Özlem Warren's Blog has been my go-to destination for recipe checking and inspiration for several years now. I joined the chorus of her many friends urging her to put all her recipes in one place and write a book. She has gone further than this and produced a cookery memoir that paints an aromatic picture of what it is like to grow up in a Turkish household that appreciates its Eastern Mediterranean culinary heritage. Özlem has written a book that is so lovely to look at that my copy will be kept on the coffee table, not on the kitchen shelf.
|Book Launch in Vout-O-Reenee's|
Congratulations to Özlem for creating a work of art - on the page this time rather than on a plate, and to have sold over 700 hardback copies before the book has hit the bookshops, shows how many fans she has around the world.
|Three blogger-cooks finally get together. Joy , Özlem , and BacktoBodrum|
Özlem is on her way to Turkey this week end for book signing events in Istanbul, Izmir and Fethiye. Details here. We are looking forward to seeing her in Bodrum in September.