Season 01, Episode 03 Iran
Nigel Slaters Middle Eastern food adventure concludes with a visit to a country shrouded in mystery and often in the headlines: Iran.Here Nigel sets out to discover the secrets of Persian food, one of the oldest and most influential cuisines in the world. He begins his journey in the bustling capital Tehran, where he is invited into the homes of people who cook dishes that have been handed through the generations. He is taken to lunch at his taxi drivers house to sample Dizi, an Iranian favourite for hundreds of years and possibly the nations most popular dish.
Season 01, Episode 02 Turkey
Turkey is one of only a handful of nations that has the ability to be self-sufficient. Its hugely diverse landscape produces a spectacular range and quantity of produce that defines its local cuisine. In its capital, Istanbul, Nigel gets a taste of the exuberant dishes of the Sultans, before travelling to Central Anatolia where he meets families who are working hard to preserve their traditional food culture in the face of mounting modernity. The food writer also explores the Eastern Black Sea region, where he discovers the truly mosaic-like quality of Turkish culture and cuisine.