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Visiting the ancient sites and dramatic coastline of Turkey as a child had a huge impact on chef Allegra McEvedy, but what captivated her most was the food. She is inspired by the region’s passion for good ingredients, captivated by the unique and varied flavours and she loves the culture of hospitality that’s epitomised by their favourite style of eating ‘meze’ – meals created by sharing many small, flavoursome dishes. Every year more than 2.5 million British travellers visit Turkey, but now Allegra wants us all to get as hooked on the flavours and food traditions as she is. So she’s going on a journey to discover the real tastes of Turkish cuisine and to teach us some exciting new dishes that are simple and stunning, capturing the authentic taste of a country she loves.