Simit

Sıcak, sıcak!” The words heard in an Istanbul streets, for hot, hot simit. The so called bagel of Turkey, whose history and origins are as mysterious as the Topkapi palace. When I visited and tried them, I wasn't quite understanding it's cultural signifigance...

Simit

Simit are twisted ring breads from Turkey. Made with sesame crumb and crust, they are addictive. I first ate them while on a ferry outside Istanbul, visiting my friend Dilara.  The lovely tastes and memories lingered. So I wanted to make a batch at...

Simit au levain

Simit is a bread that is  found usually sold in red carts on the streets of towns and cities throughout Turkey. It's simply delicious and the choice of most Turks who seem to enjoy it with some cheese and çay.  While I had seen the simit carts ...