- Posted March 6, 2014 by
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Travel photo of the day
Nar Gourmet Olive Oils in Istanbul, Turkey
My travel photo of the day is of one of those wonderful travel memories, a picture of a beautiful display of Nar Gourmet olive oils in a special shop called Armaggan in Istanbul. The picture reminds me of a great evening in Istanbul and so does using the olive oil, which I do all the time at home. The oils displayed are from different regions in Turkey. Like wine, each olive oil has its own taste and characteristics, depending on the appellation. I took the photo because I liked the beautiful color of the oil and how perfectly the bottles were arranged. I wanted to share it because it captures a specific moment from my adventure in Istanbul.
Nar Gourmet is a premium Turkish food brand that brings the flavors of Turkey to the world. By working with a select group of farmers and producers, they control the whole process and ensure the quality of the final product. It's real foodie stuff, with single-variety and single-estate olive oils offering a real premium experience. They also have vinegars, jams and marmalades and spices. I brought back a lot of the products as gifts as I think it makes a special reminder of my visit to Turkey.
I took the photo in November 2013 with Samsung Galaxy SII phone, and you can see my reflection in the mirror behind the bottles.