Healthful and tantalizing, simple and delicious, Turkish cuisine is well on its way to becoming the next big trend in cooking. Turkey has made an enduring contribution to the worlds cuisine with its diverse and important gastronomic history and classicsimple yet rich in flavorscuisine. Turkish cuisine is a mosaic, a colorful cuisine enriched by the recipes and techniques of many ancient culturesPhoenician, Hittite, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Persian, Chinese, and Greekand the creativity of the cooks and the geography of the regionsthey lived in. Inspired by the best of regional cooking, this unique and masterful collection of recipes shares a rediscovery of timeless authentic, healthful, refreshing, and easy-to-prepare Turkish dishesfrom classics to lesser known family favorites, and even lost recipes. Using only the healthiest and freshest ingredientsfrom fresh fruits and yogurt to vegetables, fish, poultry, and meatthe regional recipes are cooked in an infinite variety of ways, with exciting flavor and texture combinations. Eggplant alone can be prepared in more than 40 different ways. In areas where fish, meat or poultry werent available, cooks created outstanding recipes that utilized grains, pulses, and vegetables.