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Ozlem’s Turkish Table cookery book now available in hardback, kindle and eBook!

Ozlem’s Turkish Table cookery book, now on Amazon!

Merhaba dear All,

I am delighted to let you know that my cookery book, Ozlem’s Turkish Table is available in hardback, as well as kindle and eBook versions on Amazon and other online bookstores worldwide. It’s been a special journey; over 3,000 (mostly signed) copies of Ozlem’s Turkish Table have been sold and, thanks to the wonderful feedback we’ve received from readers, we have plenty more on the way. Links to online stores are: hardback and kindle Amazon UK; kindle or eBook Amazon US, Barnes & Noble Nook, Apple, Kobo; and for all these and more online bookstores wordwide GB Publishing Org

Signed copies of Ozlem’s Turkish Table cookery book is available via GB Publishing at this link, and it is delivered worldwide including USA – signed copies are now 20 % off for the holiday season and can be a wonderful gift for a food lover.

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.”

Turkish Breakfast spread from Ozlem’s Turkish Table cookery book

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, 2019Ozlem 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 ..

Courgette/zucchini fritters from Ozlem’s Turkish Table

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.

Crumbled feta salad with cumin and red pepper flakes, Cokelek Salatasi

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,


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12th June; Hands On Turkish Cookery Class at Abinger Cookery School!

I am delighted to partner up with the wonderful Abinger Cookery School in Surrey Hills – England, to teach a feast of Turkish recipes on Friday, 12th June 2015. This will be a hands on style Turkish cookery course, as some readers requested, from 9.30 am to 4 pm on 12th June. We shall prepare the delicious Turkish dishes together all throughout the day and enjoy eating them (as well as taking some back home) at the Abinger Cookery School’s beautiful grounds. It will be a day of feasting and learning all about wonderful, delicious Turkish cuisine; from Turkish flat breads with feta, spinach, onion and peppers to Courgette fritters with feta and dill, served with garlic yoghurt, from Stuffed aubergines with minced meat and vegetables to Baklava, Turkish coffee  and many more. The class will  also be packed with information on Turkish culinary heritage, Turkish ingredients and where to source them, artful use of spices, ideas for substitution and more.  Below is the details of our course – hope you can join us to discover and learn exciting Turkish flavors.

I demonstrate Karniyarik recipe, Stuffed eggplants with ground meat and vegetables, during my online Turkish cookery course

Karniyarik, Stuffed eggplants with ground meat and vegetables, is a part of my hands on Turkish Cookery Course at Abinger Cookery School

Place: Abinger Cookery School; Guildford Road, Abinger Hammer, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6RZ (telephone: 01306 730470)
Date: Friday, 12th June 2015
Time: 9.30 am to 4 pm (please kindly be at the Abinger Cookery School by 9.15 am)
Cost: £ 135 per person (This hands on style day class includes all printed recipes, all ingredients, my tuition, generous servings of the food at the venue. You will also be taking the food you prepared back home.) For booking, please kindly get in touch with Abinger Cookery School at 01306 730470 or  Contact them at this link.

Courgette fritters with feta and dill; a delicious vegetarian course we will have a go at our class

Courgette fritters with feta and dill; a delicious vegetarian course we will have a go at our hands on Turkish cookery class


1) Turkish flat breads with feta, spinach, onion and peppers; Peynirli ve Sebzeli Pide – a delicious and popular flat bread with scrumptious topping, a real crowd pleaser

2) Gavurdagi Salad of ripe tomatoes, onions, walnuts and pomegranate molasses – So delicious, healthy and gluten – free!

3) Courgette fritters with feta and dill, served with garlic yoghurt; Mucver – a very popular and delicious vegetarian mezze at home

4) Stuffed aubergines with minced meat and vegetables; Karniyarik * –a classic example of Turkish cuisine, showcasing our much loved ingredient, aubergine. (* We are happy to offer the vegetarian option of the stuffed aubergines if requested ahead of time.)

5) Bulgur wheat pilaf with onions, tomatoes and peppers; Sebzeli Bulgur Pilavi – a delicious, wholesome pilaf, a meal itself

6) Yoghurt and cucumber dip with dried mint, Cacik dip

7) Baklava with walnuts; we will learn to make the real thing- much lighter and delicious!

8) Turkish coffee

Peynirli pide, Turkish flat breads with cheese, spinach and pepper topping is at our Turkish cookery course

Peynirli pide, Turkish flat breads with cheese, spinach and pepper topping is at our hands on Turkish cookery course

Places are limited and the class tends to sell out quickly, so if you would like to join us please click here to contact Abinger Cooking School to book the course and registration.

My home made baklava with walnuts; delicious with a lighter, fragrant syrup

We will learn how to make home made baklava with walnuts during our Turkish cookery course; delicious with a lighter, fragrant syrup

Sometimes, all we need is a little encouragement and guidance to try out new, exciting flavors. You will be amazed to see how easy, delicious and wholesome each course are and will be able to recreate these dishes easily at home for friends and family after the course.  As a native and seasoned traveler in Turkey, I will also be delighted to answer any questions you may have on Turkish cuisine or visiting Turkey.


Hope to have a chance to enjoy Turkish cuisine together, Afiyet Olsun,


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