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explorations of
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ingredient availability
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Sinop, Turkey
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Virtual Chef : Black Sea

For the second edition of Sinopale, Virtual Chef was located in a small tea house in Sinop. On the very edge of Turkey, we connected with other cities on the Black Sea coast. Live with Natalia in Odessa, Ukraine we cooked 'Odessa Mama', a stuffed pepper appetizer. With a recipe from a small coastal village in Russia, we made 'Vareniki z Tvorogom', a small boiled pastry filled with berries, cheese and other fruits.

All ingredients were bought fresh from the local open-market, nearby shops with a special stop at the ‘Japon Pazari’ for some kitchen supplies.

Chat: with Natalia in Odessa

Recipe: Odessa Mama

Recipe: Vareniki z Tvorogom

The Story: notes from Julie

a collaboration of Julie Upmeyer, Ina Stockem

included as part of Sinopale, the 2nd International Sinop Bienale

Sinop, Turkey
Ingredient Gathering in Sinop, Turkey
Cooking at the Tea House in Sinop, Turkey