About this site
I am a Turkish housewife and mother who has been living in Canada since 1995. Somehow during my free time, I always find myself in the kitchen. I grew up in a traditional Turkish household and have been cooking traditional Turkish meals for decades.
In early 2005, my daughter and I thought it might be a good idea to post my recipes online, so that other people can be introduced to Turkish cuisine, which is one of the most varied and overlooked cooking styles. Since I moved to Canada, I've often wondered why no one knows much about Turkish cuisine in North America, considering that Turkish cuisine is one of the three largest kitchens in the world in terms of variety along with Chinese and French.
So this is the result: Turkish Cookbook. I hope you will enjoy the delicious, healthy and simple-to-prepare dishes that Turkish cuisine has to offer. Usually our recipes are heavy on vegetables and grains, and the most commonly used meat is lamb. We have many seafood dishes as well since Turkey is surrounded by sea on three sides.
Please feel free to leave any comments, suggestions or questions here on the site, or you can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. And make sure to check back often as I'll be adding recipes once or twice a week.
My daughter and I recently added a section for International Recipes that I've collected over the years as a result of living abroad for so long. Some of them we've enjoyed and others not. :) I decided to share the better recipes that are now a part of my repertoire.