Traditional Turkish Cuisine
Turkish cuisine is mainly derived from Ottoman cuisine the heritage of a great empire which lasted for 700 years.
Bearing in mind how big and ethnically diverse the Ottoman Empire was, it is no surprise that many other different cultures influenced Turkish food today. Regions such as Balkan, Asian, Arabian and Mediterranean regions.
Though typical dishes may vary; there are some common key ingredients that can be found almost universally. Those dishes are; lamb, beef, rice, eggplants, peppers, onions and of course for Turkey is famous desserts pistachios, almonds, and hazelnuts.