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 Distributed for Ginkgo Press...
|Title||:||Eat Smart in Turkey: How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure (Culinary Travel Guide) (Eat Smart, 3)|
|Publisher||:||Ginkgo Press Eat Smart Culinary Travel 2 edition April 30, 2004|
|Number of Pages||:||160 pages|
|File Size||:||982 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Eat Smart in Turkey: How to Decipher the Menu, Know the Market Foods & Embark on a Tasting Adventure (Culinary Travel Guide) (Eat Smart, 3) Reviews
I originally posted prior to my trip and gave this a better reviews. My criticism was that the book was too big to fit into a purse or pocket. However, I brought this book with me on our trip. Most menu items or dishes listed in the book, WE NEVER SAW LISTED on a menu. Never. The majority of the most common items we saw on menus were not listed in the book. The book is poorly organized so it is hard to look things up fast and it's big (as I mentioned previously). Save your money and just take a Lonely Planet pocket sized language translation book. We found the common items on menus listed in alphabetical order. Much easier to use. I'm thankful we had it since this book was completely useless. The other reviewers must be friends of the author.
This is a fine look at turkish cuisine and culture. It goes into the history and the different regions and includes a selection of recipes that can be tried at home. The turkish language section is particularly useful as an aid to learning appropriate words and phrases to be able to order food and drinks in restaurants, bars and markets.
I really wanted to like this book as my favorite part of traveling is eating, but I honestly did not find it helpful at all. It's advertised to help you with market foods, but there are no pictures. I had Rick Steves' Istanbul guidebook with me, and I found his description of Turkish food, food phrases, and eating habits more helpful than this book.
Eat Smart in Turkey by Joan Peterson and illustrated by S.V. Medaris is another of the author's excellent taste tours of various countries. Joan loves traveling and believes that through the various flavors of national favorite foods one gains the true flavor of the country and its people. Mingling in market places and traditional restaurants is a great way to enjoy the local atmosphere and truly experience being there, instead of just taking photos and moving uninspired through a place to say you have seen it. With this excellent guide Peterson tells how to decipher the menus, know market foods, and embark on a tasting adventure. She gives the history of Turkey and how its cuisine and eating customs changed as the various conquerors took over in each region. With the favorite recipes of Turkish foods Peterson encourages the traveler to try the dishes before leaving home so as to know what you prefer to order and what the ingredients are (so no food allergies or upset stomachs are encountered to ruin your trip.) Then the author guides you through the fascinating market (pazar) experience, where you can mingle with locals and immerse yourself in the sights, smells, colors, noise of real life in this fascinating country. She even gives you phrases to help you navigate a market or restaurant. Most helpful for tourists is the Menu Guide, which gives the Turkish names and detailed descriptions of the foods you may wish to order or avoid. In the Foods and Flavors Guide you will know just what your tastebuds can expect. The book is a great cultural study and a wonderful help for traveling to Turkey or preparing authentic cuisine.
This book was sooo helpful for our week stay in Istanbul.
The long title of this book does not even say it all. It's undoubtedly the best guide to Turkish cuisine *by far*.