Food and travel articles from Antep (Gaziantep) in southeastern Anatolia.

21 04, 2012

Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Antep

2017-02-17T15:18:19+01:00April 21st, 2012|Categories: Antep/Gaziantep, Culture, Travel|7 Comments

The Zeugma Mosaic Museum opened in Antep in September 2011, giving the world famous mosaics collection a new and modern home. When I visited its precursor in 2008, I was the only visitor in the small museum. It was just me, a few guards, and tens of millions of polychrome tesserae arranged in geometric and [...]

20 04, 2012

Breakfast Magic at Katmerci Zekeriya Usta in Antep

2017-02-17T15:18:20+01:00April 20th, 2012|Categories: Antep/Gaziantep, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Restaurants, Sweets & Dessert, Turkish Cuisine|0 Comments

Katmer. I estimate it contains at least 100 calories per letter. This typical Antep breakfast food (ideally eaten at around 10am, after a very early breakfast soup), is a paper thin dough envelope filled with kaymak (clotted cream), sugar and bright green local pistachios. This morning ┼×emsa and I visited Katmerci Zekeriya Usta for her [...]

18 04, 2012

Soup For Breakfast: Beyran at Metanet in Antep

2017-02-17T15:18:22+01:00April 18th, 2012|Categories: Antep/Gaziantep, Culture, Food & Wine, Gastronomic Traditions, Meat, Restaurants, Travel, Turkish Cuisine|7 Comments

I was first introduced to beyran, an Antep specialty, during the Istanbul Eats Kebab Krawl a few weeks back. We ate it (in Istanbul, obviously) at 6pm, which is about 12 hours later than Antepli indulge in this spicy lamb and rice soup. […]