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Turkish cuisine cookbook?

So, between "Turkey" by Leanne Kitchen and "Classic Turkish Cooking" by Gillie Basan, which would be best?

Jul 24, 2012
Migas in Home Cooking

Turkish cuisine cookbook?

Thank you. :) I'm sure I'll use it soon.

Jul 23, 2012
Migas in Home Cooking

Turkish cuisine cookbook?

The Algar doesn't have photos does it? Though otherwise it does seem like a very good book.

Jul 23, 2012
Migas in Home Cooking

Turkish cuisine cookbook?

The pictures in this site show metric measurements:
http://www.booktopia.com.au/turkey-re...

So I guess the non-american edition does have them.

Jul 23, 2012
Migas in Home Cooking

Turkish cuisine cookbook?

Do those books use metric?

Jul 23, 2012
Migas in Home Cooking

Turkish cuisine cookbook?

No metric? That's unfortunate :/

Jul 23, 2012
Migas in Home Cooking

Turkish cuisine cookbook?

Oh yes, I forgot to say ths before but I'm not American so the book needs to have metric measurements.

Jul 23, 2012
Migas in Home Cooking

Turkish cuisine cookbook?

I like that sort of thing also but my impression from reading about Turquoise was that the recipes were original creations by the authors ("inspired by turkish cuisine") rather than traditional dishes...

Jul 23, 2012
Migas in Home Cooking

Turkish cuisine cookbook?

Really? I was afraid The Sultan's Kitchen would be a pretty straight forward collection of recipes when I saw it had only 160 pages.

Jul 23, 2012
Migas in Home Cooking

Turkish cuisine cookbook?

For a cuisine that's considered by many one of the most developed in the world, I've been having quite some difficulty finding a good book about it.

Does anyone have any suggestions? I'd like a book with a lot of recipes but also some non-recipe information about the cuisine. Maybe also things about the history of the dishes for example. A book with photos would be preferable as well!

Jul 23, 2012
Migas in Home Cooking

The Silver Spoon New Edition opinions?

LOL no problem. I'll add those to my cookbook wish list :)
But since you have it, mind telling me about how many recipes the Culinaria books have? I also like to read about the food culture of a country so I like books that are more than just recipes, but I also don't want a book with too little recipes!

Jul 19, 2012
Migas in Home Cooking

The Silver Spoon New Edition opinions?

Thank you, I'll keep note of those books.
Mind telling me what do you think about Culinaria italy? And what may make Italy cooking by Marcella Hazan better?

Jul 19, 2012
Migas in Home Cooking

The Silver Spoon New Edition opinions?

Nobody has any opinions whatsoever? Nor recommendations?

Jul 19, 2012
Migas in Home Cooking

The Silver Spoon New Edition opinions?

Hi all! First post here, just joined chowhound though I've read many discussions before.

So, here's the thing: I'm currently looking for a good cookbook on Italian cuisine. I want something quite comprehensive and authentic. (I like more modernist, non-traditional things and making stuff up as well but that's not what I'm looking fo right now)

One of the books that obviously came to my attention was the Silver Spoon by Phaidon but I've read a lot of bad stuff about it, regarding wrong measurements and untested recipes as well as non-sensical, badly translated instructions.

However, it soon came to my attention that Phaidon has released a new, updated version, in late 2011 and I was wondering, how is it?
Did the issues get fixed? Is it comprehensive like I want? What kind of non-recipe info does it include?
Also, how does it compare to Culinaria Italy, considering I've heard some very good things about the Culinaria series?

Feel free to give other suggestions regarding which book to buy :)

Jul 19, 2012
Migas in Home Cooking