Adventures in Turkish Eating

Anatolia Adventures in Turkish Eating
Format: Hardback, 288 Pages
ISBN: 9781743360811
Publisher: Murdoch Books
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Every dish tastes better when it comes with a good story. Turkish hosts have known this for centuries, which is why they gave their dishes such names as "The Priest Fainted," "The General's Command," "The Sleeping Figs," "The Tragic Bride," "Split Belly," "Forget-me-not Mackerel," "Trickster's Potsticker," and "Noah's Ark Pudding."

That makes Anatolia - Adventures in Turkish Eating much more than a colourful cookbook. It's also a travel guide and a narrative. Somer Sivrioglu and David Dale reveal the tales, tricks and rituals that enliven the Turkish table, and offer advice on how and where to enjoy classic Turkish treats as well as the great wines of the land where Bacchus was born.

Anatolia - Adventures in Turkish Eating is a richly illustrated, entertaining and informative exploration of the cooking culture of old and new Turkey. Somer Sivrioglu re-imagines the traditions of his homeland, presenting recipes ranging from the grand banquets of the Ottoman empire to the spicy snacks of Istanbul's street stalls. The book features more than 100 dishes, and images of the recipes are complemented by specially commissioned photographs shot on location in Turkey, with spreads on local artisans and producers and their specialties.

The author

Somer Sivrioglu grew up in Instanbul and moved to Sydney when he was 25. He now runs the popular Efendy restaurant in Balmain and Anason seaside restaurant in Barangaroo, where he draws on a multitude of cultural influences to recreate the food traditions of his homeland. He's also a judge on Masterchef Turkey.

David Dale is an Australian political journalist, commentator on popular culture, and food and travel writer. In his earlier books, David analysed how Italian cooking charmed the world. Now he's convinced that "Turkish will be the next international phenomenon and Somer the next Ottolenghi."

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Format: Hardback, 288 Pages
ISBN: 9781743360811
Illustrations: color photos
Size: 7.48 in x 10 in / 189.99 mm x 254 mm

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