In his article, J.C. Reid of the Houston Chronicle speaks to the culinary renaissance developing in Turkey, and how chefs in Istanbul are taking the traditional recipes and ingredients of this ancient cuisine and updating them with modern techniques and an international sensibility.
The editor notes: Turkey is a relative newcomer to geographic designations, but is starting to catch up with wines and olive oils that are distinguished by the region of Turkey from which they originate. He said "NAR Gourmet, a line of specialty foods, seeks out and features Turkish-made products like olive oil and spices. The flagship outpost opened in 2011 in the upscale Armaggan department store in Istanbul. This location features a store as well as a restaurant (Nar Lokantasi) and fully-staffed culinary academy tasked to document the traditions and history of Turkish cuisine."
Read the entire article here: http://www.chron.com/life/style/travel/article/New-Anatolian-cuisine-heads-for-American-shores-5266040.php