“There are many books on cooking out there but very few of these see food as an essential part of daily life and culture in a society. This book is no doubt one of those. Reading it will give you an insight into a rich, sophisticated and multicultural cuisine which is one of the greatest in the world. But this book will do something else: It will draw you softly into the art of cooking and serving with love -an art our grandmothers knew so well and we in the modern world lost touch with.”
“There is much more to Turkish food than lokum, kebab, baklava. The incredible variety of mezze in restaurants and the amazing array of fruits, vegetables, nuts, spices, fish and shellfish in the colorful markets are reflected in a vibrant and modern cooking, unfortunately little known in the U.S. Hande Bozdoğan & Lale Apa’s “Istanbul Contemporary Cuisine” fills the gap and is a great introduction to that somewhat mysterious and exciting cuisine.”
Renowned for its richly varied cuisine the world over, what distinguishes the food scene of Istanbul has always been its openness to novelty. Too inventive and full of life to ever be set in stone, Istanbul’s culinary art continues to evolve – embracing diverse cooking lores near and far, exploring new flavors and blending them together in imaginative ways to come up with sensational new recipes.
The Contemporary Cuisine of Istanbul offers you an insider’s look at the changing foodscape of the city. Drawn from the creativity and wisdom of some of Istanbul’s top chefs and bestselling food authors, this is a collection of professional recipes carefully chosen for easy applicability in the home kitchen. Pureed Peas, Topic, İmambayıldı, Anchovy Croquettes, Muhammara (Basted Grilled Prawns with Purslane and Yogurt Dressing), Aubergine Chicken Parcels, Fig Puding and Macaroons with Pomegranate and Beetroot Ganache, original recipes in print for the first time, along with traditional dishes with an exciting new twist...
Practical and healthy with an emphasis on fresh ingredients, Istanbul- Contemporary Cuisine invites you to a fascinating world of culinary delight from a fascinating world city.