The Spice Journey continues...

In season 2, Shane Delia uncovers the heart and soul of Turkish cuisine. Scroll through Shane's recipes to find out more about Turkish food.

Follow Shane's Turkish food adventure

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...

Byzantine dreams

Season 2 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 on...
When Melbourne chef Shane Delia travelled to Turkey to film his second Spice Journey series for SBS, he expected to discover the country’s culture and traditional...
You’d be hard-pressed to find a chef who's more committed to the idea of ‘hospitality’ than Shane Delia. Let Shane take you on a culinary pilgrimage to explore...

Episode guide

Find out where Shane travels in his latest spice journey through Morocco and southern Spain.

Shane Delia's Spice Journey Turkey Recipes

You can’t beat a toastie – no matter what part of the world you’re from. Especially when it’s filled with truffle fava and crayfish! They’re a great way to use up...
What makes Turkish baklava so good is that the first layer of pastry is spread with kaymak, a thick rich cream that adds a buttery silkiness. I would never try to...
For me, this dish sums up the Black Sea region of Turkey. Ordu prides itself on being the biggest producer of hazelnuts in the world and the biggest producer of...
This is a really interesting dish. It’s like a rice pilaf pie held together by sardine fillets instead of pastry. All it requires is a little patience when...
I discovered this dish in Mardin, in south eastern Turkey, after the cameras had been switched off, so we didn’t get to film it, but it was so good and simple I...
Hailing from the Gaziantep region of Turkey, this traditional grilled lamb kebab with smoky eggplant yoghurt is hard to improve on – I’ve just added a few...
I’ve eaten so many versions of these stuffed burghul dumplings in different parts of the world and everyone claims it as their own, but the ones we had in Mardin...
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...