Lean Pogača

Posna Pogača is a white bread that is eaten in the Balkans, Hungary, Turkey and Greece. The bread is called slightly differently in the different countries (Pogača, Pogacha, Pogácsa, Pošaça, Pogaçe). The bread can eitherContinue reading " Posna Pogača"

Šopska salad

Šopska salad is a delicious salad, served in Bulgaria, Turkey, the Caucasus, Russia and the Balkans. They use a goat cheese called siren, but I haven't found it in anyContinue reading " Šopska salad"

Börek (banitsa) with lamb mince

Börek (banitsa) with lamb mince may look good, but just wait until you taste it. Spicy lamb filling with pine nuts and sultanas (possibly raisins) rolled in layers Continue reading "Börek (banitsa) with lamb dough"

Lamb dough kebab

Lamb dough kebabs are more than what you can buy in Norwegian street kitchens. Try making it yourself and get a completely different experience. It's not a lot of work and Continue reading "Lamb dough kebab"

Pita – pide – pitka – pitta – pyada – lepinje – aish baladi

Pita is a flat bread, which is widely used in the Middle East and the countries of the eastern part of the Mediterranean. It is called pitta or pide in Turkey, pitka in Bulgaria, pitta inContinue reading " Pita – pide – pitka – pitta – pyada – lepinje – aish baladi"

Homemade pita kebab - healthier and better

Homemade kebabs in pita are healthier and better, so I make the kebabs myself. The big difference from the one you buy in a fast food restaurant is that mine contains clean meat and Continue reading "Homemade kebab in pita - healthier and better"

Olive bread with herbs and sun-dried tomatoes

Olive bread tastes good for e.g. soup or as part of a tapas meal. This recipe yields 4 juicy olive breads 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped 1 red onion, finely chopped 2 small glasses of black olives Continue reading "Olive bread with herbs and sun-dried tomatoes"


Pilaf is a delicious accompaniment to many kinds of dishes. You can make it vegetarian by using vegetable stock instead of chicken stock. 1 onion, finely chopped 1 tablespoon butter 350 g long grain Continue reading "Pilafris"


Basturma also called pastirma, pastarma, pastourma, basdirma and basterma is a delicious piece of cured meat from Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, North Macedonia, Turkey, My youngest son and Continue reading "Basturma"

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