A Cosmopolitan Restaurant for New Yorkers: Pera Midtown

This article is one of the six profiles I have written about Turkish restaurant owners in New York and London. All of these articles came together for my senior thesis which looked at how food eaten in a particular culture is influenced by nationality, geography and politics. Food grounds people in a culture, and in a foreign country that is one of the few ways you can feel closer to home. I also made a short documentary that you can watch here.

Photo courtesy of Burak Karaçam. From right to left, Sezai Çelikbaş, his wife Gülhanim Çelikbaş and Burak Karaçam.

Istanbulite in New York. Journalist-ish. Passionate about food, drink, politics, culture and nightlife. Anthony Bourdain #1 Fan. https://www.yasminsblog.com/