Eat Smart in Turkey
How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure
by Joan Peterson
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“Eat Smart in Turkey is a one-of-a-kind find: introduction to Turkish cuisine, travel guide, and cookbook all in one. I read it before a recent trip to Istanbul, I carried it with me everywhere I went, and now I use it in my kitchen. Needless to say, it is pretty worn out.”
—Connie McCabe, associate editor, Saveur magazine
“An impressive achievement. Eat Smart in Turkey not only helps travelers enjoy Turkish food, it gives an in-depth look at the people and events that shaped one of the world’s great cuisines.”
—Tom Brosnahan, author of Lonely Planet’s Turkey
“A most unusual book, highly useful on two levels. It gives even the timid diner courage to try out new foods, and it gives the gustatorially adventuresome an opportunity to know in advance just what lies on the plate.”
—Phyllis Zauner, International Travel News
“Like armies, tourists travel on their stomachs, and nowhere are the prospects for culinary delight better than in Turkey. So don’t leave home without this compact but very complete guide to what’s on the menu, what’s in the market, what’s on your plate and what you can ask for as you travel. The book starts with a short summary of the history of Turkish cuisine, then embarks on a food-tour of the country’s seven regions. There are recipes to cook at home before departure, useful foodie phrases (“Where can I see this being made?”), and an extensive listing of translated menu entries.”
—Robert Arndt, editor, Aramco World
“One of the world’s best kept travel secrets unfolds in this guide to the cuisine of Turkey. Stunning photographs, information on history and culture, and a treasury of culinary surprises are enhanced by language tips for navigating menu and market.”
—Prof. Sarah G. Moment Atis Chair, Middle East Studies Program, University of Wisconsin
Unlock the secrets of Turkey's exotic menus and markets!
Second in the "Eat Smart" series of culinary travel guidebooks, this paean to Turkish cuisine contains a rich historical perspective on food origins and extensive background on regional dishes, including recipes. It mixes information and inspiration to give readers the tools to journey into the culinary soul of their destination. Eat Smart in Turkey will take the guesswork out of choosing from an unfamiliar menu. Its comprehensive guide to Turkey's unique cuisine will give vacation-goers, business travelers and backpackers alike an extra dimension of travel pleasure. If you're going to Turkey, this is one book you must take along!
Joan Peterson is the Publisher (Ginkgo Press) of the EAT SMART series of guidebooks designed for travelers and cookbook lovers. To date she has written guides to the cuisines of Brazil, Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico, Poland, Morocco, Sicily, India, Peru, and Norway. She has traveled extensively for many years, and leads culinary tours to Turkey, India, Morocco, Peru, and Sicily. EAT SMART guides written for Ginkgo Press by others include France (Ronnie L. Hess), Germany (Mary Bergin), and Denmark (Carol l. Schroeder and Katrina A. Schroeder).