The Grand Bazaar, The Blue Mosque and Turkish Ceramics

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Learning about Turkish Ceramics: the Influence of Iznik & a Visit to Avanos A Trip to the Grand Bazaar As you travel around Turkey you will see beautiful ceramics- in shops, in restaurants, as ceramic tiles on floors, walls and in bathrooms. The colors and patterns are varied and there is something for every purpose and everyone’s tastes. I would venture to guess many people return home with some piece of Turkish ceramics (or a Turkish rug). However there is … Read More

Italy- Expo Milano 2015

We are headed to the Expo Milano 2015, the latest Universal Exhibition, once known as the World’s Fair. It runs 1 May- 31 October 2015. We are publishing a guide to the expo and a whole series of posts about other food related things to do in Northern Italy. More information about the Milan EXPO and what to do after the EXPO can be found in our later post, which is now live.   If you would like to receive … Read More

10 Things to Know Before You Visit Turkey

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Hoşgeldiniz (Welcome) to Turkey, or Anatolia, as it is known to the locals. We have a lot of content on Compass & Fork about Turkey, including some great recipes. To help get you started, here are 10 things to know before you visit Turkey. All very helpful if you are planning to visit Turkey: So 10 Things to Know Before You Visit Turkey 1. Great Coastline (and you can Ski too) Turkey is a country of breathtaking beauty and diversity. … Read More

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