Shane Delia's Spice Journey Turkey

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FROM THURSDAY 31 JULY, SBS ONE
In the second stage of Shane’s odyssey through the Middle East, he travels to exotic and mysterious Turkey. As well as exploring the historical and cultural foundations of this colourful country, he experiences the legacy of the Byzantine and Ottoman Empires and then creates a contemporary twist on those Turkish flavours.
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Fethiye: Land Of Plenty - Shane visits one of Turkey’s most fertile...
00:25:54
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Bodrum Peninsula: Turkish Delights from the Deep - Shane heads off to...
00:24:08

The Spice Journey continues...

Catch Shane Delia on his next big food adventure in Turkey. Begins 7:30pm July 31, on SBS ONE.

From Malta to Lebanon, then on to Iran, Shane Delia's Spice Journey explores ancient Middle Eastern food traditions. The Maltese-born chef takes his inspiration from...

About the show

Series Two of Shane Delia’s Spice Journey takes him to exotic Turkey. It’s here he searches for the historical and cultural foundations of his contemporary take...
Shane Delia gets a quick lesson in preparing cuttlefish for a traditional Turkish mezze dish.
Shane Delia's following his nose to exotic Turkey. It’s here he searches for the historical and cultural foundations of his contemporary take on Middle Eastern...
Check in weekly for Shane's travel diaries, in which he shares behind-the-scenes antics, and what didn't quite make it into the show.

Shane Delia's Spice Journey Turkey Recipes

I’d always wanted to learn how to make these Turkish dumplings, so I was rapt when I got to learn it from a group of women in Cappadocia who had been making them...
I love the fact that in many parts of Turkey, this braised lamb shank dish is still made the traditional way – with a handmade clay pot, a tandoor oven and a hole...
This would have to be where Campbell’s stole the idea for packet soup! Tarhana is a type of dried Turkish pasta made from cracked wheat and fermented milk or...
I love the way the ladies I met made sucuk pekmez. Thickening the molasses with semolina made me think about what other fruits or vegetables I could use the same...
This fava puree recipe is exactly like the one I tried in Turkey. I’ve just added a touch of truffle oil to give it a lift. I swear this is the best dip you’ll...
I know pork crackling isn’t really Turkish, but this combo was inspired by my visit to Turkey and it is such a cracking entree that it will be on the Maha menu...
Everywhere I went, Turkey was full of surprises and I had no doubt I’d find a few more Fethiya. Sure the place was heaving with English tourists, but I also found...
If you can’t find wild boar for this recipe, lamb or veal is a good substitute. Don’t forget to keep the base of the dish really moist – the pastry soaks up all...
All the side streets in Turkey were filled with wild blackberry bushes and a herb I didn’t expect to find – rosemary – which grows all over the Aegean coast. The...
For me, this dish encapsulates the all the flavours of the Agean. When eating it, make sure you spread the salt and vinegar jelly over the salmon as it really...
Sucuk on its own can be overpowering so it’s great to pair it with something sweet. I found candied immature walnuts in the Egyptian Bazaar and thought it would...
To be honest, the lamb and melon dish I had in Asitane wasn’t really something that I’d cook in my own restaurant, but I love the sweetness of the melon with the...
The dessert we had in Mikla was so good, I wanted to create my own around the kaymak ice-cream. Kaymak is a Turkish version of clotted cream, but you can use...
I didn’t expect to find seaweed used in Turkish cooking but when I heard that it grows all around the Turkish coast, it made perfect sense. It made me think of...
This sweet dish has to be one of the best things I ate throughout all my travels in Turkey. It was so cold in the Trabzon mountains that all I wanted to do was...
There’s a mussel dish on the menu everywhere you go in Istanbul. Two of the best we experienced were fried mussels on a stick and stuffed mussels with rice. This...
This tart was inspired by the ingredients and surroundings of my time in Ordu, especially the beautiful sweet little hazelnuts I saw everywhere. The caramelised...
This peasant soup was taught to me by an old lady who has been cooking it for longer than I’ve been alive. Packed full of white beans, corn and black cabbage, it...
Some people find sardines overpowering in flavour, but this cornbread crumb really mellows them out. Even if you’re not a sardine eater, you’ll love this dish....
I discovered this dish in Mardin, in south eastern Turkey, after the cameras had been switched off, so we didn’t get film it but it was so good and simple I just...
These is the perfect snack to share with friends and a few beers. Once you’ve got the dough sorted, you can pretty much fill it with anything you like. If...
All throughout Turkey I found flowers growing wild and, in Bodrum, I knew just what to do with them. These moreish scallop and rice-stuffed zucchini flowers are...
This is a great dish to share with the family for breakfast or a light dinner – just serve with a bowl of yoghurt and some crusty bread and let everyone dig in....
The secret to making these spicy sausage and feta stuffed pastries is to brush a mixture of water, oil and a little bit of salt over the top before baking. This...
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