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Meliz's passion for traditional Cypriot food

A Turkish Cypriot in the UK has taken social media by storm with her twist ontraditional recipes. Meliz Berg speaks exclusively to YASEMİN GÜLPINAR about her passion for promoting cuisine and cultureand her plans to write a cookbook.

Meliz's passion for traditional Cypriot food

A TURKISH Cypriot with a passion for cookery and culture has become a social media sensation.

Meliz Berg has amassed over 28,000 followers on her “Meliz Cooks” Instagram account, who enjoy trying out her Mediterranean and Middle Eastern recipes.

“It makes me want to delve deeper into the Cypriot culture I love and am so proud of,” Mrs Berg said.

Speaking exclusively to Cyprus Today about her passion for cooking the traditional food of Cyprus, the mother-of-two, who was born and raised in London where she still lives, said her interest in cooking was first aroused by watching chef Delia Smith on BBC Two, when she was about 11-years-old.

A former secondary school music teacher, Mrs Berg, 36,travels to the TRNC with her family at least once a year to visit relatives.

“I’ve always been passionate about cooking and from a very young age would always want to help my mum and teyze [maternal aunt] prepare dinner at home,” she said.

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