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Food & Drink

My Last Meal: A fine mezze

— Istanbul


Turkish photographer Ara Güler has always found eating a bit of a distraction but he found time to sit down for a meal with Monocle.

Photography, Seafood, Travel

“The idea of having a last meal makes me think of Leonardo da Vinci’s Last Supper. I would love to have my final feast with him and (why not?) Jesus Christ too. Just like me, Jesus was a fan of fish and was also a fisherman – a very important job here in Turkey. I chose to come to Kiyi because the owner is an old friend of mine. He’s an amateur photographer and he appreciates my work, some of which is hanging on the walls. I always stopped here on my way to taking pictures along the Bosphorus.

A dish that I can’t miss when I come here is the lentil…


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