Gordon's adventurous cooking style turned out to be the perfect fit for Kiazim."His palate is incredible. Even to this day, I've never seen anything like it," she says. "At that time, I didn't know what I wanted to be cooking and so he was the ideal person to learn from as he knows every ingredient."
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As well as introducing Londoners to the intricacies of Turkish Cypriot dining, Kiazim also wants to share the region's grapes. Everything on Oklava's wine list comes from Turkey.