Jennifer is an Istanbul-based freelancer writing about environmental, social, and urban issues as well as arts and culture, food, and travel.
Soup-delivery project brings together three disadvantaged groups often ignored in Turkey’s largest city
Break-dancers, suicide bombers, and the illusion of safety: Confessions of a fearful traveler.
Amid political strife in Turkey, this year's Ramadan fast-breaking meals became a forum for Turkish people to express their dissatisfaction....
Sweet-toothed Istanbul residents lined up recently in Taksim Square for a sticky, gooey bite from a 73-meter-long künefe – one meter for every year that the province of Hatay has been a part of Turkey.
Food for Diplomacy project in Istanbul aims to use culinary similarities as a way to bring people from countries with strained relationships back together.
A common sight on Istanbul tables in recent weeks, aşure, which may be the world's oldest dessert, is an unusual blend of savory and sweet. The dish is seen by some as the epitome of the Turkish "melting pot."
Whether you prefer to look at art or make some yourself, we have a walk for you.
In my mind, it’s always chilly when I imagine pulling a white plastic chair up to one of the folding tables set crookedly on the patchy grass leading down to the banks of the Golden Horn, behind the Karaköy fish market.
This year, three very different establishments reminded me why the meyhane night is such a beloved Turkish tradition.
Can Puerto Rico preserve its Caribbean beauty as it pursues the American dream?
In this issue, Sierra commemorates the 100th anniversary of Ansel Adams's birth on February 20, 1902. Best known for his dramatic black-and-white images of our national parks, the visionary photographer shaped the way Americans think about our natural heritage.....