Meliz Berg is a self-taught cook, recipe developer and food content creator, from London.
Due to her Turkish Cypriot heritage, and heavily influenced by her mother's cooking, Meliz is very passionate about developing the family recipes of her childhood which for years have only been passed down through oral tradition.
Meliz is a qualified secondary music teacher, but decided to start a recipe blog after the birth of her first child 7 years ago, documenting the traditional Cypriot dishes that she was introducing to him as a baby. After taking a break from teaching, Meliz decided to pursue her passion for food, and the blog progressed into a very successful “Meliz Cooks” Instagram page, where her recipes are cooked and shared by her followers from all over the world.
Meliz has gained a supportive following due to her easy to follow recipes, attractive combinations of flavours and spices, which sympathetically highlight the melting-pot of beautiful cuisines from across the Mediterranean, Balkans and Middle East evident in Cypriot cuisine, and her dazzling, colourful displays of food.
Meliz’s recipes have featured in Co-Op Food and Asda Good Living Magazines, as well as online sites for Good Homes magazine and The Guardian, and she regularly works as a recipe developer and content-creator for Sainsburys.