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

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!
    Viviane@Taste-Buds´s last blog post ..Potluck Fatayer

  • 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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