HEALTHFUL AND TANTALIZING, SIMPLE AND DELICIOUS, TURKISH CUISINE IS WELL ON ITS WAY TO BECOMING THE NEXT BIG TREND IN COOKING. Inspired by the best of regional cooking, this unique and masterful collection of recipes shares a rediscovery of timeless authentic, healthful, refreshing, and easy-to-prepare Turkish dishes―from classics to lesser known family favorites, and even lost recipes. Written with a zest for food and culture, this book is packed with the delights of Turkey’s regions, from the Black Sea to the Mediterranean, from Europe to Asia, the Aegean to Anatolia. Using only the healthiest and freshest ingredients―from fresh fruits and yogurt to vegetables, fish, poultry, and meat―the regional recipes are cooked in an infinite variety of ways, with exciting flavor and texture combinations. Eggplant alone can be prepared in more than 40 different ways. And since Turkish cooking requires no special equipment or unusual ingredients it is generally very easy to prepare.