A Chef's Travels in Turkey

By Greg Malouf; Lucy Malouf; Lisa Cohen (Photographer)

Chronicle Books (CA), Hardcover, 9780811866033, 356pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 2008


With terrain from rugged mountains to idyllic coastline, Turkey has become a sought-after travel destination, enjoyed not only for its beauty, but its culinary wonders. In Turquoise, Greg and Lucy Malouf visit spice markets and soup kitchens, enjoy fish sandwiches on the Bosphorus, and drink in ancient teahouses. The recipes inspired by their travels capture the enticing flavors that define Turkish cuisine from the ancient ruins of Pergamum to modern day Istanbul. Some are traditional favorites, such as Little Kefta Dumplings in Minted Yogurt Sauce, while many morefrom Roast Chicken with Pine Nut and Barberry Pilav Stuffing to Pistachio Halva Ice Creamare Greg's own, flavored with his years ofexperience cooking Middle Eastern food. With its hundreds of luscious photographs, Turquoise is a chance to share in this unforgettable Turkish journey.

About the Author
Greg Malouf has transformed the Australian restaurant scene by presenting the flavors of his Middle Eastern heritage with exciting contemporary flair. Most recently he has been executive chef at MoMo restaurant in Melbourne. Lucy Malouf is a Melbourne-based writer with a particular interest in food and cooking. She is the author of "The Food and Wine Lover's Guide to Melbourne's Bays and Peninsulas" and "The Seasons Plate Cookbook." The Maloufs are the authors of the internationally acclaimed and award-winning "Moorish: Flavours from Mecca to Marrakech and Saha: A Chef's Journey through Lebanon and Syria."

Lisa Cohen s writing has appeared in "Fashion Theory", "Bookforum", "Ploughshares", "The Boston Review", and other journals and anthologies. She is the author of "All We Know: Three Lives". She teaches at Wesleyan University and lives in New York.