Dh is from Istanbul, Turkey. It is really heavy on the vegetables and seafood. The vegetables are often served cold in olive oil in various states of being cooked, for what they call mezes (appetizers). They eat a lot of fish (fresh - usually still alive when you buy it) white cheese (feta) and other cheeses, olives, and pickled foods. After every meal they eat fruit as their "dessert". Obviously the Mediterranean diet is known to be one of the healthiest in the world.
Life is too short to eat processed, artificially-colored, chemically-preserved, genetically-modified food. Or maybe that IS why life's too short.