From Istanbul to the Berkshires
The Galata Bridge at night
When I travelled in Turkey last fall I was looking for a taste of authentic baklava. It was already too unstable to travel to the border town of Gazientep, the capital of all things pistachio but I made the best of it in various authentic baklava bakeries in Istanbul. The baklava…so many kinds! And the coffee…mmmm. I was inspired to try it at home using a recipe from my days at Alice’s Restaurant and BOLA granola in place of nuts. I cut way back on the sugar and cinnamon too. Funny it still tastes sinfully sweet and full of memories. Click here for a printable version.
If you have been to our website in the past week, you may have noticed that we have added USPS Priority Mail Service as a shipping option in addition to UPS. This should provide considerable savings for those of you on the East Coast.