The Turkish Cookbook – Promotion

Title:   The Turkish Cookbook Author:  Musa Dağdeviren About the author:  The chef has been labeled the savior of Turkish cuisine and is the brilliant mind behind Çiya Kebap and Çiya Sofrasi on the Asian side of the Bosphorus Strait in Istanbul. He hails from a long line of farmers and bakers, who began working in his uncle’s bakery at age five. The Çiya Foundation was formed by Musa to train young culinary students in traditional folk cooking styles. The chef and his work has been highlighted on Netflix’s Chef’s Table.     Our takes you inside this title and features the following

 

  What’s to love
  • It is a Phaidon title. Cookbook lovers know that Phaidon publishes tomes that capture the region, restaurant or soul of the chef featured.
  • Brilliant photography of the markets, landscape and dishes of Turkey
  • Detailed recipes and narrative in each chapter. For instance, the first chapter covers soup in Turkish culture, Tarhana (a dried food ingredient based on a fermented mixture of grain and yoghurt or fermented milk. Dry tarhana has a texture of coarse, uneven crumbs, and it is usually made into a thick soup with water, stock, or milk) and as a social memory. This background is then followed by pages of recipes from Widow’s soup to Wedding soup.
  • Dishes are rich in tradition and culture and while some have lengthy ingredients lists most of those can be procured at your local supermarket. Learning and experiencing a new cuisine will not be a fifteen-minute meal. 
  • The Turkish Cookbook is a resource that the dedicated cook will turn to time and again 
  • Eat Your Book members receive 30% off Phaidon titles when using the link provided.

The publisher is offering two copies of this book to EYB Members in the US, UK, CA and AU.  One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post.

Which recipe in index would you try first?

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123 Comments

  • parnassus  on  May 21, 2019

    crushed wheat tarhana soup

  • Kristjudy  on  May 21, 2019

    Almond dip

  • DarcyVaughn  on  May 21, 2019

    Karniyarik

  • hbakke  on  May 21, 2019

    Alaca soup (Alaca çorbasi)

  • stepspior  on  May 21, 2019

    Stuffed cabbage (Beyaz lahana sarmasi

  • ravensfan  on  May 21, 2019

    Wedding soup (Düğün çorbasi)

  • jinni  on  May 21, 2019

    Pumpkin borek

  • lean1  on  May 21, 2019

    Green beans in olive oil

  • sarahawker  on  May 21, 2019

    Almond and garlic sauce (Tarator)

  • BittyCornwell  on  May 21, 2019

    Strained lentil soup

  • Scotsman61  on  May 21, 2019

    Strained lentil soup

  • riley  on  May 21, 2019

    Abbot's beans

  • Roxy12  on  May 22, 2019

    Bulgar wheat soup

  • ktcupcake  on  May 22, 2019

    Fried aubergines with garlic sauce

  • kmn4  on  May 22, 2019

    Sour cherry liqueur (Vişne likörü)

  • lapsapchung  on  May 22, 2019

    Lentil patties (Mercimekli köfte) – I've been wanting to make these since enjoying them on a holiday to Turkey

  • percussion03  on  May 22, 2019

    Green tomatoes

  • Blackeyedsusans  on  May 22, 2019

    Wedding soup

  • saregama  on  May 22, 2019

    It’s a tie between kisir and midye dolmasi. Love Ciya and Chef Dagdeviren’s efforts to preserve food history.

  • tennyogirl  on  May 22, 2019

    Alaca soup (Alaca çorbasi)

  • Zephyrness  on  May 22, 2019

    Tomato Soup

  • Vee24  on  May 23, 2019

    there's a Baklava recipe in there made with ghee that I'd like to try. Also the Za'tar recipe I'd love to try, but not sure where I can buy wild thyme from.

  • lpatterson412  on  May 23, 2019

    Crushed Wheat Tarhana Soup!

  • Mtetpon  on  May 23, 2019

    Karniyarik

  • jamston  on  May 23, 2019

    Rose petal jam

  • thecharlah  on  May 23, 2019

    Collard greens soup (Karalahana çorbasi)

  • demomcook  on  May 23, 2019

    Celeriac soup (Kereviz çorbasi)

  • EmilyR  on  May 23, 2019

    Fried aubergine with garlic sauce (Patlican paçasi)

  • hrk  on  May 24, 2019

    Turnip soup

  • Bakersdozen  on  May 24, 2019

    I would probably try the white bean salad first.

