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by Ozcan Ozan

"Not to be missed…a gem. This is real Old World cooking…devotees of Mediterranean cuisine would be remiss not to add this book to their collection."—Boston GlobeContemporary Turkish cuisine ranges from favorites such as chickpea pilaf to richly stewed lamb on a bed of eggplant. It is fresh, distinctive, and flavorfulùthe result of over five centuries of culinary tradition. Whether you want to warm up with a tangy Peasant Soup (a hearty chicken soup) or top off a meal with a mouthwatering Pistachio Seomina Cake, The Sultan's Kitchen will show you how to produce the exotic tastes and aromas of Turkish food in your own kitchen. It offers over 125 healthy, delicious recipes that are both easy to prepare and based on readily available ingredients.The Sultan's Kitchen also shows you how to prepare a complete Turkish dinner, and features stunning images by photographer Carl Tremblay. This Turkish cookbook is sure to inspire you to create meals fit for a Sultan!
Download The Sultan's Kitchen: A Turkish Cookbook [Over 150 Recipes] epub
ISBN: 962593944X
ISBN13: 978-9625939445
Category: Cookbooks
Subcategory: Regional & International
Author: Ozcan Ozan
Language: English
Publisher: Periplus Editions; 48303rd edition (May 1, 2001)
Pages: 160 pages
ePUB size: 1392 kb
FB2 size: 1537 kb
Rating: 4.4
Votes: 375
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This is a beautiful book. The instructions were very easy to follow and I loved the other information from the author. I have made two recipes to rave reviews! I purchased this book after it was recommended by in an article in the Food section of the Washington Post. The hardest part of this was finding one or two of the specialty ingredients. I look forward to making many more of the recipes from this book. This is a great purchase!
I bought this book 5 years ago and it's been well used. We find this book is a consistent go-to. The flavors are complex and the techniques are helpful. Some repeat family requests are Red Lentil, Bulgur and Mint soup, bulgur pilaf, char grilled chicken shish kebab, and spinach/cheese boreks. The recipes are simple and forgiving, especially when you're missing an ingredient not so easily found outside of Turkey or major metropolitan areas in the US.
I'm originally from Turkey. I bought this book when I first came to US because I was having difficulty converting measures and finding certain ingredients. This book helped me a lot. It's a great book. The recipes I've tried turned out good, no changes were necessary. I gifted this book to several of my friends in the US and received compliments.
I bought The Sultan's Kitchen about two years ago and have tried many of the recipes. The results have been delicious! I especially like the summer salads which use some ingredients like dandelion and purslane which are available, but ignored in most cookbooks. The Shepherd's Salad is a household favorite and a good "make ahead" light meal.

As the author indicates in the preface, this is not fast cooking. It does not use prepared ingredients and you don't "throw it together." You cook slowly and lovingly. But most of the recipes are not difficult and the results are worth the effort.

I also want to mention that this book is a feast for the eyes as well as the mouth. Instead of food presented against white backgrounds, bold color abounds. The dishes, glasses and tableware are in vibrant colors and add to the ethnic appeal. The recipes are on softly colored pages, which for me, makes them easy to find. All in all, Sultan's Kitchen is a very enjoyable cookbook.
This book is great! It has the perfect compilation of Turkish recipes and it walks you through all the steps very easily. All dishes are extremely well classified. In addition, it tells you how to cook some sauces/broths/etc. for your other meals/dishes which I find very helpful and interesting.
My husband and I have prepared several of the recipes in this cookbook. The instructions are easy to follow and every dish has been excellent. There are a few ingredients that you may need to purchase, but the recipes work with fairly basic ingredients that you may already have. Turkish food is usually simple and fresh with a richness that comes from using olive oil, lamb, and produce that is harvested while young and tender. The dishes we have made so far have been much like the food I enjoyed in Istanbul (now if I could just locate a bottle of raki''). In addition to many good lamb recipes and vegetarian entrees, there are also recipes for drinks, soups and small meze dishes that are wonderful snacks, side dishes, or appetizers. We are looking forward to cooking our way through the entire book!
Absolutely love this cookbook. I married into a Turkish family and this book is both authentic and easy to use. So many great recipes!
If you enjoy lamb dishes then this book is for you - you can substitute with Beef or Chicken but in my opinion WHY?? It's also a book for people who enjoy cooking as much as eating. So if you are used to slapping stuff out of a box & calling it dinner this book isn't for you. There are plenty of other yummy recipes to tempt your taste buds. For me it was well worth the investment.