3 Days in ADANA: The Food Festival, Culinary Discoveries, and The Lebanese Cooks (A Video Review)

Mechwar Videos | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

November 06, 2019

Mechwar Videos

3 Days in ADANA: The Food Festival, Culinary Discoveries, and The Lebanese Cooks (A Video Review)

The Food Festival, Culinary Discoveries, and The Lebanese Cooks. I had the chance to visit Adana for three days for the festival of taste as well as a quick touristic tour. Check the video…

November 06, 2019 | Travel | Turkey

Levent Borek Adana: One of the Tastiest Things I've Ever Tasted!

Bread & Bakeries | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

October 25, 2019

Bread & Bakeries

Levent Borek Adana: One of the Tastiest Things I've Ever Tasted!

Börek is a family of baked filled pastries made of a thin flaky dough such as phyllo, of Anatolian origins, and also found in the cuisines of the Balkans, the Caucasus, Levant,…

October 25, 2019 | Recommended | Turkey

Three Days in Istanbul: 18 "Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner" Restaurant Experiences to Try

Popular | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 23, 2019

Popular

Three Days in Istanbul: 18 "Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner" Restaurant Experiences to Try

A couple of years ago, Turkey and Lebanon signed an agreement allowing both populations to visit their neighbors without the need of a visa. That opened a lot of touristic and business opportunities.…

September 23, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Photos of Istanbul, Airport IGA Business Lounge

Airports | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Airports

Photos of Istanbul, Airport IGA Business Lounge

It rocks, it simply rocks! I loved the size, the views, the amenities, the colors, I simply loved it, the same way I adored the airport terminal. Located on the opposite side of the airport, a long…

September 21, 2019 | Travel | Istanbul

Ioki: An Excellent Sushi in Istanbul

Asian/Chinese | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Asian/Chinese

Ioki: An Excellent Sushi in Istanbul

It has appeared on the lists, in all my searches, it’s one of the capital’s best Asian restaurants according to many... after a bit so pleasant lunch down at the Bosphorus, we grabbed a…

September 21, 2019 | Japanese & Sushi | Istanbul

Nusr-Et Burger Istanbul: An Overrated Experience

Grill&BBQ | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Grill&BBQ

Nusr-Et Burger Istanbul: An Overrated Experience

Nusr-Et, once meat restaurant in Etiler has expended all around Istanbul and the world. From a "meat" fine dining restaurant, you have to book weeks in advance to other casual eateries of which…

September 21, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

The Allis at Soho House: Eat, Chill, Relax, Enjoy the Garden in Istanbul

Breakfast & Coffee | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

The Allis at Soho House: Eat, Chill, Relax, Enjoy the Garden in Istanbul

Positive vibes in the garden while listening to good music; that’s The Allis at Soho House in Istanbul. Enjoy a cold coffee, let the breath of air caress your cheeks, mingle with people while…

September 21, 2019 | International Cuisine | Istanbul

MUST: Casual, Relaxed and Serving Good International Cuisine in Istanbul

International Cuisine | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 21, 2019

International Cuisine

MUST: Casual, Relaxed and Serving Good International Cuisine in Istanbul

Spending four days in Istanbul, and eating almost every cuisine until now, the last dinner must be special, so why not try MUST! MUST, which is the new address in Istanbul for special food and good…

September 21, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Petra Roasting Company: A Coup de Coeur in Istanbul

Breakfast & Coffee | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Petra Roasting Company: A Coup de Coeur in Istanbul

On this beautiful Sunday morning, my first stop was at Mangerie, where I thought I'd discovered the best... I then continued to Delicatessen where again I thought I’ve found my coup de Coeur...…

September 17, 2019 | Coffee, Wine & Drinks | Istanbul

Mangerie Bebek: Excellent Breakfast Loaded with Flavors

Breakfast & Coffee | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Breakfast & Coffee

Mangerie Bebek: Excellent Breakfast Loaded with Flavors

I woke up at 6, walked around Istanbul to fly my drone then searching for a place to have breakfast. I wanted something cosmopolitan, fun and trendy at the same time: Mangerie popped up. Located…

