"Suddenly and quite desperately, I want to go to Turkey. . . The reason? I have been reading Classic Turkish Cookery." - Lady Claire Macdonald, The Herald (Glasgow)
"Extensively researched and laid out...very evocative and comprehensive." - Food Illustrated
Ghillie Basan is an internationally acclaimed cook and food writer, known for her books on the culinary cultures of Turkey, the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia. She has worked in Europe and the Middle East as a cook, food writer, restaurant critic, English teacher, and journalist. Her food and travel articles have appeared in the Sunday Herald, Scotland on Sunday, Sunday Times, BBC Good Food Magazine, and TasteTurkey. She is also the author of The Middle Eastern Kitchen, among other cookbooks.
Jonathan Basan is a photographer whose work also appears in The Middle Eastern Kitchen.
An outstanding cookbook! It is a rare recipe that is not absolutely delicious. The directions are easy to follow. The pictures make one hungry just to look at them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Careful Shopper
Just returned from a trip to Turkey. Loved the food ! Classic Turkish Cooking is an excellent example of the cuisine of Turkey. Great recipes. Well illustrated. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Susan S., Lancaster Va.
Can't wait to try all the pickled recipes. Ghillie Basan does lovely books; I also have her Turkish mezze book and cook from it frequently.Published 11 months ago by Manya
Even though it cost the same to get this book delivered home as it would have cost us to buy it in Canada and bring it home. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Peter Millmore
I fell in love with this book (hard kind) in Istanbul. Sadly only available in softcover elsewhere. This book whisks me back to Turkey every time I take it into the kitchen. Read morePublished 22 months ago by Finzgourmand
There are not so many Turkish cookbooks available in English. This is the best of the lot in my mind. It contains all the classics. Read morePublished on January 3, 2012 by Jackal
I would highly reccomend this cookbook to anyone wanting to learn about Turkish cooking. I was in Istanbul recently and the local book store wanted over $100.00 USD for it. Read morePublished on November 27, 2009 by T. Jackson
I ordered 12 copies of the version for $14,00 listed as a remainder, for gifts and was astonished to see that the book was a hardbound reprint from 2009, absolutely new and in... Read morePublished on September 30, 2009 by L. Craig