Welcome, Aegean Coaster
I spent 10 days in Turkey in 2001. We spent one night in Izmir and visited Ephesus and a ceramic factory while there. I just loved everything about the country - the food, the textiles, the architecture, the pottery, the people - it was great
I bought a Turkish cookbook when I got back and had a Turkish-themed dinner party. I need to look through that book again. I made my first, and so far only, batch of fresh cheese from that book
Can't wait to see some of your favorite recipes.