About the Author
Leanne Kitchen is a Sydney-based food and travel writer. Her articles and photographs have regularly appeared in many Australasian magazines and she has held senior editorial positions on publications such as Vogue Entertaining + Travel and Australian Gourmet Traveller. She has some 10 cookbooks to her name, including Grower's Market (Murdoch Books, 2006) and the 'Providore' series (The Butcher, The Baker, The Greengrocer and The Dairy, Murdoch Books, 2008). Leanne travels regularly, and is particularly passionate about the food and cultures of the Middle East. She is a trained professional chef and before embarking on a career in publishing, enjoyed a successful cooking career spanning some 14 years. Leanne spent much of 2009 travelling around Turkey, researching the food, collecting stories and shooting the location photography for this book.