Author(s): Leanne Kitchen
Take an evocative journey into the diverse cuisines and culinary customs of regional Turkey. Turkish food traverses the extremes of sophistication - from the refined cooking of the Ottoman court to the rustic simplicity of peasant food. Food and travel writer Leanne Kitchen has roamed the country armed with her camera, keen sense of observation and passion for all things culinary. From spicy red lentil kofte and slow-roasted lamb with pomegranate juice to rose cream meringues and Turkish coffee custard, Leanne unveils not just the inspiration for her collection of authentic and contemporary recipes but the very essence of Turkish hospitality.
Leanne Kitchen has some 10 cookbooks to her name, including Grower's Market and the 'Providore' series (The Butcher, The Baker, The Greengrocer and The Dairy). Leanne travels regularly, and is particularly passionate about the food and cultures of the Middle East. Leanne spent much of 2009 travelling around Turkey, researching the food, collecting stories and shooting the location photography for this book.