  • ExploringTheTurkishKitchen  on  May 25, 2019

    What an impossible thing to answer – Mualle – I dream of Musa beys Mualle, Ekemek Dolması – for my aydın roots or simply domates çorbası…… no definitely the Mualle..Ahhh

  • mpdeb98  on  May 25, 2019

    Bread pudding with sour cherries

  • antpantsii  on  May 25, 2019

    Nettle soup

  • janv  on  May 25, 2019

    Stuffed cousa squash (Sakiz kabaği dolmasi)

  • Dannausc  on  May 26, 2019

    Sour soup

  • amandabeck  on  May 26, 2019

    Spoon Salad

  • littleminxgirl  on  May 27, 2019

    The almond dip..Yum

  • size_27  on  May 27, 2019

    Fasulye – green beans in olive oil

  • maci234  on  May 27, 2019

    tomato soup

  • agreaves19  on  May 27, 2019

    Turnip soup

  • bopper  on  May 27, 2019

    Spinach soup

  • JenjiRM  on  May 28, 2019

    Lentil dip (Mercimek [dondurmasi] ezmesi)!

  • Isis1981uk  on  May 29, 2019

    The Tomato soup (Domates çorbasi)

  • MarciK  on  May 30, 2019

    Kibbeh (icli kofte) – I love Turkish food. It's probably my favourite of any ethnic cuisine. I was in Istanbul, and they have the absolutely best breakfasts. I chose this dish to make because it is the favourite of one of my Turkish friends.

  • paulbing  on  May 30, 2019

    Rose Petal Jam

  • jenmatt  on  May 30, 2019

    Pickled aubergines

  • Ingridemery  on  May 30, 2019

    Pickled aubergines

  • AnnaZed  on  May 31, 2019

    Vermicelli soup (Tel şehriye çorbasi)

  • joannecc1234  on  June 1, 2019

    Fried aubergines with garlic sauce

  • Steben  on  June 1, 2019

    Wedding soup

  • michalow  on  June 2, 2019

    pickled green beans

  • Laura1  on  June 2, 2019

    spinach soup

  • mhindle  on  June 2, 2019

    Stuffed chicken

  • Judyfos  on  June 2, 2019

    Spicey lamb tartar

  • LeilaD  on  June 2, 2019

    Aubergine with mixed meat stuffing

  • SheenaSharp  on  June 2, 2019

    Widow’s soup

  • kennethjohngilmour  on  June 3, 2019

    spicy lamb tartare (Çiğ köfte) found on page 60

  • Sand9  on  June 3, 2019

    Semolina Cake x

  • leilx  on  June 3, 2019

    Stuffed artichokes in olive oil or maybe pasterma

  • mmask  on  June 3, 2019

    Stuffed courgette flowers (Kabak çiçeği dolmasi)

  • bookmark31  on  June 4, 2019

    Strained lentil soup

  • bookmark77  on  June 4, 2019

    Rose petal jam

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  June 5, 2019

    I would like to try making the celeriac soup (Kereviz çorbasi).

  • bookmark58  on  June 5, 2019

    Bulgar wheat soup

  • RuthHarwood  on  June 7, 2019

    Stuffed chicken

  • popoff  on  June 7, 2019

    Spinach soup (Ispanak çorbasi)

  • Kduncan  on  June 7, 2019

    Stuffed courgette flowers.

  • t.t  on  June 8, 2019

    Spicy lamb tartare (Çiğ köfte)

  • zeenie  on  June 8, 2019

    Almond and garlic sauce

  • Sfgordon  on  June 8, 2019

    Lamb and rice soup (Beyran çorbasi) looks great

  • Uhmandanicole  on  June 9, 2019

    mung bean & onion salad

  • Shelley.b  on  June 9, 2019

    Lentil dip

  • Plumbobmummy  on  June 11, 2019

    Spinach soup

  • ennsee  on  June 11, 2019

    Meatballs with sour cherries (Vişneli köfte) sounds like the perfect first recipe to try.

  • michelle666  on  June 14, 2019

    I would make the tomato soup

  • TammyDee  on  June 14, 2019

    I'd try Sour Purslane on New Years' Day. It looks like a new way to try black-eyed peas…which bring luck on New Years' Day.

