Turkish Lamb Shank Recipe – Kuzu İncik

Turkish Lamb Shank Recipe – Kuzu İncik

Incik is a popular Turkish dish found on many menus. Lamb shanks provide a hearty and delicious meal but they do require long cooking times to tenderise the tough meat. Lamb: Kuzu Shank: İncik In this recipe we used a “Dutch Oven” – a cast iron pot...
Bursa in Turkey

Bursa in Turkey

Historical Bursa Bursa was founded in the second century BC by the Bythinian king Prusius. The king followed the advice of the Carthaginian general Hannibal, who had taken refuge with Prusius after fleeing from the Roman army, to build the city on a hill where it...
Getting around in Istanbul

Getting around in Istanbul

Getting around The daily Istanbul traffic jam begins in the morning at around 7 o’clock when everybody leaves home to go to work. The overcrowded streets remain congested until 10 o’clock. This is then repeated in the evening from about 5 to 8 o’clock when people...
Turkish Soap Operas

Turkish Soap Operas

Turkish soap operas are incredibly popular, regularly topping the TV ratings in countries from Kazakhstan to Chile. The soaps are typically over an hour long per episode, with family drama, as well as matters of honour and love at the forefront. A typical example is...
Going “Dutch” in Turkish Restaurants

Going “Dutch” in Turkish Restaurants

Going to a Turkish restaurant with a group of people is an enjoyable and mandatory experience when in Turkey. But what do you do in Turkey when it comes to paying the bill? If you insist on paying for yourself, be aware that in Turkish culture this could be...