More Than 100 Recipes, with Tales from the Road

By Leanne Kitchen

Chronicle Books (CA), Hardcover, 9781452107707, 272pp.

Publication Date: September 2012

Turkey's culinary customs are as rich and varied as its landscape, and award-winning food writer Leanne Kitchen does justice to them both with more than 170 glorious photographs of the country's foods and people that make readers want to drop everything and board the next plane. More than 100 recipes from across seven diverse regions including the narrow streets of Istanbul, a fishing village on the Aegean, and the sheep-lined roads near Lake Van showcase the best of Turkish cuisine. Comforts of the countryside and delicacies from the Ottoman Court span every course, from simple meze dishes such as spiced lentil kofte to sophisticated rose and pistachio sweetmeats for dessert. This enduring travelogue makes a perfect gift for ambitious cooks and armchair travelers alike.

About the Author
LEANNE KITCHEN, a professional chef for 14 years, has worked in food and travel publishing for the past ten years. She has extensive experience as a food stylist, recipe writer, and cookbook editor, and as a travel features writer. Kitchen lives in Sydney, Australia.