In village houses, however, the meal is usually served at a low table with cushions on the floor; hide your feet under the table or a dropcloth provided for the purpose.(Feet, shod or not, are considered unclean and should never be pointed at anyone.) When scooping food with bread sections from a communal bowl, use your right hand – the left is reserved for bodily hygiene.
With the influx of trade and international emphasis, Turkey's big cities have become incredible mosaics of western and eastern culture, hosting theatre, music, and art festivals that bring in artists from around the world.
Whether you're a carnivore or veggie, Turkish food is always varied and always delicious.
From all sorts of mezes to the almighty kebab to stellar desserts, you'll never go hungry again.
You haven't lived until you've had the magnificent spread that's a typical Turkish breakfast.
It's got everything – bread, fruit, veggies, cheese, hot dishes.