Thursday, 5 July 2012

Crimes against Cucumbers





This title was just too good to ignore. My old friend, Angie Mitchell Sunkur published a very good cookery book 8 years ago; "Secrets of a Turkish Kitchen". If you are new to Turkish cuisine and would like to learn more, you won't find a more accessible volume of recipes. The original is now sold out so for the new imprint, Angie has updated the book and changed the layout. As it is being published in Turkey, the book has to be passed by a publication committee before it can be printed.  This is proving to be a long process. What could be offensive about a cookery book you may think. We were discussing this on the phone when Angie uttered the classic line, "They are looking to see if I've committed any crimes against cucumbers". With that thought dangling, I'll leave you to your imaginations.

Publication is imminent and you can order a copy directly from Angie: <angiemtravel@hotmail.com>

11 comments:

  1. . . one wonders what the problem could be - I've had two books published here in Turkey with all the taxes and holographic stickies and all tied up and sorted inside a couple of weeks. The only galling bit is having to hand over about 10 copies of each for the local bureaucrats and the national library.

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    1. I hope Angie gets in touch with you. You obviously have the inside track

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  2. Looking for subversive vegetables, perhaps? It's been suggested that I should get my book translated and published in Turkey. Would it get past the censors? Now wouldn’t that be delicious?

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    1. Mmm. I think you know the anwer to that.

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  3. Hello! Crimes against cucumbers! What will be next felonies against fruit! Peace.

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  4. More curious still is that I can't get to the link. When I clicked on it, it gave me a warning that this may be what they call a "phishing" website, meaning that it may trick me into giving personal information that will compromise my security (I guess), and then when I clicked "Ignore Warning," it said that the website was not available. Hmmm - I'm beginning to wonder about those cucumbers . . . .

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    1. Sorry about the problem. It is a direct link to angie's email address rather than a website. If you type the address in an email you will get be able to get in touch with her.

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  5. Through the Alphabet it is then . Starting with Apples please

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  6. Anyone know a good English speaking accountant? Based in Bodrum.

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