Meet the Electrician Who Sells the Best Olive Oil in England
Among the fuses and fluorescent lights, Embassy Electrical Supplies in London stocks the country's finest olive oil—according to New York Magazine.
This Turkish Chef Uses a Hairdryer to Supercharge His Mangal Grill
“You’ve never heard of the hairdryer trick?” gasps Hus Vedat, head chef at new London Turkish restaurant Yosma.
Why One of Istanbul's Top Chefs Left to Open a Four-Table Cafe in Brooklyn
People with dreams of grandeur move to New York in search of fame. Dilara Erbay came to get away from it.
Portraits of Europe's Most Popular Kebabs
From the famous Turkish döner of Berlin to Holland’s monster kapsalon topped with Gouda, kebabs are Europe’s favourite drunk food. We took a look at how this grilled meat snack differs around the Continent.
Why Turkish Food Is So Much More Than Kebabs and Baklava
London-based chef and researcher Irem Aksu wants to champion the hidden Greek, Armenian, and Kurdish food cultures of Istanbul.
A Modern Israeli Food Tour of London
To better understand Israeli cooking in Britain today, I joined The Barbary chef Eyal Jagermann and Oxford anthropologist Joel Hart to eat my way around a Turkish grill house, Middle Eastern confectioners, beigel shop, and Iraqi fish joint.
Lamb and Aubergine Go Together Like Kanye and Kim
It's a combo for the ages.
Salt Bae Is Opening a Restaurant in London
Nusret Gökçe, the Turkish chef behind the viral steak-slicing video, admitted that while he does not speak English, he can “communicate with people through meat.”
Grilled Lamb with Smoky Aubergine Is the Ultimate Turkish Comfort Food
Aubergine + lamb = a match made in flavour heaven.
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The Curious World of Kebab Restaurant Signs
One day, I felt a mission calling out to me: I needed to investigate kebab restaurants and their signs, all of which have the strange power of drawing in anyone with an appetite.
We Spoke to the Guy Behind the Dalston Kebab Shop with 25,000 Twitter Followers
Mangal 2 in East London is as famous for its acerbic tweets as it is for its adana kofte. “No other restaurant was tweeting anything unrelated to the restaurant industry,” says Ferhat Dirik, who began manning the Twitter account in 2011.
Kings of Kebabs: Mangal 2
Our first episode of Kings of Kebabs takes us to Mangal 2. The East London kebab shop is as famous for its outspoken Twitter account and celebrity customers (Gilbert and George are regulars) as its authentic Turkish-style meats.