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I’m Vidar. I was born in Norway, but for the past few years, I’ve been exploring the foods of Turkey, the Middle East and beyond from my house in Balat, Istanbul.

I’ve published two books on the topic, and also run a weekly Norwegian podcast on food more generally.

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