My Article on Gaziantep, Turkey in the(sydney)magazine

Gaziantep Article, The Food Blog

Yesterday’s Sydney Morning Herald included this month’s copy of the(sydney)magazine, and I’m extremely excited to see my own contribution in there. The article is a short story on a trip I took to Gaziantep, a city in south-eastern Anatolia in Turkey. I talk of my journey through the city streets in search of kebabs and pistachio desserts, and the interesting encounters I had during my brief stay there. Click on the image above to have a read and let me know what you think.


  • The article brings out your storytelling technique, although I am not a fan of liver and loins, I certainly am interested in trying the desserts!

  • Loved this evocative story Fouad! Wish I had been there with you.

  • […] Best meal you’ve ever had while travelling?: We ran out of water once while hiking in NSW and were severely dehydrated. We kept going by sharing a boiled cup of a moss-green brew we coerced out of a stagnant puddle. During the night it rained. We woke up the next morning and the water had gathered on the sides of our tent. We regressed to a primal state, drinking off the ground while on all fours. Nothing has ever tasted sweeter than that rainwater. But I guess that isn’t really a meal, is it? On my most recent trip to Turkey, we ended up in Gaziantep, a city in southeastern Anatolia, where we had brilliant pistachio kebabs with smoked eggplants, yoghurt and burnt butter, followed by a dessert of charcoal-baked burmali kadayif (kataifi pastry wrapped around pistachios) – that’s been the most memorable so far. I wrote a story about that for the(sydney)magazine recently. Here’s a link. […]

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