This week, on the very first episode of Native, host Briana Kurtz welcomes Robyn Eckhardt to the program. Robyn is known for her food and travel writing, specifically in Turkey and Asia, and today Briana chats with Robyn about the cuisine of the Black Sea Coast in Turkey. Explaining the staple food items of the area, Briana asks Robyn about her breakfast, lunch, and dinner habits in Turkey and gets a detailed account of Robyn’s daily diet on while on move. After the break, Briana asks Robyn to expand on the basics about her time spent in Turkey – how she gets around as well as how the political climate affects her work. Tune in to hear a great account of the history of the coast of the Black Sea and its food customs! This program was brought to you by The Tabard Inn.
“The Black Sea and the region has this air about it that it’s beautiful and it’s mysterious, the way that on a winter day the sea will look inky and black and almost scary. And then, last week when I was up there it was this beautiful, placid, cobalt blue.” [7:40]
“Once you get beyond Instanbul, especially out east, it’s very much a locavore diet, and not because it’s cool to be a locavore or the people are rediscovering being locavores, it’s people out here always have. They eat what is grown and harvested, fished, and raised around them.” [13:48]
—Robyn Eckhardt on Native