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Ottoman Cuisine: A Rich Culinary Tradition

by Omur Akkor

Everyone can prepare and enjoy the rich combinations of practical Ottoman Turkish flavors in the comfort of their homes

Paperback
: Sep 15, 2014 • 104 Pages • 6.5 x 8.25 inches • ISBN 978935295495
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The Ottoman Empire lasted for 600 years and stretched across three continents at its height. There was an extraordinary diversity of cultures, flora, and fauna across this vast empire—and that meant for a rich, varied cuisine. Going all the way back to earliest Ottoman cookbooks, chef M. Omur Akkor, has collected a rich sampling of Ottoman meals. These recipes, taken from the great chefs of the Ottoman’s great palaces and from the ordinary kitchens of Ottoman homes, provide a delicious introduction to the kind of cuisines that united one of the greatest empires in history. Part history lesson, part cookbook, Ottoman Cuisine brings history alive—in your kitchen!
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ABOUT AUTHOR

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M. Omur (Omur) Akkor (1975), a gourmet chef, was born in Kilis, Turkey, and graduated from Uludag University with a degree in Economics. Currently, he is working on his second degree in “Cultural Heritage and Tourism.” He researches the local and forgotten cuisines of Turkey. For this purpose, Akkor has visited 71 cities and hundreds of towns within Turkey. In addition to his degree, he works on nationally broadcast TV programs and writes articles on food culture and travel in nationally distributed magazines in Turkey. His book, Bursa Mutfagi (The Cuisine of Bursa), won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award and the Best Local Cuisine Book Award in 2009. Akkor also won the Gourmand Cookbook Award for the Best Culinary History Book in 2012, and the Best Corporate Book in 2014.

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