Eat Smart in Turkey: How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods and Embark on a Tasting Adventure

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Second in the "Eat Smart" series of culinary travel guidebooks, this paean to Turkish cuisine contains a rich historical perspective on food origins and extensive background on regional dishes, including recipes. It mixes information and inspiration to give readers the tools to journey into the culinary soul of their destination. Eat Smart in Turkey will take the guesswork out of choosing from an unfamiliar menu. Its comprehensive guide to Turkey's unique cuisine will give vacation-goers, business travelers and ...

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Overview

Second in the "Eat Smart" series of culinary travel guidebooks, this paean to Turkish cuisine contains a rich historical perspective on food origins and extensive background on regional dishes, including recipes. It mixes information and inspiration to give readers the tools to journey into the culinary soul of their destination. Eat Smart in Turkey will take the guesswork out of choosing from an unfamiliar menu. Its comprehensive guide to Turkey's unique cuisine will give vacation-goers, business travelers and backpackers alike an extra dimension of travel pleasure. If you're going to Turkey, this is one book you must take along!

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Eat Smart in Turkey is a one-of-a-kind find: introduction to Turkish cuisine, travel guide, and cookbook all in one. I read it before a recent trip to Istanbul, I carried it with me everywhere I went, and now I use it in my kitchen. Needless to say, it is pretty worn out.”—Connie McCabe, associate editor, Saveur magazine

“An impressive achievement. Eat Smart in Turkey not only helps travelers enjoy Turkish food, it gives an in-depth look at the people and events that shaped one of the world’s great cuisines.”—Tom Brosnahan, author of Lonely Planet’s Turkey

“A most unusual book, highly useful on two levels. It gives even the timid diner courage to try out new foods, and it gives the gustatorially adventuresome an opportunity to know in advance just what lies on the plate.”—Phyllis Zauner, International Travel News

“Like armies, tourists travel on their stomachs, and nowhere are the prospects for culinary delight better than in Turkey. So don’t leave home without this compact but very complete guide to what’s on the menu, what’s in the market, what’s on your plate and what you can ask for as you travel. The book starts with a short summary of the history of Turkish cuisine, then embarks on a food-tour of the country’s seven regions. There are recipes to cook at home before departure, useful foodie phrases (“Where can I see this being made?”), and an extensive listing of translated menu entries.”—Robert Arndt, editor, Aramco World

“One of the world’s best kept travel secrets unfolds in this guide to the cuisine of Turkey. Stunning photographs, information on history and culture, and a treasury of culinary surprises are enhanced by language tips for navigating menu and market.”—Prof. Sarah G. Moment Atis Chair, Middle East Studies Program, University of Wisconsin

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780964116887
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2004
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Joan Peterson is the author of the EAT SMART series of guidebooks for travelers and cookbook lovers who want to get to the heart of a country’s culture through its cuisine. She has traveled extensively, and has led tours to the Caribbean, Europe, Asia and Australia. In addition to writing about food, Dr. Peterson conducts tastings, gives seminars on international cuisines, and leads food tours worldwide.

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