  • monique.potel  on  June 15, 2019

    i would like to try tarahna
    i love turkish food

  • jessamybride  on  June 16, 2019

    Lentil patties (Mercimekli köfte)

  • dtremit  on  June 16, 2019

    So many amazing recipes! I've been trying to cook more fish, so the baked fish with tahini (Firinda tahinli balik) sounds like it would be easy and delicious.

  • LaurenE  on  June 22, 2019

    Stuffed cabbage (Beyaz lahana sarmasi

  • trudys_person  on  June 22, 2019

    Walnut and cinnamon pancakes (Şilki [şillik] tatlisi) – sound yummy, but I would never be able to spell this without cut and paste!

  • HArlow  on  June 23, 2019

    Grape molasses soup

  • Livia  on  June 23, 2019

    It has got to be the wedding soup (:

  • elsid22  on  June 23, 2019

    Sour cherry liqueur

  • mllamas  on  June 23, 2019

    I've been lucky enough to visit Turkey (and visit Ciya). I'd make the Simit, because it seems to be everywhere in Turkey.

  • ella1912  on  June 26, 2019

    wedding soup

  • davisesq212  on  June 27, 2019

    I would first try the İzmir-style meatballs as I had them in Izmir and LOVED them.

  • Elsandra  on  June 27, 2019

    wedding soup

  • rachael_mc  on  June 29, 2019

    Goat meatballs with yogurt sauce (Şekalok)

  • banba1  on  June 29, 2019

    Vermicelli soup (Tel şehriye çorbasi)

  • Ingridemery  on  June 29, 2019

    Lentil and walnut salad (Bat)

  • edyenicole  on  June 30, 2019

    widows soup!

  • Maefleur  on  June 30, 2019

    i would start with the noodle soup.

  • Ren23  on  June 30, 2019

    Alaca soup!

  • silversand  on  July 1, 2019

    Dried yogurt and lentil soup (Çortan çorbasi)

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  July 3, 2019

    Rose petal jam

  • ceejayen  on  July 3, 2019

    Prawn soup sounds delicious

  • JHann  on  July 4, 2019

    Almond dip

  • deanfromuk  on  July 5, 2019

    Fried aubergines with garlic sauce, love an aubergine

  • Dendav  on  July 5, 2019

    Almond dip

  • Kaseyvclark  on  July 5, 2019

    The Celeraic Soup

  • Roosta  on  July 5, 2019

    Tomato soup (Domates çorbasi)

  • fathorsemama  on  July 5, 2019

    Alaca soup!

  • Frenchfoodie  on  July 6, 2019

    Green beans in olive oil, sounds simple but I have fond memories of eating them in Istanbul.

  • Phoebekenwright  on  July 6, 2019

    Alaca soup 🙂

  • TrishaCP  on  July 6, 2019

    Almond dip

  • Rurban  on  July 6, 2019

    Meatballs in Milk

  • mfsimmons  on  July 6, 2019

    The lamb and rice soup sounds intriguing! Sounds pretty tasty too 🙂

  • dazman  on  July 7, 2019

    Rose Petal jam

  • TheBlackLodge  on  July 7, 2019

    Loads of great-sounding recipes but Stuffed dried peppers, courgettes and aubergines caught my eye and they sound like they would be something really different as a starter or as part of a buffet.

  • RickPearson54  on  July 7, 2019

    lentil dip

  • DimensionAEB  on  July 7, 2019

    I would love to make the Almond Dip

  • carajanehunter  on  July 8, 2019

    You had me at lentil dip!!

  • Rainbowwitch  on  July 8, 2019

    Noodle soup (Kesme çorbasi)

  • Chantillii  on  July 8, 2019

    The alaca soup looks amazing

  • PaulaCheadle  on  July 8, 2019

    Fried aubergine with garlic sauce

  • fionajk42  on  July 8, 2019

    Stuffed artichokes in olive oil (Zeytinyağli enginar)

  • Uhmandanicole  on  July 9, 2019

    Herb and cheese fritters

  • tararr  on  July 10, 2019

    Almond dip

  • Aminata95  on  July 13, 2019

    Pumpkin borek

  • jodie1131  on  July 13, 2019

    Stuffed Chicken 🙂

  • ghnz  on  July 17, 2019

    Sea bass in Bechamel sauce (Sütlü balik) (page 475)

  • ghnz  on  July 17, 2019

    Almond dip

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