I’ve become that strange girl who photographs her food. I’m not sure if it’s a natural urge that I’ve previously suppressed through social awareness, or a new habit that’s sprung from a sincere appreciation for finding good, safe, yummy eats on the travel trail. Perhaps it’s because food is so connected to the cultures I’m exploring; a sensory story about the produce, customs and national flavours. It could have something to do with me being hungry a lot of the time… Or maybe, I’m just a strange girl who likes to photograph food.
Regardless of the why, I thought I’d go that extra, embarrassing step further and share my photos of food. So here it is, a post about the food of Istanbul; the first in what will likely become a continuing series themed by the places I travel.
Think lamb and spices, yoghurt, pomegranate, pickles and nuts.
Buy French bread, Italian pizza/ pasta and Middle Eastern rice.
Imagine walls of honey-drenched, pistachio-encrusted sweets next to vats of tacky ice-cream tended by fez-wearing men.
Stay tuned for more foody travel delights as I bring you a budget-conscious exploration of Istanbul in my next post: ‘Must-have Istanbul meals for 10 Turkish Lira’.