Ana Sortun and Oldways ventured to Turkey for a week-long journey of culture and cooking, as Ana rediscovered her culinary roots. First, we visited Gaziantep, a city in southeastern Anatolia, a region famous for pistachios, baklava, copperware and for its important contribution to Turkish cuisine. And, since a trip to Turkey isn’t complete without a stop in  Istanbul, we focused on the other regional cuisines of Turkey during our time in this mesmerizing city.

To read more and see a photo gallery of the trip, click here.