Turquoise: A Chef's Journey Through Turkey

Turquoise: A Chef's Journey Through Turkey

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By (author) Greg Malouf, By (author) Lucy Malouf

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  • Publisher: HARDIE GRANT BOOKS
  • Format: Paperback | 352 pages
  • Dimensions: 217mm x 249mm x 28mm | 1,340g
  • Publication date: 1 August 2010
  • Publication City/Country: South Yarra
  • ISBN 10: 1740669274
  • ISBN 13: 9781740669276
  • Illustrations note: colour photographs
  • Sales rank: 49,935

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Greg and Lucy Malouf delight us yet again, bringing their own inimitable blend of food and travel writing to the Turkish culinary landscape - one which remains curiously unexplored by many in the Western world. In `Turquoise`, Greg and Lucy journey through a land where the rich diversity of climate, countryside and architecture provide a fitting background for an equal variety and richness of cuisine. Join them as they visit spice markets and tiny soup kitchens, taste fish sandwiches on the Bosphorus, enjoy Ottoman banquets in fine restaurants and drink chai in ancient tea houses. Inspired by the foods they discover along the way, some of the recipes in `Turquoise` are classics, such as Slow-cooked Lamb with Quince; Dumplings Filled with Cheese and Mint; and Sticky Pistachio Baklava. Many more spring from greg's unique talent and imagination, which combine here to create dishes like Spicy Red Pepper Soup with 'Hamsi' Toasts; Braised Wild Greens with Lemon; 'Tulum' Cheese Salad with Roasted Walnuts, Rocket and Mint; and, Clotted Cream Ice Cream with Apricots and Fresh Honeycomb. Turkey is a fascinating land, teeming with memories of Sultans and harems, of Byzantine churches and Seljuk mosques, of ancient kingdoms and cities long gone to dust. Gorgeous photography brings the engaging stories and exciting cuisine to life. In `Turquoise` you will share the Malouf's unforgettable journey and discover an extraordinary world that will surprise and delight.

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Greg Malouf has inspired a generation of young chefs and transformed the Melbourne restaurant scene with his passion for the flavours of North Africa and the Middle East. After serving his formal apprenticeship in several of Melbourne's finest restaurants, he went on to work in France, Italy, Austria and Hong Kong. Greg is in constant demand around Australia and abroad for chef masterclasses, media interviews and guest-chef appearances in leading hotels. Lucy Malouf is a Melbourne-based writer, she contributes regularly to Food and Drink in the Herald Sun, and over the years has written on a freelance basis for The Australian and Australian Gourmet Traveller, as well as a number of food and wine-based websites. She is also a restaurant reviewer and feature writer for Mietta's Eating and Drinking in Australia and The Age Cheap Eats Guide. Greg and Lucy have written the bestselling and award-winning: Arabesque, Moorish, Saha, and Saraban.