Ottoman Cuisine: A Rich Culinary Tradition (Paperback)
Going all the way back to earliest Ottoman cookbooks, chef M. Omur Akkor has collected a rich sampling of Ottoman meals. These recipes, taken from great chefs of the Ottoman's great palaces and from the ordinary kitchens of Ottoman homes, provide a delicious introduction to the kind of cuisines that united one of the greatest empires in history. Part history lesson, part cookbook, Ottoman Cuisine brings history alive--in your kitchen.
Omur Akkor, a gourmet chef, was born in Kilis, Turkey, a town known with its rich cuisine. He researches the local and forgotten cuisines of Turkey and has visited hundreds of cities and towns within Turkey as part of his study of historical and contemporary recipes from Turkish cuisine. His book, The Cuisine of Bursa, won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award and the Best Local Cuisine Book Award in 2009. Akkor also won the Gourmand Cookbook Award for Best Culinary History Cookbook in 2012, and the Best Corporate Book in 2014. He lives in Istanbul, Turkey.