Welcome to my website! I’m Zerrin Gunaydin , a Turkish woman living in Eskişehir/Turkey and working as a teacher. I feel happy when I cook something to my family and friends. It’s a pleasure of me to watch people with their smile on their face while eating.
I certainly believe that there is a strong connection between people’s eating style and their characters. People who like eating and eat heartily are social, have no difficulty in communicating with others, cheerful, humorous and positive. But people who eat only to live just as a duty, and don’t see the miracle in each food are generally pessimistic and introverted. (Please do not get angry with me if you are that kind, this is just my observation.)
Here I’ll try to inform you about Turkish cuisine, which has a very large repertoire with its various kind of dishes. You will witness my culinary experience through this blog. I was planning to post only Turkish recipes, but I always love to learn about other cuisines too, so I’ve decided to develop recipes inspired by foods all around the world.In this way, maybe I can succeed in changing the view of those pessimist people about food and contribute some more joy to positive people with my recipes.
All the recipes on this blog are tested and loved by me, my family and friends, so you can trust on this. No food is wasted here and whatever you see in the pictures are eaten by us with people close to us.
Most women see each other as competitors and they don’t want to share their cooking experience. When they give a recipe to someone (some, even to their daughters), they hide a piece of secret to themselves. I don’t know if there are such women in other cultures.
Be sure that I’m not that kind beause I feel that you can multiply your hapiness by sharing. So I decided to share my recipes with everyone. I hope you will enjoy my website and recipes. It will be my pleasure to respond your questions and comments.
You might realize the difference in the photography on GiveRecipe starting from the beginning of the year 2013, so let me share a secret with you! My husband Yusuf is the guy behind these lovely pictures from then on. He is obviously more successful than me since he knows technically a lot more, so I must thank him here!
He even helps me with food styling and having the right composition. He says he must have a full stomach when shooting, otherwise he might dig in before taking pictures. You know it takes some time to get prepared and shoot, so he’s quite right. So we first have our meals and then start working. And our favorite part is to enjoy the food as soon as he finishes shooting!
We became three in May 2013 and our life has become more colorful with our precious son Göktürk. He is such a humorous kid that he can turn anything into a game. He’s so curious and his favorite place at home is the kitchen. He loves to play with pans and pots including their lids. He can play with these for hours unless someone shows something better, well, something like whisking eggs, grating carrots or removing the clean dishes from the dishwasher –one of his favorites. Can’t wait to cook or bake something with him one day!
You can reach me at zerringiverecipe[at]gmail[dot]com