In Rick Stein’s latest cookbook From Venice to Istanbul, Rick unearths the culinary delights of the Eastern Mediterranean. The cookbook accompanies the current television series that follows Rick whilst he travels across the Eastern Mediterranean featuring familiar dishes from Italy, Greece and Turkey plus some lesser known dishes from Croatia and Albania.
After spending a 5 week holiday in Cyprus as a teenager I have a fondness for many of the dishes featured in From Venice to Istanbul. Although not the type of food I usually cook, it is certainly food I enjoy eating. I was delighted to be given the opportunity to review this beautiful cookbook. I couldn’t wait to read this cookbook from cover to cover and it certainly doesn’t disappoint. The cookbook is packed full of stunning photography and mouth watering recipes.
I cooked the Börek, which is a Turkish recipe of filo style pastry filled with minced lamb spiced with cinnamon, cumin, chilli and mint. I served the Börek with a simple salad and made Cacik, a yogurt and cucumber dip. Both dishes complemented each perfectly with the cooling Cacik against the spiced Börek, it was simply delicious. My daughter begged me to make more Turkish food in the future.
There are so many recipes from this book I’m desperate to make. I’ve bookmarked Kisir a bulgur wheat salad, Lahmacun a type of spiced minced lamb pizza, Pasta e Faglioli a peasant style bean dish and lastly Greek Almond Cookies flavoured with rosewater.
I am delighted to give one lucky reader the opportunity to try out Rick’s recipes by winning a copy of From Venice to Istanbul for themselves in this brilliant giveaway.
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Until next time.
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