Classic Turkish Cooking (Paperback)
Classic Turkish cooking ranks among the greatest cuisines of the world. It has a long and colorful history, from its nomadic Central Asian routes to the refined recipes of the Ottoman empire that influenced culinary traditions throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean. In this classic and much-loved work - shortlisted for the Glenfiddich Cookery Award and the Guild of Food Writers Award--Ghillie Basan presents a unique collection of delicious traditional dishes from the Anatolian heartlands and sophisticated and classical recipes from the palace kitchens of the Ottoman sultans.
About the Author
Ghillie Basan has traveled widely through Asia and the Middle East as a food and travel writer. With a Cordon Bleu diploma, she has used her intimate knowledge of Asian and Middle eastern culinary cultures to write several highly acclaimed cookbooks, including Classic Turkish Cookery, which was shortlisted for the Glenfiddich Book of the Year and the Guild of Food Writers' Cookery Book of the Year awards, and The Middle Eastern Kitchen.
Basan has spent half his life in Turkey and studied photography in the United States.
"Suddenly and quite desperately, I want to go to Turkey. . . The reason? I have been reading Classic Turkish Cookery." - Lady Claire Macdonald, The Herald (Glasgow)
"Extensively researched and laid out...very evocative and comprehensive." - Food Illustrated