Samarkand by Caroline Eden
Recipes & Stories from Central Asia & The Caucasus

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Over hundreds of years, various ethnic groups have passed through this city, sharing and influencing each other's cuisine and leaving their culinary stamp. Samarkand is a love letter to Central Asia and the Caucasus, containing travel essays, beautiful photography and recipes that are little known in the West that have been expertly adapted for the home cook. There is an introduction to the region (explaining the ethnic groups – Uzbeks, Tajiks, Russian, Turkis, Koryo-Saram, Jewish, Caucasus, Afghan) with a useful pantry of essential ingredients, followed by an array of delicious dishes. These include Lamb Kebabs with Cinnamon, Cloves & Hot Hummus, Pumpkin Stuffed with Jeweled Rice, Pomegranate & Vodka Sorbet and the all-important breads of the region – non, flatbreads and pides.

About Caroline Eden

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Caroline Eden specializes in Central Asia and the Caucasus. She is a regular contributor to the travel, food and culture pages of The Guardian, Financial Times, Independent, and Asian Art newspaper as well as a weekly travel page for London’s Metro. She has reported on key events in Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan for BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent. Eleanor Ford is a food journalist who focuses on making world cuisines accessible to the home cook. She has been a recipe developer and editor for the Good Food Channel and BBC Good Food Magazine. She has judged The Guild of Food Writers’ Awards, was local editor for Zagat’s Hong Kong guide and has been a Time Out restaurant reviewer.
Published June 7, 2016 by Kyle Books. 224 pages
Genres: Cooking.

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Travels to the historic city of Samarkand and its neighboring regions inspired journalist Eden and recipe developer Ford to put together this artful collection of recipes from Turkey, Russia, Central Asia, and the Caucasus. In course-based chapters packed with photographs, home cooks and armchair...

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