Thursday, October 20, 2011

City of fractures, miracle and rush

Istanbul has become one of my favourite city over the last days: Its geografical position, its architecture, its cultural fractures, its fabulous atmosphere with all the rush and different cultural influences; its mysticism, its melancholia as well as its joy of living and beeing in the moment.
Though my trip was star-crossend concerning the weather (very cold and rainy) the city fanned out its whole fascination within very intense moments created by people, situations, architecture, places, culture and last but not least: FOOD!
You can eat a lot of trash in Istanbul as a tourist. But if you you ask people for recommendations you can easily enter a new world of taste. Sometimes European, sometimes Arabian, sometimes Asian and often a great creative mixture of all that. Even fast food can be very delicious in Istanbul if you know the right places to go - be it the fresh grilled fish sandwiches at the Galata Bridge Market or the simple white beans in tomato sauce, the calssic dish "Kuru Fasulye" in one of the restaurants near the Süleymaniye-Mosque and the most wonderful tea-garden of Istanbul.

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gaumenperlen - a label by mobile minds, monika ebert::: gaumenperlen is a diary about affairs of the heart. I´m addicted to delicious food, unique and extraordinary places as well as valuable things, fine arts, design, music, tango argentino and interesting people. The focus of this diary is food. Delicious food is much more than nutrition, health or prestige. it is the basis of your body& soul, it is at the core of your way to think, to live and act, it is your attitude towards nature. For me cooking is a wild, joyful, creative process with the objective to share the result in the end. This process is surrounded by a bunch of exciting encounters - nevertheless where I am:: at the markets, talking to producers, at the book stores, in restaurants, in my kitchen. That´s why I love cooking and travelling.