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MOUTHWATERING, massive, moist, marvellous…dried Turkish Figs are what I got at a shop in the Nisantasi district of intriguing ISTANBUL when I was there recently. I was staying in a beautiful suite in the opulent Park Hyatt Istanbul nearby. The Park Hyatt Istanbul is where the Sultan of Brunei stays when he is in Istanbul, the city on TWO continents. The Sultan of Brunei has very good taste…At Guven Kuruyemis, I bought 600g of these beautiful figs and I am savoring them now, morsel by delicious morsel…tender, sweet, velvety, slighty sticky on the palate…heavenly…Ich liebe es!
As a renowned Travel, Food & Wine Writer he has travelled the world in a keen & indomitable pursuit of exotic delicacies & fine wines. His articles have been published in over 20 prestigious publications, both local & international. Dr. Lim has toured and trained in Wine Evaluation & Oenology in most of the world's top wine producing areas from France to Australia. The Travelling Gourmet says, "Gastronomy has no frontier. These are the gastronomic voyages of The Travelling Gourmet. My unending mission. To explore strange new cuisines, to seek out new wines and new culinary experiences, to boldly go where no gourmet has gone before...." Have pen, will travel. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopy, recording, or any other information storage & retrieval system, without permission from Dr. Michael Lim The Travelling Gourmet and/or MSN. Material may be works of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents may be true but may also be products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance whatsoever to actual person or persons, either dead or living, events, or locales may be entirely and purely coincidental and unintentional. No part of this website may be used to villify others or for criminal purposes.
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