September 17, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

Paper Moon: Enjoying My Favorite Milanese Restaurant in Istanbul

Italian | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 17, 2019

Italian

Paper Moon: Enjoying My Favorite Milanese Restaurant in Istanbul

After enjoying Paper Moon twice in Milano, I couldn’t but try it in Istanbul. One of my favorite Italian restaurants of all times makes my heart skip a beat. Pasta, pizza and Italian dishes,…

September 17, 2019 | Recommended | Istanbul

The Market at Bosphorus: Not Recommended and Not Worth a Visit

International Cuisine | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 08, 2019

International Cuisine

The Market at Bosphorus: Not Recommended and Not Worth a Visit

When it’s called "the Market", it should have the vibes of a market and probably enough goods to buy. The logo is inviting; the menu is presented on an iPad with mouthwatering photos of all…

September 08, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

W Hotel Istanbul: Back After Six Years and I Still Enjoy it!

Hotels | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

Hotels

W Hotel Istanbul: Back After Six Years and I Still Enjoy it!

Visiting Istanbul this summer, I chose the W for my stay. Part of the Marriott group of hotels, the W is a luxurious yet trendy brand for the youth. It’s rare to find older people due to…

September 04, 2019 | Reviews | Istanbul

Eataly at Zorlu Center: Disappointing More and More Every Time

Italian | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 04, 2019

Italian

Eataly at Zorlu Center: Disappointing More and More Every Time

Slow service but who cares when you can enjoy your time devouring the olive oil focaccia dipped in olive oil. Lovely fluffy freshly baked Italian focaccia with premium quality olive oil while…

September 04, 2019 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Maris Kitchen at D Maris Bay Hotel Turkey

International Cuisine | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

August 18, 2019

International Cuisine

Maris Kitchen at D Maris Bay Hotel Turkey

Down at the bay, Maris Kitchen is the hotel’s main restaurant. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, stop for a bite, enjoy a meal, and spend time on the beach. Arriving at 11 am, we started…

August 18, 2019 | Restaurants | Turkey

Nusr-Et at D Maris Bay Hotel, Turkey

Grill&BBQ | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

August 18, 2019

Grill&BBQ

Nusr-Et at D Maris Bay Hotel, Turkey

A great marketing name deserves to be experienced, especially when there is no waiting list, and no reservation needed. After dining at Nusr-Et in Istanbul several years back before the restaurant…

August 18, 2019 | Restaurants | Turkey

Traveling to Southeast Turkey? Photos of the Dalaman International Airport

Airports | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

July 24, 2019

Airports

Traveling to Southeast Turkey? Photos of the Dalaman International Airport

Dalaman Airport is an international airport and one of three serving south-west Turkey, the others being Milas-Bodrum Airport and Antalya Airport. It has two terminals. The old terminal is used…

July 24, 2019 | Travel | Turkey

Kapurcuk: Culture and Gastronomy House

News | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

July 14, 2018

News

Kapurcuk: Culture and Gastronomy House

Kapurcuk Culture and Gastronomy House is a formation that might be called a “project” that has been brought to life by the leadership of Mehmet Baysal by the Baysal Ltd.Co. Its first…

July 14, 2018 | Recommended | Turkey

Marmaris Honey House: Undrestand the History of Bees

News | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

July 14, 2018

News

Marmaris Honey House: Undrestand the History of Bees

There are some other assets Marmaris features besides tourism. One of these assets is pine honey… Turkey ranks within the first five honey producing countries in the world and it is the top…

July 14, 2018 | Travel | Turkey

Yoresel: A Traditional Restaurant in Alanya

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Turkey Middle East

Middle East

July 14, 2018

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Yoresel: A Traditional Restaurant in Alanya

Traditional Alanyan cuisine prepared with love, at Yoresel you will enjoy a homey cuisine loaded with flavors and balanced with spices and interesting local ingredients. Check out the…

July 14, 2018 | Restaurants | Turkey

Fruits And Vegetables Have Never Looked So Neat

News

July 20, 2017

News

Fruits And Vegetables Have Never Looked So Neat

The ‘Cuttemporary Art’ project, by Turkish photographer Sakir Gokcebag, will satisfy your need for neatness and order. In his Cuttemporary Art project, the photographer shows his…

July 20, 2017

The Best Dessert in 24 Countries Around the World

Desserts & Sweets

January 14, 2017

Desserts & Sweets

The Best Dessert in 24 Countries Around the World

A meal isn't complete without dessert. While that's true around the world, desserts differ from country to country. Some are light and fruity, and some are rich and chocolaty. From Japan's…

January 14, 2017 | Spotted Stories

La Boulangerie San Francisco: The Reuben Sandwich!

