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Ottoman Cuisine: A Rich Culinary Tradition

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 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!

Paperback: 97 pages

Publisher: Blue Dome Press (September 16, 2014)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1935295497

ISBN-13: 978-1935295495

Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.3 x 8.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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While it is a neat cookbook and is useful to a home cook, it has no value to anyone that wants to do scholarly research on the history of Ottoman cuisine. There is no bibliography or citations of sources and the only two sources mentioned in the text are from the 19th and 20th century. There are earlier sources to draw from and it is apparent this author knows of them but hasn't chosen to cite them. the back cover mentions a rich history of Ottoman cuisine dating back 600 years and promises a history lesson but fails to deliver.

I would love to give it a better rating, but the book is very short, and there are simply better books out there on this topic.

I look forward to the recipes.

Magnificent cookbook!

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