Istanbul: A Turkish delight prepares for a new wave of culinary tourism

As Michelin prepares to publish its first guide to Turkey, Dean Carroll travels to the country’s capital for a food-focused break

Istanbul: Michelin will publish its first Turkish guide in the autumn, focusing attention on the city as a food destination

It’s not often that you get the sense that you’re ahead of the curve, a feeling that you’re experiencing something that, very soon, will enter the public conscious in a big way. It’s especially difficult to get that feeling in a city with twice the population of New York or London.

Yet on my short trip to Istanbul, I felt as if I was experiencing the beginnings of a gastronomic revolution that is about to ...