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Dilara
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“She bought yoğurt for us too, a sort of sour junket which we loved with sugar.“

Funny to think that when this autobiography was written in the fifties, you had to explain yogurt to the readers 😁

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Istanbul Cult Recipes | Pomme Larmoyer
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Made some refreshing Turkish ayran to counter the weather. It's just plain yogurt, water, a pinch of salt and some dried mint, whisked or blended until frothy. Easy and delicious!
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Texreader Fantastic!! 15h
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This is a rather technical book, explaining the politics and battles on both sides leading up to the First Crusade and the beginnings of #Turkey. I‘ve read a lot about the Crusades and I appreciated learning more from the Turk point of view. But be prepared for quite a bit of political history and battle strategies. Very well-researched and written. #foodandlit @Catsandbooks

KadaGul @Texreader Have you heard 👂 of Elif Shafak? I read 📖 40 Rules of ❤️. I enjoyed this book. 1d
Texreader @KadaGul Indeed I have a different book by her teed up for this month. I‘ll check out the book you tagged as well. Thanks!! (edited) 1d
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Pickpick

Ella‘s been a SAHM most of her married life, but now the kids are old so she has gotten a job as a reader for a literary agent. The first script is Sweet Blasphemy. A book about Rumi and his spiritual companion Shams of Tabriz. Shams is a traveling dervish, and he has 40 rules for life and love, and he follows a philosophy on unity of people and religion. Not everyone agrees with this

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AnneCecilie I‘ve read a couple of Shafak‘s latest novels, but haven‘t loved them as much as everybody else. Maybe my expectations where too high after hearing how great they were? This one on the other hand, I didn‘t know much about and was completely swept up in the story. 1d
Librarybelle I like the cover of that edition! 1d
AnneCecilie @Librarybelle Me too 😊 1d
Texreader Great review 1d
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Cloud Cuckoo Land | Anthony Doerr
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Roary47 Yay! I‘m going to try to read this one too! 2d
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Dilara
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The narrator - a young, just-circumsized, boy - is enjoying his summer holiday in the family's seaside property in Sarıyer, but the first world war is about to start and adults are worried. And I, the reader, am too!

Photo of Boğazkesen Fortress in Sarıyer, on the banks of the Bosphorus, from Wikipedia. Another place I'd like to visit...

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Texreader Sounds interesting! 2d
Dilara @Texreader It is! I found it on Everand (formerly scribd). The author, who settled in the UK in the 1940s, wrote this autobiography in English, so it could even appeal to those who don't like to read works in translation. 14h
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Dilara
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Wikipedia says kadın göbeği (woman's navel) are deep-fried choux pastries soaked in syrup. I might try making some: they sound delicious 😁
As it happens, the author of this autobiography also wrote cookbooks. I'll see if I can get my hands on one. He wrote one on Turkish food, and one on cooking with yogurt, back in the fifties.
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Texreader Mmmm. 😋 4d
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dabbe I love 🗺️!!! 🤩🤩 6d
Texreader @dabbe Exactly! 6d
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