Recommended | San Francisco California USA Americas

California

October 17, 2016

Recommended

La Boulangerie San Francisco: The Reuben Sandwich!

La Boulangerie is a French concept in San Francisco. It is a place inspired by the old French bakeries where wood is used all over, where art pieces are no other than pictures of food, where an open…

October 17, 2016 | Restaurants | San Francisco

Hard Rock Cafe Istanbul: Loud Music, Average Food

American | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

September 07, 2016

American

Hard Rock Cafe Istanbul: Loud Music, Average Food

I miss Hard Rock Cafe so much, I miss the one in Beirut even more... Whenever I am out of town I try to visit a Hard Rock Cafe if they have one. The last one I tried was in Lisbon and I recently…

September 07, 2016 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Dragon: A Chinese Restaurant to Avoid in Istanbul!

Asian/Chinese | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

July 24, 2016

Asian/Chinese

Dragon: A Chinese Restaurant to Avoid in Istanbul!

We chose to dine at Dragon after reading positive reviews about it around the Internet. Many even placed Dragon on the top of the list as Istanbul's sole Chinese restaurant. Very pricey, I expected a…

July 24, 2016 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Swap One Food to Another - Will Help You Shed Some Weight

News

November 08, 2015

News

Swap One Food to Another - Will Help You Shed Some Weight

If you're looking to lose some weight before Christmas follow this infographic by Get Slimmer Guide which will show you 20 healthy food swaps you can make in order to cut calories from your diet.…

November 08, 2015

Subway: Why Lebanon Hasn’t Taken to Subway... I Like It

Street Food | Achrafieh Beirut Lebanon Middle East

Beirut

July 20, 2014

Street Food

Subway: Why Lebanon Hasn’t Taken to Subway... I Like It

I'm not sure why our country hasn’t taken to Subway. The restaurant’s food is fresh, fulfilling and relatively healthy, surely healthier then all other fast food ideas.   My…

July 20, 2014 | Achrafieh

Insanely Small Paintings On Food

Spotted Stories

July 01, 2014

Spotted Stories

Insanely Small Paintings On Food

Hasan Kale, an talented artist from Turkey, pushes the boundaries in art by painting the tiniest most detailed beautiful paintings. His artistic canvases include, but are not limited to, rice, onion…

July 01, 2014

The World Will Soon Have A New "Biggest" Terminal

Travel

April 22, 2014

Travel

The World Will Soon Have A New "Biggest" Terminal

Soon enough there will be a new "world's biggest terminal". Today, Dubai holds this title with Grand Terminal 3 but not for long. Turkey is working on a new one million square meters terminal…

April 22, 2014 | Airports

Disperse Flavor with Seasoning Sticks

Food Gadgets

March 18, 2014

Food Gadgets

Disperse Flavor with Seasoning Sticks

Infuse your beef, pork, poultry, lamb, and seafood with flavor from the inside out with this cool Seasoning Stick. Just fill the sticks with flavors you like - minced herbs, garlic,…

March 18, 2014

Bakeries Redefined... Zaatar W Zeit's Stand Alone in Byblos

Breakfast & Coffee | Jbeil Mount Lebanon Lebanon Middle East

Mount Lebanon

January 02, 2014

Breakfast & Coffee

Bakeries Redefined... Zaatar W Zeit's Stand Alone in Byblos

After visiting Zaatar W Zeit Zalka with my family last week, I decided to give this place another try before drawing any conclusions. As a small recap, my last experience was unacceptable.  I…

January 02, 2014 | Manakish | Jbeil

Hot Sandwiches at Paul Bakery, Val D'Europe

French | Paris France Europe

France

December 11, 2013

French

Hot Sandwiches at Paul Bakery, Val D'Europe

The third day in Paris, was a visit to Val d'Europe, the big mall and its outlet village situated 40 minutes from Paris. It was already in the afternoon and lunch choices were limited. Kitchens in…

