Oh and the injustice of Greece, the economic basket case of Europe, part of Europe nonetheless, with euros, Schengen passports, funding, grants and all the advantages that go along with being a member of the EU. You can hear Turkey fume: we’ve been good, we are taking in refugees from all the wars, we aren’t about to sink the entirety of the Eurozone with our reckless economics, rather we have one of the fastest growing economies. Turkey is Europe’s buffer zone, our ‘airbag’ against the zealous hordes, at least for now.
Pandeli is a cerulean-tiled restaurant located on top of the Spice Market. I didn’t eat there, just visited while they were boiling platters of almonds in preparation for the lunch. But I’ve been told that it’s the place for a traditional family meal, both economical and with a great location.
Traditional meze with lots of vegetarian options:
Bulbs and seeds: