The Carton is a wonderfully unique and eclectic independent publication exploring the culture of the Middle East through food. Each page is a beautiful portrayal of recipes and stories that weave culinary traditions of the region. To learn more about The Carton browse on to http://www.artandthensome.com.
The latest issue of The Carton covers the concept of “asrouniyeh” or afternoon food culture of different regions in the Middle East.All across the Middle East are different versions of “afternoon tea” involving unique dishes and refreshments. I was given the opportunity to explore the Turkish experience based on a lovely summer spent with family in Antalya. Turkish afternoon tea will usually involve a savory pastry known as borek that is usually filled with spinach and cheese or meat. Alongside the borek will always be traditional Turkish tea and lokum (also known as Turkish delight). I wrote a memoir of that summer and the food that brought us all together during those afternoons. I also prepared, styled and photographed my own version of the Turkish afternoon meal inspired by my travels.
I have uploaded my piece here (I promise to upload a more readable version soon)
I just wanted to share a few of my favorite shots I had prepared and photographed for the piece: