Turkish cuisine is one of the best and is influenced by many different cultures.
In Ottoman days the best cooks continuously developed new recipes for the Sultan. This recipes were passed on to later generations.
In Turkish cuisine the taste of vegetables is emphasized and not covered.
The production of wine started in 5000 BC in the fertile crescent. It also continued during the Ottoman empire. Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkey, was a connoisseur of wine and promoted wine-growing.