Does BBQ Connect? From Argentina and Australia to South Africa and Turkey: Connecting with BBQ

The love of Grilling Meat, Barbecue (BBQ), is a world-wide phenomenon transcending regionalities, cultures, race, and religion. Think Barbie, Braai and Asado to Gogi-Gui and Mangal: It’s all BBQ to me! This is what I mean by Bridging the Gap. Our universal love of grilling-barbecuing meat- as a bridge: Making the politically-motivated divides and gaps […]

“Levissi”: A Mysterious Ghost Town & the Sorrowful Story of Kayakoy

The infamous conclusion of the Greco-Turkish War in 1923. A decision, mutually made by two governments, costing tens of thousands their roots, their culture, their home. A decision not based on the consent of the governed, but a handful who governed. As humans we all treasure our roots, our birthplaces, our communities- those we live […]

From Quesadilla & Crepe to Gozleme: The Art of Turkish Stuffed Pastry

Sibel Edmonds introduces the art of making Turkish filled pastry- Gozleme. Mexicans with their awesome quesadilla, French with their delicately filled crepes, Arabs, Greeks and Serbs with their Boreks, can all relate to this fast and easy-to-make, affordable and delicious Turkish delicacy. We are bridging the gap with Gozleme!

Decoding the Art of Drinking Lion’s Milk- from Raki & Ouzo to Arak!

Sibel Edmonds introduces Turkey’s National Drink-Raki (aka Lion’s Milk!), and explains its similarities to Ouzo and Arak. From the right way of preparing and drinking this potent beverage to what type of mezes (tapas) to pair it up with for the ultimate experience: Decoding Raki! Come and join Sibel Edmonds in bridging the gap with […]

The Ultimate Meyhane Dining: You Say Tapas, I Say Meze, They Say Dim Sum, We Say Antipasto!

Sibel Edmonds decodes the art of meze and traditional Meyhane dining, and provides you with everything you need and want to know about Meze, Meyhane Dining, Raki, Ouzo, Turkish food and much more! Come and join Sibel Edmonds in bridging the gap with our universal love of food and dining rituals!

Turkey’s Kayakoy- “Levissi”- A Mysterious Ghost Town & A Sorrowful Story of Forced Migration

A somber highlight from my coming series: Bridge the Gap with Sibel Edmonds, Season One: The infamous conclusion of the Greco-Turkish War in 1923. A decision, mutually made by two governments, costing tens of thousands their roots, their culture, their home. A decision not based on the consent of the governed, but a handful who […]

A Real Turkish Meyhane Experience: Connecting with Delicious Meze, Rakı & Dialogue!

Only one week to Bridge the Gap with Sibel Edmonds- Season One! And here is another highlight from one of my coming episodes: Turkish Meyhanes, similar to Greek Ouzeries and Spain’s Tapa houses, are where people go to have many varieties of cold and hot mezes, drink Turkey’s national alcoholic beverage, Rakı (very similar to […]

Tango Fever a La Turkey: Dance- A Universal Language & A Bridge

Another highlight from my coming series: Bridge the Gap with Sibel Edmonds, Season One: Tango movement connecting people in Turkey, not only to those in Argentina, but to people in China, Ukraine, Italy, Russia, Lebanon … countries all around the world! My coming series encompasses not only politics and philosophy, but also history, culture, dance, […]

Blue Crab Feast Among Ancient Tombs & Caretta Turtles in Dalyan, Turkey

A brief highlight from one of my coming episodes: Bridge the Gap with Sibel Edmonds, Season One. My series encompasses not only politics and philosophy, but also history, culture, food, travel, music and much more. I’ll be sharing with you all things that connect and bind us to each other- no matter what the race, […]