Falafel, Hummus, and Hospitality

Falafel, Hummus, and Hospitality

Over the last few years, Bursa has become home to a large and growing number of Syrians. Many of them have come here to make a peaceful living until the conflict in their country ends and they can safely return to their homes. As they have immigrated to Bursa, they...
Īskender Kebab: Bursa’s Tasty Signature Dish

Īskender Kebab: Bursa’s Tasty Signature Dish

Bursa is known for a good many things: Ottoman history, silk and textiles, candied chestnuts, Uludağ, winter sports, metalworking, auto manufacturing, peaches and apples, ancient plane trees, among many others. But when it comes to regional Turkish cuisine, Bursa’s...
Alesta’s Turkish Home Cooking

Alesta’s Turkish Home Cooking

As my sisters and I sat around the table one recent day enjoying my wife’s excellent variation of tabouli, the delicious eastern Mediterranean salad, the subject of Turkish cuisine came up in conversation. As we talked, I was reminded of our friend, Alesta, and her...