By Ozcan Ozan
Periplus Editions, 1998
Our family was introduced to Turkish food by an exchange student, Burcu, who we hosted about 7 years ago. We had no idea that Turkish food was this wonderful, but it is. This book is a very good overall reference, so if you need one Turkish cookbook, this is a great choice.
- Yogurtlu Kebap on page 78. Ground lamb koftas with tomato sauce and garlicky yogurt. This is a fabulous dish. Try it and you'll be hooked on Turkish food
- Sultan's Delight on page 87. Spiced lamb with smoky, creamy eggplant. If you know someone who thinks they don't like eggplant and they don't like lamb, this dish will change their world view. It's an exceptional recipe that I've featured in several cooking classes.