Bitter Sweet

81 X 1 Commercial Hour
Weekly, Prime Time
Studying Gastronomy and Culinary Arts at the university and aspiring to become a professional chef, Nazli wants to become a master in Japanese cuisine and dreams of opening her own restaurant.

She shares an apartment with her sister and a friend. In order to support their home, she searches for an extra job and starts working as a cook at a rich businessman’s house. She has to prepare dinner for this rich businessman whom she doesn’t know the identity of and leave the house at exactly 5pm before he comes home. Thus, the rich and successful businessman Ferit’s path crosses with Nazli’s as they meet outside the house by coincidence. As the couple gets closer, they both feel that love is in the air.

Ferit is a successful businessman, a perfectionist both at work and at home. He wants the same perfect order he has set in his office, at his home. A cook works for him at his home. The cook prepares dinner for him and leaves before he gets back from work. However, due to his daintiness and perfectionism, none of the cooks manage to work for a long time. Meanwhile, graduate student Nazli who studies Gastronomy and Culinary Arts, is urgently looking for an extra job to support the house she shares with her sister and friend. However, she also cannot manage to maintain a job for a long-time due to her strong-willed and stubborn character.

Ferit and Nazli’s paths cross at Ferit’s kitchen. Their business relationship starts with constant bickering and gradually becomes a long-term relationship due to Nazli’s cooking skills.

Ferit thinks that the new cook is an old and stubborn woman and Nazli thinks her boss is a rich and old businessman. Every day after cooking, Nazli leaves notes for Ferit about the meal she has prepared and gives suggestions for the next day. On the same note Ferit writes back instructions for the next day. This exchange of notes becomes a method of bickering for both.

Meanwhile, Deniz, Ferit’s best friend who is like a brother to him, meets Nazli. Unlike the cold and distant Ferit, Deniz is warm and friendly. Him and Nazli get along very well, they shortly become friends but this friendship quickly turns into a crush for Deniz. However, the feeling is not mutual. Nevertheless, he continues his friendship to Nazli.

The misunderstandings and coincidences lead Nazli and Ferit into a complicated situation where love blooms.