If you have ever read Jason Goodwin’s Ottoman detective series featuring Yashim the eunuch who is passionate about food then you will understand and appreciate the love of food that flows throughout the series. Jason Goodwin has parlayed all the delicious food that can be found in the series into a wonderfully written and colourful recipe book entitled Yashim Cooks Istanbul. Yashim Cooks Istanbul is based around the 5 books in the series and is also filled with quotes from the series.
The recipes in Yashim Cooks Istanbul have been chosen with a lot of care. They are not only very exotic and flavourful but are also satisfyingly simple to make. Gorgeous is a word that comes to mind.
Yashim Cooks Istanbul is much more than a recipe book. This book is perfect for fans of the series and food lovers as well, and especially those who love Turkish food. Glossy, a page-turner and with pictures to die for this is a book that you will return to time and time again. If reading and cooking some of the recipes don’t make you want to read the series then nothing else will.
Yashmin Cooks Istanbul by Jason Goodwin is out now published by Argonaut Books £25.00