Before we proceed, it’s important to clarify that this Tumblr is not just photos of people eating Turkey. Eating Turkey is a sprawling display of Turkish cuisine, with snapshots of Turkish breakfast staples, late-night pilaf carts, and early morning farmers markets.

The blog is run by food and travel writer Robyn Eckhardt and seasoned photographer David Hagerman. Together, the superduo have contributed to New York TimesSaveurFood & WineAfar, and SBS Feast, among a multitude of other food, drink, and travel publications. They are based in Southeast Asia and spend at least five months each year in Turkey. In a blogosphere that is fettered with abroad college students’ wide-eyed travel blogs and amateur food photos, Eating Turkey sets itself apart with immaculate coverage of foreign culture and cuisine.

Click through the gallery above for a look at Eckhardt and Hagerman’s notes and images from Istanbul and beyond.  

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