Purple Citrus and Sweet Perfume: Cuisine of the Eastern Mediterranean

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Harper Collins, Aug 2, 2011 - Cooking - 256 pages
A rare and beautiful gem of a cookbook, Purple Citrus and Sweet Perfume celebrates the succulent cuisine of the Eastern Mediterranean, a land rich in multi-cultural Ottoman tradition. Popular British chef Silvena Rowe gives us a beautifully designed, lavishly photographed compendium of inspiring and enticing recipes—a treat for the eyes, mind, and heart as well as the palate.

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PURPLE CITRUS & SWEET PERFUME: Cuisine of the Eastern Mediterranean

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Sensual recipes designed to inspire a passion for Eastern Mediterranean cuisine.Rowe (Feasts, 2009) pays homage to the renowned chefs of the Ottoman Empire who prized food for its sensual attributes ... Read full review

Purple Citrus & Sweet Perfume: Cuisine of the Eastern Mediterranean

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Born in Bulgaria of Turkish descent, London chef and television personality Rowe (Feasts: Food for Sharing from Central and Eastern Europe) here offers up a set of mostly Turkish and Syrian recipes ... Read full review


Foreword by Heston Blumenthal
Böreks Pilafs Salads
The Eastern Mediterranean Pantry

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About the author (2011)

Silvena Rowe was born and raised in the ancient city of Plovdiv, Bulgaria, just three hundred miles from Istanbul. Her Turkish father instilled in her a love of cooking, and he passed down, as generations had before him, the traditions of the Ottoman cuisine. Rowe is the executive chef at Quince at the iconic May Fair Hotel in London. A popular British television personality, she is a regular guest on the BBC's Saturday Kitchen and ITV's This Morning. She has written for the Guardian and served as a consultant on the David Cronenberg film Eastern Promises. Her first book, Feasts, won the Glenfiddich Food and Drink Award. She lives in London, England.

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