Anatolia: Adventures in Turkish Cooking by Somer Sivrioglu, EPUB, 1743360495
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- Print Length: 253 Pages
- Publisher: Murdoch Books
- Publication Date: April 1, 2016
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00Q21249Q
- ISBN-10: 1743360495
- ISBN-13: 978-1743360491
- File Format: EPUB
Anatolia is a richly illustrated, entertaining and informative exploration of the regional cooking culture of Turkey. Turkish-born chef Somer Sivrioglu and co-author David Dale re-imagine the traditions of Turkish cooking, presenting recipes ranging from the grand banquets of the Ottoman empire to the spicy snacks of Istanbul’s street stalls. In doing so they explain their take on the classics and reveal the surrounding rituals, myths, jokes and folk wisdom of both the old and new Turkey.
More than 150 dishes are featured, and images of the recipes are complemented by specially commissioned photographs shot on location in Turkey. Feature spreads on local Turkish chefs and producers and their specialities add a fascinating layer of interest and flavour.
Stunningly beautiful book. The real beauty is in the words, however. Unlike most other recipe books, this author lovingly conveys the vast beauty, history, and culture of Anatolia and the joy its people express and enjoy through food and hospitality. I was fortunate enough to live in Turkey in the mid-70s, and a piece of my heart will always belong there. Being able to create some of my favorite dishes is a terrific way to evoke great memories. My only criticism is that the font is too faint for for my middle-aged eyes. Fortunately, a magnifier (and a Kindle e-version) will solve that.