More than 100 Recipes, with Tales from the Road
By Leanne Kitchen
(Chronicle Books, Hardcover, 9781452107707, 272pp.)
Publication Date: September 5, 2012
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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 köfte to sophisticated rose and pistachio sweetmeats for dessert. This enduring travelogue makes a perfect gift for ambitious cooks and armchair travelers alike.
Leanne Kitchen worked as a professional chef for 14 years. For the past decade she has worked in food and travel publishing, which has taken her all over Asia and the Middle East from her base in Sydney, Australia.