*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
Ghillie Basan is an internationally acclaimed cook and food writer, known for her books on the culinary cultures of Turkey, the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. She has worked in Europe and the Middle East as a cook, food writer, restaurant critic, English teacher, and journalist. Her food and travel articles have appeared in the Sunday Herald, Scotland on Sunday, Sunday Times, BBC Good Food Magazine, and TasteTurkey. She is also the author of The Middle Eastern Kitchen, among other cookbooks.
Jonathan Basan is a photographer whose work also appears in The Middle Eastern Kitchen.
I am Turkish and (so I am told) a very good cook for 30+ years. I found some recipes in this book (Klasik kofte, salepli dondurma) that I could not find anywhere else and worked... Read morePublished on Feb. 3 2004
We returned from Turkey in love with the food, with a suitcase full of Turkish spices and the first thing we did was look for a cookbook. Read morePublished on June 2 2001 by Fred M. Blum