Friday, February 29, 2008

Istanbul Foods

After writing about Elif Shafak's novel The Bastard of Istanbul earlier today, I looked over some of my photos of the extremely vivid food stalls in the spice market of Istanbul.





3 comments:

Jen of A2eatwrite said...

These pictures are amazing. I also liked your book review.

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

There's nothing more indicative of the spirit of a culture than its food markets!

Mae Travels said...

Thanks, Jen. The book is really worth reading.

Lydia -- I completely agree, and I love exotic markets such as Istanbul and Jerusalem. But in fact, even the mom-and-pop food marts and big-time supermarkets in foreign countries are fun to walk through. ... Mae