Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #16 – Eating in Kutahya

Original playout date: 29 March 2008
Duration: 5:33

Scenes from two fine meals, incorporating perfect Turkish hospitality, fine food, fine ceramic and football with Fenerbahce.

Black carrot juice with spices – a fine drink they should sell over here too. It sounds like I am saying “blackcurrant juice” but it is actually black carrots. Checking this out, I note that what this is is not a separate species, just the purple form which is actually the way they looked as they came into Europe in the tenth Century AD, along the silk road, while the orange version we know and love was only emerging in Afghanistan at around that time, and arrived some time later.

Carrots are one vegetable with quite interesting comparative etymologies, having clumps of similar words for them in similar languages, but these don’t really resemble one another. I hope to enlarge on that one day in a series of etymological articles.

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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #15 – Looking at Porcelain

Original playout date: 19 March 2008
Duration: 14:19

We went to Kutahya, the porcelain centre of Turkey to buy a business, and on the way I talk a bit about busines books and how they tend to be too positive and upbeat.
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #14 – Ankara and the route west

Original playout date: 15 March 2008
Duration: 14:25

It’s the 14th part of Huliganov’s Turkish Experience series, and we go across country at surprising altitudes towards Kutahya. On the way we experience amazing Turkish hospitality
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #13 – Cold Turkey

Original playout date: 8 March 2008
Duration: 12:21

Huliganov cannot stand the heat and needs to get out of the hotel room. We include a hotel room review for this Ankara hotel, and then we go outside.
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Huliganov’s Turkish Experience #12 – Arrival in Ankara

Original playout date: 24 February 2008
Duration: 18:48

Here’s my taxi ride into Ankara. Once again I only get the chance to film in the night, which is not so good from the photographic viewpoint, but at least you get an idea of what it’s like to take a taxi into Ankara from Esenboga airport, some 35 km to the North East of Ankara. This film contains about half of that ride.
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