I was lucky to be born in a country with a very rich and diverse cuisine. Having settlements dating to 10.000 BC, experiencing four seasons to their full, surrounded by sea,  being on many ancient trade routes, habited by countless number of civilizations, and being situated in the intersection of east and west, Turkey has an abundance of amazing food of its own and plus many different cuisines nearby.  Dominant inner-cuisines differ from region to region, even from city to city and they are quite different from each other. Still – all these years, both in Turkey and anywhere I went in the World, my favourite cuisine has always been Mediterranean cuisine. Lightly cooked ripe vegetables, fresh local seafood, drizzles of dense quality olive oil, with a glass of vine.. Feels so elegant and quality, which is why I started walking fast towards Fresella when I first saw them in Red Market at a lunch break.