December 11, 2013 | Restaurants | Paris

Pizza Cups: Try the Limited Edition Holidays Specials

Popular | Lebanon Middle East

Middle East

December 10, 2013

Popular

Pizza Cups: Try the Limited Edition Holidays Specials

Christmas is coming, the goose is getting fat... Oh this good old Christmas rhyme makes me smile especially  when I feel like the goose during the days that lead up to the festivities... Tasting…

December 10, 2013 | Tasty Discoveries | Lebanon

Thanksgiving Cronuts? Donuts Stuffed with Turkey

Spotted Stories

November 10, 2013

Spotted Stories

Thanksgiving Cronuts? Donuts Stuffed with Turkey

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Zuker Bakery in New York has rolled out the limited-series gourmet turkey-stuffed donuts. They look delicious... Your thoughts? The donuts will come in four…

November 10, 2013

Foodful National Flags

Spotted Stories

May 01, 2013

Spotted Stories

Foodful National Flags

I just spotted the Lebanese flag made entirely from food, pita bread, diced tomatoes and cucumber and a coriander leaf as the cedar tree. This flag is among many other creatively delicious food art…

May 01, 2013

Lurpak Mighty Meal Timer App Will Make Your Christmas Dinner a Success

News

December 05, 2012

News

Lurpak Mighty Meal Timer App Will Make Your Christmas Dinner a Success

Lurpak is celebrating the festive season with a new App to help consumers create a Christmas feast. Centered around the main meal, the new Lurpak Mighty Meal Timer App is a tool to help…

December 05, 2012

The World of Designers Hotels: Looking Forward to Missoni New Hotel in Turkey

Travel

August 27, 2012

Travel

The World of Designers Hotels: Looking Forward to Missoni New Hotel in Turkey

Hotel Missoni Belek, Antaly, set to open in 2013. Although this was announced a while back, but since the date is approaching I thought it would be nice to remind you. It might the next…

August 27, 2012

ISTANBUL: One of the Region's Richest Cities

Travel | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

July 10, 2012

Travel

ISTANBUL: One of the Region's Richest Cities

Guides from around the world: Istanbul A couple of years ago, Turkey and Lebanon signed an agreement allowing both populations to visit their neighbors without the need of visa. That opened a lot…

July 10, 2012 | Istanbul

Ali Baba Local Cuisine in Istanbul's Bazar

Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

June 14, 2012

Lebanese/Middle Eastern

Ali Baba Local Cuisine in Istanbul's Bazar

Ali Baba is not one of those well known restaurants around the Turkish city, or not a place you would find review about, but it is one of those place I would highly recommend you try when visiting…

June 14, 2012 | Reviews | Istanbul

Saray Muhallebecisi Restaurant, Istanbul

International Cuisine | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

May 23, 2012

International Cuisine

Saray Muhallebecisi Restaurant, Istanbul

If  today is going to be a long day in Istanbul, then what better way to start the day than at Saray, with its delicious honey and cream, fresh bread and a hot cup of tea, a bowl of their…

May 23, 2012 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Enstitu, Istanbul Culinary Institute

International Cuisine | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

May 22, 2012

International Cuisine

Enstitu, Istanbul Culinary Institute

"All meals are prepared by chef school students under the supervision of professional chefs..."       I wanted to try Ensitu, simply for the name. I have not read any review…

May 22, 2012 | Lebanese/Middle Eastern | Istanbul

Wagamama, The International Japanese Cantine

Japanese & Sushi | Istanbul Turkey Middle East

Turkey

May 21, 2012

Japanese & Sushi

Wagamama, The International Japanese Cantine

I have been introduced to Wagamama from my new friends who love this contemporary Japanese cantina. As I like to try the Armani's around the globe, for them the Wagamama is their…

May 21, 2012 | Restaurants | Istanbul

Top 10 Most Healthy Foods for Strong Teeth

News

April 12, 2012

News

Top 10 Most Healthy Foods for Strong Teeth

We eat and we think that food affects our teeth badly. And we are right. But, are there any foods that help keeping our teeth healthy? Is there anything that not only keeps but makes our teeth look…

April 12, 2012

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