For some reason, it's always early in the morning. I've eaten soup plenty during my stay in Turkiye, and invariably those mornings when, on a night of dancing, i barely slept or never slept at all - the day began with hot soup. Two soups that will stick with me are Mercimek (lentil) and Ezogelin… and at long last, after another of those lively nights, i have a picture of Ezogelin çorba. The perfect fare when clouds roll, raw and drizzling, over Istanbul. This bowl cost two lira at a small cafeteria in Rami.