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Vidar Bergum sitting on front porch in front of his house, reading a book and drinking tea with a street cat eating in front

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Hey, there!

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.

Vidar Bergum at table with food, smiling
Photo: Bahar Kitapci