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Yashim Cooks Istanbul: Culinary Adventures in the Ottoman Kitchen Hardcover – Illustrated, 27 Oct 2016

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Argonaut Books (27 Oct. 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0957254016
  • ISBN-13: 978-0957254015
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 2.8 x 24.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 30 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 187,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"When you read a historical mystery by Jason Goodwin, you take a magic-carpet ride to the most exotic place on earth." (The New York Times Book Review)
"Goodwin's is a gift akin to that of Jan Morris, the rare coming together of historical scholarship and curiosity about distant places with luminous writing." (Fouad Ajami, The New York Times Book Review)
"What is there not to like about a detective who enjoys cooking as much as he enjoys eating?" (The Financial Times)
"Crammed with mouth-watering descriptions of creamy pilafs and delicate meze." (The Washington Post)
--New York Times Book Review

"The genius of Yashim Cooks Istanbul is how it intertwines brilliant recipes with food-centric passages and nuggets of culture." Delicious Magazine

"The recipes were easy and delicious... and the hummus is the best ever. I'm ... drooling already." Helena Drysdale, Country Life

"This handsome collection of recipes is accompanied by excerpts from the novels that inspired it." The New York Times

"A wonderful book... something unique." Carolyn Hart, editor, Bread & Oysters

"A historical-mystery cookbook filled with enticing recipes from Yashim s 19th-century adventures." The Guide Istanbul

"An enticing cookbook of the wonderful dishes from Ottoman times... entertaining and encompassing" Daily Sabah

--Delicious/Country Life/New York Times/Bread & Oysters/The Guide Istanbul/Daily Sabah

Shortlisted for Guild of Food Writers First Book Award 2017. Jurors commented: "A highly unusual book, which blends fiction with recipes and whisks you away to this exotic world as though on a magic carpet ride. Evocative, captivating and a treat to read a book that breaks new ground in the field of cookery writing." --The Guild of Food Writers

About the Author

Jason Goodwin is a historian and award-winning crime writer whose historical mystery series featuring a eunuch sleuth from 19th century Istanbul has fans all over the world. He walked to Istanbul from the Baltic coast, and wrote Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire, and five novels in the Yashim series. He received the Edgar Award for Best Novel The Janissary Tree, the first in the series, which has been translated into over forty languages. He lives in Dorset.

Jason Goodwin is a historian and award-winning crime writer whose historical mystery series featuring a eunuch sleuth from 19th century Istanbul has fans all over the world. He walked to Istanbul from the Baltic coast, and wrote Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire, and five novels in the Yashim series. He received the Edgar Award for Best Novel The Janissary Tree, the first in the series, which has been translated into over forty languages. He lives in Dorset.



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