Season 01, Episode 02 – “Turkey”
Turkey is one of only a handful of nations that has the ability to be self-sufficient. Its hugely diverse landscape produces a spectacular range and quantity of produce that defines its local cuisine. In its capital, Istanbul, Nigel gets a taste of the exuberant dishes of the Sultans, before travelling to Central Anatolia where he meets families who are working hard to preserve their traditional food culture in the face of mounting modernity. The food writer also explores the Eastern Black Sea region, where he discovers the truly mosaic-like quality of Turkish culture and cuisine.