Classic Turkish Cooking Hardcover – Apr 15 1997
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*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
About the Author
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.
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Top Customer Reviews
I have enjoyed eating Turkish food for the five years that I have worked here and am convinced that no book could cover the subject more thoroughly or present it more beautifully. This is not a reference book it is the kind of book which is read from cover to cover and then read again purely for pleasure.
This book was obviously a work of love.
The book takes you from meze to sweets with all the stops in between. The recipes have the sureness that comes of tradition and trial. The results are tantalizing. This is a cookbook to treasure.
Most recent customer reviews
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