As part of our research into recipes and cooking techniques we packed our suitcases and headed for Turkey. We spent several days exploring Istanbul trying to hunt out the perfect Turkish Delight and see how ours stood up. We were really disappointed to find most of what was on offer was mass produced, bland and stuffed with artificial ingredients. Despite the lack of true artisans we talked with as many people as we could and let them taste some samples. To our delight, we discovered that the taste and texture of our Loukoumi evoked childhood memories of 'how it used to be'. A fascinating place to visit and explore.