Cooking with Offals #1: Beef Heart

I know that there is a noticeable bias against eating offals. It is mostly either for health or hygiene reasons or its taste simply doesn’t match with your taste buds. I like to consider myself an adventurous eater and I will taste anything at least once. Additional to tasting, I also like to be adventurous in the kitchen by using risky ingredients and make them taste good even for the picky eaters. Anything that is cooked well mightContinue reading “Cooking with Offals #1: Beef Heart”

Flavor Infusions and Baking with Brown Butter: Coffee Infused Brown Butter Cookies

Baking is all about science.  This could be good or bad news for you. Both in professional and home kitchens, people usually enjoy either baking or cooking. I believe the reason for this can be simply explained with our characters. People who are more carefree likes cooking more because cooking can be spontaneous; it doesn’t have to require precise measurements and techniques and if you make a mistake on the way, there is usually a way to fixContinue reading “Flavor Infusions and Baking with Brown Butter: Coffee Infused Brown Butter Cookies”

Poached Pears in Hibiscus Syrup& Kaymak Cream

Today might have been the warmest day whole summer in Istanbul and I am not much of a summer person. When the weather is so hot and humid like today, I feel so hard to find the strength to stay productive. But today I meant to change this by making something sweet treating my sweet-tooth. Like they say; Food is the mood and good food might change your mood! I have always appreciated a good dessert but IContinue reading “Poached Pears in Hibiscus Syrup& Kaymak Cream”

Gnocchi and other dumplings

I don’t know if you are one of those people who eat healthy except for one “cheat day”, but I am certainly not one of them. Don’t get me wrong, I do take nutrition serious and I actually try to balance my diet most of the time. But being positive and thinking that I still have a few more good years to eat irresponsibly; I like to include a few “cheat days” in my week. Speaking of irresponsibleContinue reading “Gnocchi and other dumplings”

About Ays

Hi! I am a 25 years old gastronomy enthusiast based in Istanbul. I was graduated from Le Cordon Bleu Istanbul in the year of 2018 and I have been cooking professionally ever since. I love cooking, eating and talking about food. I will be sharing my food experiences, recipes and stories on this blog.


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