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Batu Akyol: Alright, let’s start with developments. How did your upbringing in Turkey influence your initial interest in wine? Isa Bal: I’m not sure if there is any direct relationship of my upbringing to the interest in wine that I developed. I developed interest in wine much later when I was at uni. I started


TRIVET – Jonny Blake Batu Akyol: Can you tell us about your childhood and how it influenced your journey into the culinary world? Jonny Blake: I grew up in Burlington, Ontario, in Canada, which is about 45 minutes west of Toronto, around the Lake Ontario. Yeah. I didn’t really, I can’t say my childhood really