Ottoman rulers ruled Turkey during the ancient time. The Turkish cuisine is mostly the heritage of Ottoman cuisine. This cuisine is a mixture of Caucasian, Middle Eastern, Central Asian Mediterranean and Balkan cuisines. The staple form of food in Turkey is Yogurt salads, stuffed and wrapped vegetables and fish in olive oil.
Turkish cuisines are generally not spicy. Meat such as Mutton, beef, lamb, fish, and poultry are mostly served grilled or roasted. Bursa, the birthplace of Ottoman Empire, gave Turkey and rest of the world, the famous Iskender kebabs. Some of the other popular Turkish dishes are poached fish, Corba, Gozleme, Kumpir, Pide, Kofte, Baklava, Street Kebab, Menemen, Mezes, olives, cheese, and bread.