Eddie Pektuzun, Real Turkish Delight owner.

Ediz Pektuzun stirs up memories of Turkey at Real Turkish Delight

There are only a handful of Turkish delight brands out there; the most recognisable to many Australian households is packaged up in a white box labelled ‘Turkish Delight’, and bordered with a red and golden Turkish motif. The Pektuzun family have been the ones behind the business since they started, Real Turkish Delight or RT Delight, in 1974 producing these boxes of lokum, Turkish delight, … Continue reading Ediz Pektuzun stirs up memories of Turkey at Real Turkish Delight

Fevzi Ozdemeir holds onto Elif Market for the good memories

On initial appearance, Elif Market International Delicatessen appears like any other small business that sells cigarettes and chewing gums. But walking further into the narrow shop, on one side, behind the glass displays are a selection of cheese and cold meats ready to be sliced and sold by the kilo. On the other side, shelves are neatly stacked, mainly with imported food products from Turkey, … Continue reading Fevzi Ozdemeir holds onto Elif Market for the good memories

Moving forward: Benay Aykin prevails old traditions

Born and bred as a Turkish-Australian who grew up in Auburn, Benay Aykin’s one mission in her job as a Flavours of Auburn cultural walking food tour guide is to help diffuse any negative impressions Sydneysiders have about the city’s very own little Turkish community. “I want to help bring people closer together, by letting others know that they shouldn’t be too scared to step … Continue reading Moving forward: Benay Aykin prevails old traditions

Around the world: Turkish

Turkish cuisine is commonly referred to as the food of the Ottoman Empire, which succeeded much of the Middle East and North Africa between the 12th to 19th Century. It is often confused for Lebanese cuisine but there are some clear distinctions between the two. The Turkish love grilling their food, particularly over charcoal, whether it’s skewered meats, chilli, or tomatoes. They also borrow inspiration … Continue reading Around the world: Turkish