The Turkish Cuisine is one steeped in an ancient and rich heritage that reached its finest in the Ottoman Dynasty. Nutrition laws and high standards were set to be freshness and quality of produce and preparation. The kitchens of the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul invented and devised the most sumptuous feasts from the elaborate to the simplicity of a simple but delicious soup. What was good enough for the Sultan, was good enough for his people, and so recipes eventually made their way to the masses. After so many years the tradition still continues, in Charlottesville.