For centuries Turkey has served as a gateway between the East and West, joining people from near and distant cultures. This book is a collection of recipes from those living in Ankara, Turkey for one reason or another: Some are natives. Some are transplants. Some are passing through on a road to another destination. This book is about them and the places they come from. It is a collection of cookery and tradition - two of the ingredients that connect a community. Many of the recipes are simple and easy, while others are more complex. All provide clues about the customs of those who generously contributed to this project. Afiyet olsun.