550 recipes of hearty, healthy Turkish cuisine, from the leading authority on Turkey’s unique food traditions, Musa Dagdeviren, as featured in the Netflix documentary series Chef’s Table
Vibrant, bold, and aromatic, Turkish food – from grilled meats, salads, and gloriously sweet pastries to home-cooking family staples such as dips, pilafs, and stews – is beloved around the world.
Wrapped in a handsome linen case with gold stamping, this is the first book to so thoroughly showcase the diversity of Turkish food, with 550 recipes for the home cook that celebrate Turkey’s remarkable European and Asian culinary heritage – from little-known regional dishes to those that are globally recognized and stand the test of time, be they lamb kofte, chicken kebabs, tahini halva, or pistachio baklava.
This volume also includes an introduction showcasing the culinary cultural history of the country, insightful headnotes, stunning photography of finished dishes and atmospheric images evoking the beauty and diversity of the Turkish landscape, environment, markets, and people.
Icon are used to note vegetarian, gluten and dairy free options, and recipes with five ingredients or fewer.
Hard Cover : 512 pages
ISBN-13 : 978-0714878157
Dimensions: 18.8 x 5.21 x 27.69 cm
“Musa is a chef and an intellectual who’s gathered and preserved recipes from across Turkey. His talk about the state of Turkish cuisine was eye opening and his book, [The Turkish Cookbook] by Phaidon is a must.”―Yotam Ottolenghi
“From a country rich in culinary traditions comes an exhaustively researched, written and photographed book.”―The Sunday Times
“A whopping 550 recipes for Turkish food… All made accessible to the home cook.”―Epicurious
“Full of hearty, healthy cuisine, this book truly celebrates Turkey’s unique blend of Mediterranean and Middle Eastern culinary heritage. But ultimately, The Turkish Cookbook is more than a collection of recipes – it’s a journey deeper into a diverse culture with a rich history.”―Life Extension Magazine
“Impressive [and] comprehensive… The breadth of the work is astonishing… This outstanding, deeply researched investigation works as both a cookbook and guide.”―Publishers Weekly
“An encyclopaedic look at Turkish cooking.”―Olive Magazine
“There are many cookbooks that explore Turkish food, but Musa Daĝdeviren… Takes it a step further… This is clearly a definitive guide to Turkish cuisine.”―Eater
“The definitive cookbook of hearty, healthy Turkish cuisine… Thoroughly showcases the diversity of Turkish food.”―Edible Hawaiian Islands
“We LOVE a good kebab though it’s not something we normally make at home, but now that Musa Dagdeviren (who you may have seen on Chef’s Table) has released The Turkish Cookbook, it’s something we’re going to be doing more often…”―London on The Inside
“The definitive guide to Turkish food has arrived! A one-stop shop collating over 500 of Turkey’s best recipes from a leading authority on food traditions… [a] convincingly sold hardback.”―Fine Dining Lovers
“This definitive cookbook encompasses all regions of Turkey with its vast variety of culinary influences. It is filled with stunning photographs of beautiful dishes, inspiring people and places, as well as the cultural and culinary history of Turkey.”―Leite’s Culinaria
“…Daĝdeviren investigates the extensive world of Turkish food with 500 recipes featured in a book that is designed to be a core title: encyclopedic and authoritative.”―Library Journal
“Extraordinarily beautiful, Phaidon’s The Turkish Cookbook, by Musa Dagdeviran, trumpets the diversity of the cuisine. Recipes range from little known gems, to popular favorites, like pistachio baklava.”―Campus Circle
“…A book that includes hundreds of hearty, healthy recipes.”―Splendid Table newsletter
“Chef Musa Dagdeviren [has] travelled throughout Turkey to find its best regional specialties and food traditions.”―The Scotsman
“…A new cookbook… that takes a deep dive into the cuisine of [Musa Dagdeviran’s] homeland.”―Departures Magazine Online
“A disclaimer: this isn’t a book that tries to Westernize Turkish recipes into fun, blog-worthy bites with quirky names that sidestep umlauts and unfamiliar sounds… It is an exhaustive, almost encyclopedic manifesto of nuanced, regional Turkish cuisine… A book that savors culinary history instead of rushing through and condensing it.”―KKUP/KUSF
“…A resource that the dedicated cook will turn to time and again.”―Eat Your Books