Classical Turkish Cooking: Traditional Turkish Food for the American Kitchen
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Classical Turkish Cooking: Traditional Turkish Food for the American Kitchen

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Turkish food is one of the world's great cuisines. Its taste and depth place it with French and Chinese; its simplicity and healthfulness rank it number one. Turkish-born Ayla Algar offers 175 recipes for this vibrant and tasty food, presented against the rich and fascinating backdrop of Turkish history and culture. Tempting recipes for kebabs, pilafs, meze (appetizers), d...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published April 7th 1999 by William Morrow Cookbooks (first published October 9th 1991)
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One of the best cookbooks on Eastern Mediterranean cooking I happen to own. I just wish I could find as sensible a cookbook for Greek cuisine as this one is.
There are good explanations of techniques and ingredients for the "Western" cook who may not be familiar with many of the Middle Eastern staples, such as tahini, vine leaves, bulgur, clarified butter, etc. There's also a simple recipe for making natural yogurt that I have prepared many times.
Many of the recipes here are very similar to Gree...more
Not knowing much about Turkish cuisine, I bought this book in order to surprise and delight my new Turkish boyfriend. Between Ayla Hanim's delicious and authentic recipies and my cooking, something must have gone right...because that Turkish boyfriend is now my Turkish husband, and happily fed, at that!
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