Hello friends! Welcome to Give Recipe. I am Zerrin. While I am the recipe creator and the author behind this blog, my husband Yusuf does all the photography and styling. We live with our 3-year old son Gokturk.
We started Give Recipe back in 2009 without knowing much about cooking or blogging. We were newly married and neither of us knew how to cook. I would call my mother everyday to ask her how to make a certain dish and write down the recipes on small note cards just to loose them later. One day as I was searching for one of my recipe cards, Yusuf suggested that we should start a website and keep them all in one place. I thought it was a fantastic idea as I was already a fan of a few bloggers and loved reading food blogs. We also thought that this could be a great opportunity to introduce some of our favorite Turkish recipes to the world. Therefore, with the hope of being able to reach out to more people, we decided that it would be better to write this blog in English. Throughout the years, we made so many friendships with people from all over the world and enjoyed being a part of the blogosphere.
About Our Recipes:
When we first started this blog, we were mostly cooking and sharing recipes from the Turkish cuisine. However, over the years we realized that we didn’t want to limit ourselves to only Turkish food, because as we spent more time in the kitchen, we found ourselves being curious of other cuisines as well. It was a natural progression from there to learn and share the recipes that we enjoyed the most. Along the way, after finding out that our son had intolerance towards various animal products including beef, dairy and eggs, we started experimenting in vegan cooking and baking as well. Even though he no longer has that problem, the experience we gained from that time made us appreciate the value of cooking wholesome and healthy dishes for our family.
As a result, today, Give Recipe has over 800 recipes ranging from Turkish Cuisine classics including Menemen(Turkish style eggs with tomatoes and peppers) and Turkish Spicy Ezme Salad to some of the most loved American dishes like Chocolate Zucchini Bread and Double Chocolate Pancakes. Our hope here is that you would find our website to be a valuable resource that will ease your life in the kitchen and offer you a variety of healthy and easy-to-make options.
Here are a few reader favorites to get you started. These are our most shared, pinned and commented recipes that have stood the test of time:
About the photos:
As I mentioned earlier, in addition to being the official taste tester, Yusuf is the photographer, stylist, editor, and the videographer behind this website. As he photographs and styles our recipes, he strives to stay true to the food to give you a visual that will help you with making a decision.
He is also responsible for the technical aspects of this blog and maintains our social media accounts.
However, if you were to ask him, he would be quick to tell you that his favorite part of all is to eat the food. He would also let you know that he refuses to do anything with an empty stomach.
As self-proclaimed foodies, nothing makes us happier than cooking and sharing our food. We believe that good food brings people together and makes them happy. We aim to provide you with delicious, easy-to-make, (mostly) healthy, and homemade dishes from our kitchen and hope that you like them as much we do. If you try our recipes, please reach out and let us know how it turned out either with a quick e-mail, a short comment, or even through social media.
We are so glad that you stopped by. If you want to follow along with us and want to find out what we are doing on a daily basis, you can find us on on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram , Twitter and Youtube
You can reach us at zerringiverecipe[at]gmail[dot]com