The Turkish Cookbook: Regional Recipes and Stories (Hardcover)
In the Venn diagram of everything tasty in the world, Turkey is the spot where all the circles overlap. In these hundreds of recipes, the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern influences are of course most prominent, but delving deeper, hints of Italy, Spain, Russia, North Africa, India, China and beyond become apparent. Most recipes are supplemented with personal or historical anecdotes (the most interesting of which explain some of the more strangely-named dishes), but the focus remains - rightly - on the food. The photographs are impressively set up and shot (using traditional pots, knives, and kebab spears), and pictures of cities, villages, and natural settings from around the country are generously interspersed. -- John Peck— From September 2010
Inspired by the best of regional cooking, this unique and masterful collection of recipes shares a rediscovery of timeless authentic, healthful, refreshing, and easy-to-prepare Turkish dishes from classics to lesser known family favorites, and even lost recipes.