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Jan 14

Fauna: Let Them Eat Pasta

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Tuna at work in Fauna -- photo by Yigal Schleifer
Editor’s note: Sadly, Fauna was recently forced to close after losing its lease. The owner/chef is looking for a new space. We will update this writeup as soon as we know more.

Visitors to Turkey beware: in Turkish, the word “pasta” means cake or pastry. Go into a place advertising “pasta” in search of a plate of fettuccine alfredo and you are more likely to end up with a flouncy Black Forest cake.

But the truth is, when it comes to pasta in Istanbul, we tend to stick to the cake variety. For sure, Italian restaurants exist. We just haven’t found that simple, homey kind of place that hits the spot when you’re looking for noodles, Italian-style.

That is, until recently. Continue…

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Fıccın: The Caucasian Sensation
4 responses - Posted 04.01.09
According to our Turkish-English dictionary, the word "Çerkez" means "Circassian," but in our book it is synonymous with "delicious." As evidence, look no further than Fıccın, a friendly restaurant serving the unique cuisine of the mountains of the Caucasus. Many Turks trace their roots to this culinary Xanadu, including the folks ...continue

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