Traveling through Turkey opened up my eyes (and taste buds) to a brand new world of taste and flavour. I had no idea just how diverse and refined Turkish food was. It is beyond exciting.
Many a night I sat in a restaurant, enjoying a selection of mezze plates like kiz güzeli, muhammara, haydari, babagannuş, humus and more.
One of my favourites was havuç salatası, a Carrot Salad. Often a simple puree mixed with yoghurt, it's primed for scooping up with flatbreads. A wonderfully sweet, tangy and incredibly moreish part of any Turkish mezze feast.