Izmir-Mustafa’s Summer House

Imagine a summer house located next to the sea, it has a wrap-around porch where you can eat meals in the warm, still air and a garden surrounding the entire house, with peaches, tomatoes and leafy greens in the backyard and olives, cherries and strawberries in the front yard, that find their way into every meal. This is what Mustafa’s parents get to experience every summer since they retired. I’ve convinced myself that when I’m going to retire I will reside here and learn how to cook irresistible Turkish dishes with the ingredients from my garden.