Istanbul wears its past on its sleeve, and continues to change amidst a challenging political climate. The city’s vibrant food culture is a mirror into its many pasts and the peoples who’ve called it home—not just now, but over the last two millennia. The locals who guide the inaugural issue of Fare Magazine are some of Istanbul’s finest chefs, writers, artists, musicians, and historians. With them, you’ll reach into the city’s near and distant pasts, explore rich forgotten desserts, ancient shadow-arts, a centuries-old network of urban gardens, vibrant workmans’ eateries, the city’s most controversial coffeehouses, and the groove of traditional Turkish melodies.
Each issue of Fare also includes a glossary of local terms, a helpful reference point for readers as they delve into the exoticism of a new culture and city.
Fare is a new magazine exploring the heart of a city through its food, history, and community. Fare magazine is published bi-annually. Fare introduces its readers to a single city and lets its locals do the talking: taking you down backstreets and through forgotten histories, exploring neighborhoods and local institutions, and doing more than just taste the food on offer. The result is a portrait of city life and culture more thoughtful and nuanced than the dreamy conjurings that typify touristic material. Fare magazine is not a conventional travel guide; it is designed to excite and inspire, but also to educate, and each issue begins with a crash course in the city’s phenomena of place, and ends with a full glossary of local terms and histories referenced within.
The vast majority of Fare’s contributors are locals to the city. They are chefs, craftsmen, historians, photographers, writers, and artists—but above all this is the city they know and love. Contributors to the first issue include: Cemre Narin, food editor for Conde Nast Turkey, multi-instrumentalist Alican Tezer, novelist Sait Faik Abasıyanık, food historian Nazli Piskin, chefs of the renowned restaurant Mikla, the pre-eminent practitioner of Turkey’s traditional shadow art Emin Senyer, and several leading local and visiting writers and photographers.
Specs: 240 x 170 mm, 196 pages, lithographically printed on Arctic matt and Cyclus Offset stock; perfect bound.