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."