Preparing traditional Turkish dumplings : Manti

I wrote before about traditional Turkish cuisine, and I’ve share with you which ones are my favorite here. But today I have to make a special post just about Manti, the most famous dumpling from Turkish cuisine. Manti dumplings typically consist of a spiced meat mixture, usually lamb or ground beef in a dough wrapper, … Continue Reading

Hunat Hatun Madrasah – The old Seljuk school

The madrasa is part of the Mahperi Huand Hatun complex, which also includes a mosque, a hamam (Turkish bath) and a mausoleum. The entire structure in build out of stone, and it was completed in 1238, under the name of Mahperi Hatun, the wife of Seljuk Sultan Keykubad I (1220-1237) and mother of Sultan Keyhüsrev … Continue Reading

Discovering The Amazing Turkish Culinary Culture

Turkey has a very rich culture, involving religion, family, history and food. They are joyful people and like to celebrate everything. And how can you celebrate better than with a big meal. So there are a lot of things we can say about Turkish food. The most important is the taste, and trust me when … Continue Reading

The Underground City Ağırnas in Kayseri, Turkey

I’ve found out history is a very popular topic in Turkey, and Kayseri and its surroundings are loaded with historical proof and stories.  One of the most popular historical attraction is the Ağırnas area. The Underground City Ağırnas  is included in the metropolitan area of Kayseri, but is a town with its own municipality. It … Continue Reading

What is Ramadan?

I’ll try to make it short, I promise! Here it goes … Ramadan (or Ramazan, Ramzan, Ramadhan, Ramathan) is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. During this month Muslims worldwide fast to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad according to Islamic belief. The word Ramadan comes from the Arabic and it means scorching heat or dryness.  Although Ramadan … Continue Reading