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Istanbul and Beyond: Exploring the Diverse Cuisines of Turkey

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The most extensive and lushly photographed Turkish cookbook to date, by two internationally acclaimed experts

Standing at the crossroads between the Mediterranean, the Middle East, and Asia, Turkey boasts astonishingly rich and diverse culinary traditions. Journalist Robyn Eckhardt and her husband, photographer David Hagerman, have spent almost twenty years discovering the
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Hardcover, 352 pages
Published October 10th 2017 by Rux Martin/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
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Kristin
Sep 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: turkey, cookbooks
9/10 Tested recipes for this book and already pre-ordered! Can't wait for the October release!

10/21 The cookbook finally arrived! Prior to publication, I tested recipes for kete (p.93), kule (p.92) and eggplant pickles (p.156). Below is an ongoing list of recipes we've tried since the book was published.

Mercimek corbasi (p.43) - This recipe is very similar to the recipe I typically use. The only differences are that this one calls for 1/2 cup more lentils, butter instead of oil, and no salca. T
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Sarah
Apr 04, 2018 rated it liked it
The photography in this cookbook is so breathtaking I would frame pages and hang them in my home. The recipes are also beautiful: many uses for grains and fish that were new to me, lots of bright tomato dishes and lovely breads. I am excited to try a few recipes soon.
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I celebrate the cookbook ‘Istanbul & Beyond : Exploring the Diverse Cuisines of Turkey’ by the deeply-admired food writer Robyn Eckhardt. More than five years in the making, this cookbook not only makes me want to cook, but to also get in a car and get out there to explore Turkey, just as Robyn and her husband Dave Hagerman did in discovering and documenting recipes.

What a collaboration! Dave is an award-winning photographer and took all of the photos showcasing Anatolia and her food-ways th
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Dominika
Jul 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing
God, this is such a beautiful cookbook. I have a mild obsession with Turkey and Istanbul in general, so I had to get this book since with Erdogan in power, it's highly unlikely that I'd visit it anytime soon (crying because I can't see Hagia Sofia). There are so many beautiful recipes in here, covering several regions and specialities, most of which are simple yet special. I live in a mid-sized city and can find most of the ingredients, but they have some staple recipes in the back. But man, thi ...more
Sjancourtz
Jun 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Lovely cookbook with many (MANY) delicious dishes. I especially appreciate how the author recommends occasionally roasting eggplant rather than frying (we don't need all that oil, and the dishes still taste great.) And I was surprised to see so many recipes for corn! who knew? And ya gotta try the double-marinated chicken wings (they make a mess of your oven with a lot of spitting. I found I can roast them at a lower 425 and get the same results with less flying fat.) Either way, totally yummy w ...more
Lisa
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was so interesting and delicious. This is not the normal fair of food that I would normally pick however, I would love to try this food everything looked so eat-able. The culture and pictures for the actual country are beautiful. The recipes themselves I wish that there were way more pictures but there is a fair amount. Some recipes are intensive with many ingredients and steps while others are fun and simple. This would be a beautiful place to see. and eat your way through the country. Thi ...more
Kym
May 20, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: cookbooks
Not being well-traveled, I appreciate the photos and back stories that accompany many of the recipes. I am looking forward to trying out many of them. Although I'm not sure I can find all of the ingredients, I am sure that I can figure out a suitable substitution. Looking forward to cooking from this book.
Johanna Kindvall
Dec 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is definitely a cookbook that will soon be marked with stains of grease and traces of flour. I have added several recipes to my new favorite dishes for everyday meals or treats to share at parties. The recipes are easy to follow and many of the ingredients are easy to get in almost any grocery store. The photographs are beautiful and breathtaking. I love it!
Jaci Chandler
Feb 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have followed this blog forever and love all of the posts. I'm happy they finally finished their cookbook. It's excellent and so beautifully illustrated. I only hope they do one on Asia next. Perhaps the cuisines of Malaysia.
Joan
Apr 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Turkey has long been on my list for places to go, so this books about its regional cuisines was the perfect armchair visit.

The photography is beautiful and the commentary is so interesting. I acquired a few recipes too, naturally!
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