Merhaba dear All,
I hope this note finds you all well. I am delighted to let you know that my cookery book, Ozlem’s Turkish Table has been officially released, and now available on Amazon and bookstores! It’s been a special journey; Signed copies of Ozlem’s Turkish Table sold over 2,000 copies and got some wonderful feedback from readers. With the new 2nd print run, it is a very special moment for my cookery book to be out there not only in hardback but also in kindle (via Amazon) and Ebook (via Apple and Kobo at these links). Amazon UK carries both hardback and kindle versions of Ozlem’s Turkish Table at this link. Amazon US carries the kindle version of Ozlem’s Turkish Table at the moment. In addition, Signed copies of Ozlem’s Turkish Table are still available at GB Publishing store at this link and it is delivered worldwide, including USA, if you’d like to get a signed copy.
Already lots of folks very kindly left 5* reviews for Ozlem’s Turkish Table on Amazon UK -my sincere thanks to each and everyone – here is one of the reviews; if you enjoyed Ozlem’s Turkish Table, and could kindly leave a review here or here, I would be very grateful, thank you very much in advance:
* * * * * Wonderful cookery book (by Dr E. R. Salter) – review on Amazon –
“If you’re from Turkey or have ever travelled there on holidays and enjoyed the food….and want to learn how to prepare traditional dishes from the country, then this book is for you. This is a beautifully presented book on Turkish cooking. The photographs are stunning and the cook’s love of her family’s country is woven into the book’s fabric. One aspect that struck me was how healthy many of the dishes were, whether vegan, vegetarian, pescatarian or carnivore, there’s a dish for you. I thoroughly recommend this book for your cookery book collection or simply your coffee table.”
Observer Food Monthly Awards – Please kindly vote for Ozlem’s Turkish Table!
Prestigious Observer Food Monthly Awards is the equivalent of the food industry’s Oscars and are open to votes right now; if you enjoyed Ozlem’s Turkish Table cookery book and could you kindly vote here, many thanks in advance!
Ozlem’s Turkish Table – Upcoming Events
Hope to meet you in one of the upcoming events and classes; more events added periodically here so please check out the latest activities at the Cookery Classes page:
Sunday June 23rd, 2019 – Ozlem’s Turkish Table Meze Feast Hands On Class- Divertimenti Cookery School, London last few spots left for this scrumptious class; if you’d like to join us, please kindly sign up via Divertimenti at this link
Saturday, Sept 7th, 2019 – Ozlem’s Turkish Table book signing, interview and demonstration at De Vries Van Stockum Bookstore – Holland : So look forward to be at the amazing Van Stockum bookstore in den Haag, Holland to meet Turkish food lovers! Details will follow shortly.
Monday, September 30th, 2019 – I look forward to visiting Mozaik Bahce in Fethiye, showcasing the very best examples of southern Turkish cuisine, for an Antakya style dinner and will sign copies of Ozlem’s Turkish Table, look forward to meeting Turkish food lovers.
Tuesday, Oct 1, 2019 – Hands on Turkish Cookery Class at Yakamoz Hotel and Turkish Style Afternoon Tea and Ozlem’s Turkish Table book signing – Fethiye, Turkey : Always a pleasure to return and teach Turkish cookery at Yakamoz Hotel; hope you can join our delicious hands on class there; booking essential and the class promises to sell out soon, you can see the class and booking details here.
Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 –Ozlem Warren Turkish cookery demonstration and lunch at Villa Cennet
Bahcesi, Kalkan, Turkey: I am greatly looking forward to visiting Kalkan and series of events, do hope to see you at our cookery demonstration and lunch; booking essential, you can see more information here.
Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 – Ozlem Warren Hands On Cookery Classes with Guru’s Place Cookery School, Kalkan-Turkey : Hope you can join us our delicious hands-on cookery class at Guru’s Place Kalkan; we will shop for the ingredients at local markets, cook our Turkish feast and enjoy together; booking essential, you can see more information here
What I have been cooking lately ..
My family loves this Courgette/zucchini fritters with feta and dill, Kabak Mucveri from Ozlem’s Turkish Table cookery book (page 163). These fritters are a fantastic way to enjoy courgettes/zucchini, you can serve with garlicy yoghurt or with a green salad by the side. If you are after a lighter flavour, you can bake the spread. like my mother does, in a greased baking dish at 180 C / 350 F for about 35-40 minutes – so delicious.
This light and healthy salad, Crumbled white cheese (or feta) salad with cumin and red pepper flakes, Cokelek Salatasi from Ozlem’s Turkish Table (page 105) has been another favourite with the weather warming up. Antakya has a special dried cheese blend with spices called kuru cokelek (also known as surk), that is traditionally used in this salad. Cumin, red pepper flakes and oregano is mixed in kuru cokelek and readily available there. If kuru cokelek is not available, the Turkish white cheese or feta will work just as well. Cumin and red pepper flakes amazingly transform the delicate flavour of Turkish white cheese (beyaz peynir), of feta, to a new level.
Last but not least, my very sincere thanks to you all for joining me at this very special journey of sharing delights from my homeland. Ozlem’s Turkish Table cookery book has been my dream of over 10 years and it gives me so much happiness to have a chance to pass along the legacy of our wonderful Turkish cuisine, recipes, stories, traditions from my homeland to the next generation and Turkish food lovers around the world. Many thanks for for all your support and your special company. My very special thanks goes to all dear readers, my dearest family, GB Publishing and Pinar UK for all their support.
Cok tesekkurlerimle, Afiyet Olsun; look forward to being in touch with new recipes,