As I write this, I’m slightly emotional as the world goes into a COVID-19 lockdown. Hopefully this will not be for long – if we all make an effort to abide to World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on no travel, social distancing, and self-isolation. For now, we must stay strong. We will eventually get to travel, see family and friends, and eat out again.

When I think of Turkey, I think of its cuisine: rose, pistachios, walnuts, lamb, aubergine, rice, strained yoghurt, fragrant spices, its unique coffee and tea, honey, baklava and of course, Turkish delights.