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Classic Turkish Cooking
     

Classic Turkish Cooking

by Ghillie Basan, Jonathan Basan (Photographer)
 

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Turkey's cuisine is one of the greatest in the world. With a long and rich history from its Central Asian roots to its refinement under the Ottoman Empire, Turkish cooking has profoundly influenced culinary tradition throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean.With clear, detailed instructions, author Ghillie Basan describes the way in which Turkish food is prepared

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Turkey's cuisine is one of the greatest in the world. With a long and rich history from its Central Asian roots to its refinement under the Ottoman Empire, Turkish cooking has profoundly influenced culinary tradition throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean.With clear, detailed instructions, author Ghillie Basan describes the way in which Turkish food is prepared and defines the spices and ingredients that lend it its unique flavors.

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Booknews
Sumptuous color photos and simple directions make exotic dishes like stuffed vine leaves, baklava, and fried octopus seem easy. Includes classic dishes and dishes appearing in print for the first time. Many are vegetarian, but there are meat recipes as well. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312156176
Publisher:
St. Martin's Press
Publication date:
04/28/1997
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
9.60(w) x 10.62(h) x 1.08(d)

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Meet 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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