Published twice a year, Cornucopia is the magazine for connoisseurs of Turkey – gorgeous enough for the coffee table, serious enough to be found in academic libraries. This truly remarkable publication – beautiful, uncompromising and independent – is an ever-growing compendium of all things Turkish: history, culture, art, food, travel…
The arbiter of taste Tyler Brûlé has described Cornucopia in the Financial Times as ‘a cross between The World of Interiors and National Geographic, with a gentle Turkic twist’.
The New York Review of Magazines writes: ‘It’s a truism that the measure of a travel magazine’s success is whether it makes you yearn to visit the destinations it depicts. Cornucopia goes one better. It is a vacation in itself.’ And Oryx, Qatar Airways’ flight magazine describes Cornucopia as ‘the much coveted magazine for the modern Turkish aesthete’.
cornucopia.net is Cornucopia’s online companion, designed for connoisseur and traveller alike. Select from our hand-picked Cornucopia Hotel Collection, where you can book yourself into the best hotels at the best prices. Topping our list of favourite escapes is YundAntik Cunda Konakları on Cunda island near Ayvalık. Also popular in Istanbul’s old European quarter: the Adahan, Baylo Suites and Karaköy’s deliciously fun Sub Hotel, next to the newly restored Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamam.
In What’s On we navigate Istanbul’s phenomenal arts scene as well as Turkey-related happenings worldwide.
Our Travel pages explore the places and people behind the stories in Cornucopia, offering a veritable fountain of information.
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The !f Istanbul Film Festival is giving us a reason to venture outside this chilly February. Over on the blog we made a list of our highlights, which run the gamut from stop-motion masterpieces to documentaries about female speed demons from the Middle East. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance.
Our infatuation with the Princes Islands continues. We received a letter to the editor about the true circumstances surrounding the death of Sir Edward Barton, Queen Elizabeth I’s second ambassador to the Porte, and how he came to be buried on Heybeliada in 1598. Also on the blog, Serra Taşkent provides a new perspective on the Splendid Palas Hotel – built by her great-grandfather in 1908 and now run by her – on Büyükada.
This month also features two exciting performance series: the ‘Breakfast and Jazz’ concerts at Sait Halim Pasha Yalı in Yeniköy and the Bach Before & After programme at the Naval Museum.
The 18th-century Swiss portrait artist Jean-Étienne Liotard (1702–1789) is widely regarded as the first Orientalist. The four years he spent in Turkey from 1738, drawing and painting Western merchants and diplomats as well as Ottoman citizens, made him the first serious European artist to find his subject matter in the East.
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