Every city in Turkey has its own local specialty cuisine.
God created man, man created Turkey, and Turkey created dishes that make us all gluttonous sinners. Rich and savoury, but not particularly spicy – Turkish delicacies grace menus of restaurants all over the world. A heritage of the Ottoman cuisine, a traditional Turkish food menu is incomplete without skewers of meat, koftas and döner kebabs.
Turkey is at the cusp of Europe and Asia. Its unique location and Turkish migration from Central Asia to Europe have shaped its gastronomic entity for aeons. Six centuries of Ottoman regional domination and its reciprocal influence on Turkey and its neighbouring countries — Greece, Bulgaria, The Balkans, Iraq, Syria Iran and Armenia — is why we find so many common dishes in their cuisines, like dolma and börek kebab (Turkish ravioli).
Here’s your one-way ticket to all the delights that Turkey has to offer.