If you're suffering from coeliac disease, gluten and wheat sensitivity, or you simply want to sample delicious and healthy Turkish food, then this book's for you.
A gluten free diet doesn't mean you have to sacrifice taste. Today it can be eclectic, vibrant, and adventurous. After cooking for her coeliac husband for over a decade, author Sibel Hodge now combines her knowledge of tasty, easy-to-cook, and nutritious Turkish food with gluten free recipes in A Gluten Free Taste of Turkey.
This mouth-watering collection of dishes includes meze, soups, salads, egg dishes, pasta, vegetable dishes, meat dishes, seafood, desserts, bread, and drinks. It features over 80 recipes and photos of traditional Turkish favourites like Moussaka, Oven Cooked Kebab, and Calamari, along with dishes that have a Turkish Cypriot twist to them, such as Cypriot Olive Bread and Hellim Pasta, plus her own creations of Red Lentil and Rocket Soup, Caramelized Roast Vegetables with Feta, Spiced Mushroom Rice, Turkish-Style Shepherd's Pie, and Choca Mocha Walnut Cake.
Turkish cuisine is considered among the world's best because of the variety of dishes, the use of natural ingredients, and a huge mixture of tantalizing flavours and tastes. It's also a very healthy diet, with lots of vegetables, grains, beans, herbs, olive oil, spices, and fruit.
Who says gluten free cooking has to be boring?
Experiment. Eat. Enjoy!
A Gluten Free Taste of Turkey was voted Runner Up in the Best Indie Books of 2012 by Indie Book Bargains.
"Sibel has used Great ingredients with Great style to show off one of the worlds truly Great cuisines, proving definitively that Gluten Free need not be Flavour Free!" -- The InTolerant Chef
"Sibel offers excitement, something different...something new... in terms of gluten free cooking.From meat dishes to cocktails to breads and pastas with much in between, Sibel takes us on a culinary tour of Turkey and we never even leave the kitchen! It's wonderful and I know you'll love her book. (There are plenty of vegan and vegetarian recipes included if you're not a meat eater!)" -- Gluten Free Gigi
"This food is filled to the brim with fresh ingredients and interesting spices. The pictures are beautiful. I recommend this cookbook to any cookbook collector!" -- Donna Fasano, Bestselling Author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Sibel Hodge has dual Turkish Cypriot/British nationality and is the bestselling author of Fourteen Days Later. She has 8 cats and 1 husband. In her spare time, she's Wonder Woman! When she's not out saving the world from dastardly demons, she writes quirky romantic comedies, mysteries, and children's books (with the odd thriller thrown in).
Her work has been shortlisted for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008, Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009, Runner up in the Chapter One Promotions Novel Comp 2009, and nominated Best Novel with Romantic Elements in 2010 by The Romance Reviews. Her novella Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave has been listed as one of the top 40 books about Human Rights by Accredited Online Colleges.
About the Author
Sibel Hodge is the author of bestselling romantic comedy Fourteen Days Later. She has 8 cats and 1 husband. In her spare time, she's Wonder Woman! When she's not out saving the world from dastardly demons she writes an eclectic mix of romantic comedies, mysteries, thrillers, children's books, and non fiction. Her other books include My Perfect Wedding, The Baby Trap, The Fashion Police (Amber Fox Mystery), Be Careful What You Wish For (Amber Fox Mystery), Voodoo Deadly (Amber Fox Mystery) How to Dump Your Boyfriend in the Men's Room (and other short stories), It's a Catastrophe, Healing Meditations for Surviving Grief and Loss, and A Gluten Free Taste of Turkey.
Her work has been shortlisted for the Harry Bowling Prize 2008, Highly Commended by the Yeovil Literary Prize 2009, Runner up in the Chapter One Promotions Novel Comp 2009, and nominated Best Novel with Romantic Elements in 2010 by The Romance Reviews. Her novella Trafficked: The Diary of a Sex Slave has been listed as one of the Top 40 Books About Human Rights by Accredited Online Colleges.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
In my house, cookbooks and the collection of recipes is a fine art. I am addicted to cooking shows, and always want to add something new and tasty to the menu. With the other half being a less "adventurous" eater, although if I don't tell - he often doesn't ask, finding a way to change the menu from his standard southern fare and incorporate new flavors, ingredients and not have to restock everything in the pantry is a great bonus. So - I started with testing the recipes - gravitated to the things I love most that I know he would at least try, then I branched out. Some of the items were big hits (calamari) and others he still won't touch (hummus) but the recipes were easy to follow, without huge expenditures of time and effort to find the gluten free items or spices. Most of the recipes I have tried, with a couple of exceptions that I just can't see myself eating. Currently, I'm in a soup phase, but I did make the chocolate mocha cake: which is so moist and torte-like that a tiny slice was more than enough for a satisfying snack! Even more fun is Sibel has westernized some of the recipes, for those of us who don't have easy access to the Turkish or Cypriot ingredients, and most of the spices can be located in the international section of your local market. With an eye to fresh (but allowances for frozen or canned being made) each of these recipes were tasty, simple, loaded with flavor and brought a nice flavor of different to the table. I received an eBook copy from the author for purpose of honest review for the Indie Authors Rock promotion. I was not compensated for this review, and all conclusions are my own responsibility.