On a very enjoyable trip to Cyprus recently, I was introduced to Ayran. This dairy product is essentially a savoury drinking yogurt; it contains about 0.5% NaCl and so has a distinctly salty taste which was nicely refreshing in the warm Mediterranean climate during our visit.

The photo above shows a half-finished glass of Ayran in front of me and also Prof Pat Fox and Dr Adnan Hayaloglu of Inonu University, Malatya, Turkey (who introduced me to Ayran).