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Aug
2014
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This week I am

drinking Turkish beer, wine, and copious amounts of tea. Efes beef is pretty good, very drinkable at the end of a summer afternoon, sitting at a bar watching the world go by. There’s some pretty good wine, too. I visited...
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18
Aug
2014
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This week I am

visiting Turkey for the first time. I’m in a Kocadere, small town near Eceabat, about to¬†Gallipoli. We’re staying in The Gallipoli Houses, a wonderful guesthouse, stone cottages set in gardens, all lovely sounds – the rustle of leaves, the crowing...
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5
Aug
2014
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This week I am

Eating lots of steak. Vlado’s restaurant is celebrating 50 years, and there was a special dinner on Monday night. It’s an extraordinary thing, to have a restaurant running for 50 years, still in the same family. Vlado himself died two...
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5
Aug
2014
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This week I am

Drinking lots of tea. Merrill and Dilhan Fernando have been in Australia as part of the world-wide Real High Tea Challenge http://realhightea.dilmahtea.com/. Great idea. It’s getting chefs to think of tea as an ingredient in cooking, not just an accompanying...
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