Today our magic carpet takes us to the home of Gulay in Turkey.
"My name is Gulay. I am a reader of your blog, which I love very much, from Istanbul, Turkey. When I saw your "You, me and the kithcen sink" series, I wanted to send some photos of my own kitchen as well.
As I was looking at the pictures that were sent to you earlier, I noticed that all those women from around the world have approached their kitchens with care and love. For all of us, no matter if we are Turkish, American, Australian etc.., our families are very important, and cooking for them is one of our biggest pleasures. Seeing them gathered around a dinner table and eating with joy is pure happiness. For this same reason, the kitchen, where all this joy and happiness is born, is one of my favorite spots in my house.
I have recently retired from my position as a private bank director. I have two daughters, one of whom got married last year. She is also working in a bank. My other daughter is a shipbroker and lives in Athens, Greece. She got engaged with her Greek boyfriend only last week.
The two large families came together in Istanbul and we cooked in this kitchen for all of us. Greek and Turkish foods..it was amazing. Then, we sat down at this little kitchen table with my son-in-law's mother and had coffee, watching these pink flowers. As two mothers from two different cultures, we wished for happiness for our children, sitting at the same table, looking at the same flowers.
With love to all women and mothers."
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