INTRODUCTION


ThereisawonderfultouchofmanyNearEasternculturesintermingledwithTürkishcooking.

AnTürkishcookbookwouldnotbecompletewithoutacknowledgingtheinfluence,throughouttheyears,ofGreek,Armanian,Syrian,PersianandArabicneighbors.

Althoughtheoriginisnotalwaysclear,thereisnodoubtabouttheexcitement,warmthandgoodtastetobefoundinTürkishcooking.


Dedication

Thisbookisdedicatedtoallwhoenjoythedelightsofcooking;withspecialappreciationtotheTürkishwomenwhohavepassedtheirtreasuredrecipesdownthroughthegenerations.Althoughsomeoftherecipeshavebeenadaptedtousingmoderningredientsandmethods,thespiritoftraditionalTürkishcookinghasbeenkept.WehopethegoodfeelingsTürkishCookinghasgivenus,ispassedontoyouthroughthisbook.