There is no bad food in Turkey. I know that cannot be true, but I think I might have eaten one teensy bit below excellent meal when I spent a few weeks there some years ago. I read a lot before I went -- a huge book about Ataturk, and other books on the history of Istanbul. I even read a book onTurkish food --but it did not really prepare me for what I experienced. The very first thing I ate, I think, might have been this incredible pizza-like bread thing covered in delicious sausage, egg and who knows what else. We over ordered and ate it for days. I can still taste the meat -- the best thing I have ever eaten, I thought at the time. But that was only part of the delight of eating in Turkey. Breakfast was -- wow, feta, olives, a hard boiled egg, some indescribably delicious sausage-y meats, fresh orange juice, incredible coffee, and mullberies plucked from a nearby tree. Not to mention the view. And lunches -- from very lovely fish to every conceivable salad. And, I have some great Turkish cookbooks. So: I can say, definitively, I like Turkish food. So: Cafe Mangal in Wellesley has always attracted my attention. And, I was glad to try it recently. Self-described as "Mediterranean and American cuisine," the fairly extensive blackboard menu includes sandwiches and salads of various sorts and with a more than occasional emphasis on foods "with turkish flavors." Their web site says that the family running Cafe Mangal has been working with food since the 19th century in Turkey. Yes, they do a Turkish style breakfast -- but I had lunch on my visit to Turkey-on-Wellesley (ok, that sounds weird and I amjust kidding). I am dying to see if the meat they mention might in their description, just oh please might be the incredible tasting sausage I had sitting on the rooftop in Sirince. (No, I did not read Farewell, My Anatolia before I went. I had no idea that was where I was going. Yes, I will read it some day. One day. Once I find the elusive sausage taste again.) Alas, I did not have dinner at Cafe Mangal -- but I definitely will try their mezze plates next time I am there. Lunch was a great place to start.