I went on the most amazing trip this summer. I sailed around Fomentera, the private island of Esmerelda and Ibiza, Spain.
I was with the sweetest family and 7 great Turkish staff along with a chef all on a 109 foot sail boat. We woke up each morning and sluggishly lifted ourselves out of the main cabin, onto the top deck and were awoken with beautiful displays of huge plates of fruit (kiwi, melon, strawberries, mango).
|Breakfast Fruit Platter|
We dined over 3 courses while the sun was setting over the sea. Pretty much all I have to say is- was an incredible trip.
The chef and staff were Turkish and as I am in LOVE with Turkish food and the country (Turkish cuisine is largely based on traditions which date back to the Ottoman empire and Ottman cuisine. It is a fusion between Central Asia the Middle East and Balkan cuisines). I asked our chef one sleepy morning to teach me how to make a Turkish pizza and the recipe he taught me is below.
Turkish pizza is covered with minced lamb which is not something we are used to in the Western world. It has a great deal of flavor, spice and is bright and fresh. It's a common snack in Turkey (along with Turkish gozleme bread which I also adore or Sa Boregi and it is delicious with just a squeeze of lemon and eaten plain or rolled up in a leaf of lettuce with a slice of tomato (or you can always just cut it into wedges and serve them as a little quick snack). Sounds good, no? If you haven't ever tried it you should.
|The Resting and Rising Dough|
The boat I was on is actually available for hire and 1 week on it is like a dream. Check it out here. http://www.charterworld.com/index.html?sub=yacht-charter&charter=syofelia-5664
|Beautiful Table Setting|
|Sunset fishing with the Captain|
|Private Island of Esmeralda, Spain|
|Bright Salad with huge chunks of Feta, Julienned Beets, Gem Lettuce and Corn|
|Lavash with sesame seeds, served warm.|