Meltem K Cervantes

Her intimate reviews of restaurants, bars along with her recipes and photography bring you into Gulenden’s and her own kitchen and many eateries featuring Turkish foods.  Meltem is a passionate Turkish foodie, cook and published photographer/writer based in New York City.


Directly from her kitchen in Antalya, Turkey, Gulenden writes practical recipes, cooking techniques and insights for her readers.  Gulenden has been pleasing crowds of eaters in and outside of Turkey for over 50 years.

Eric Cavatore

As a wine sommelier and teacher based in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Eric was born in southern France and educated on culinary and worldly delights at reputable institutions like Thonon-Les-Bains in France and the Restaurant School of Philadelphia. In his wine classes, he says "There are no “good wines” and no “bad wines”. There are only the wines you like and the wines you don't." Through our website, he shares with us his insightful tasting notes, reviews and tips on the Turkish wines and the wine industry.

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Foods of Turkey TM is an independent web site striving to bring its readers independent reviews of anything and everything related to the foods of the exotic country of Turkey where East meets West.  The simple, single mission of this web site is to introduce to its readers, the hidden treasures of this cuisine with its unique features and recipes, while keeping the experience practical with easy to follow instructions on technique and recipes. It also allows its readers to experience this cuisine outside of Turkey, either by trying the recipes or visiting the local restaurants and stores featured.  We welcome comments on our readers’ own discoveries as well.