakim High-res

#Repost from @yagmur_adiguzel! @semihakim and I picked up fresh walnuts from the market and made a fresh walnut muhamarra. The hand chopped texture was fantastic. Sumac, hot pepper paste, olive oil and fresh walnuts, peeled and chopped. That’s it. #pepper #urfa #arabic #eggplant #walnuts #seasonal #patlican #turkishfood #yemek #istanbul #gastronomika! #vegan #vegeterian Only @yagmur_adiguzel knows how many times we replated this. 🍴🍴 #muammara #bebekpatlican #canakkale #simitlokumu #gastronomika @semihakim

Izmir lokmasi. These are Turkish doughnuts, well fundamentally but they are better in some ways. The slow developing browning forma a thick but layered and fluffy crust. The inside is airy and light. The glaze is simple and full of flavor. Simple, well executed, to die for. #istanbul #food #izmir #dessert #doughnut #cronut #middleeast #churros #turkish #caramel (at Istanbul Buyukada) High-res

Izmir lokmasi. These are Turkish doughnuts, well fundamentally but they are better in some ways. The slow developing browning forma a thick but layered and fluffy crust. The inside is airy and light. The glaze is simple and full of flavor. Simple, well executed, to die for. #istanbul #food #izmir #dessert #doughnut #cronut #middleeast #churros #turkish #caramel (at Istanbul Buyukada)

Chef Joseba and I went to the organic market to explore some products yesterday — only to run into the most famous food critic / enthusiast in Turkey. We said hello and loud exclamations about food blended into the sound of the thunderstorm! #market #chef #food #istanbul #bugday #ferikoy #organicfood #turkishfood It feels as though I’ve gained one more ally. (at Istanbul Buyukada) High-res

Chef Joseba and I went to the organic market to explore some products yesterday — only to run into the most famous food critic / enthusiast in Turkey. We said hello and loud exclamations about food blended into the sound of the thunderstorm! #market #chef #food #istanbul #bugday #ferikoy #organicfood #turkishfood It feels as though I’ve gained one more ally. (at Istanbul Buyukada)

Hibiscus whiskey sour. Maybe a little too much head but great flavor here. Whiskey sour experiments will continue. Here is the recipe for this one, yield two highballs. 1 egg white, 1/2 T sugar, 4 oz hibiscus steep (30 mins 1 oz to pint), 2 oz whiskey, pinch of salt #cocktail #whiskeysour #hibiscus #tea #mediterranean #istanbul  (at Istanbul Buyukada) High-res

Hibiscus whiskey sour. Maybe a little too much head but great flavor here. Whiskey sour experiments will continue. Here is the recipe for this one, yield two highballs. 1 egg white, 1/2 T sugar, 4 oz hibiscus steep (30 mins 1 oz to pint), 2 oz whiskey, pinch of salt #cocktail #whiskeysour #hibiscus #tea #mediterranean #istanbul (at Istanbul Buyukada)