Sunday, 29 April 2018

A Cookery Dream


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. 


12 comments:

  1. Sounds delightful - I'm very much looking forward to seeing my copy. I will try to see her when she comes to Fethiye.

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  2. Already 'booked' in - it's been three years since we last met up.

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    1. I've just seen your photo with Ozlem on FB

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  3. The book looks gorgeous - very coffee table!

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    1. You must get one if you haven't already

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  4. Annie, so lovely to finally meet up in person! I, too, love Ozlem's book and need to do a lil write up as well. Perhaps we'll meet up in Turkey one day too. ;)

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  5. B to B, Much of my cooking since we moved to Turkey has been based on Özlem's recipes. She has such a well-deserved international reputation. We got our copy of her book delivered to us a couple of weeks ago - it's a work of art. I'm so happy that Joy and you attended her book launch!

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    1. The quality of the paper and photographs is amazing. The recipes we can all vouch for

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  6. Dearest Annie, thank you so much for this lovely post; I am humbled and so honored to have you at my book launch in London, a very special thanks and huge thanks for coming over. I can not thank you and everyone enough to make this book happen, with all the support and contributions, cok cok tesekkurlerimle, so hope to be back and see you all in Bodrum in autumn, will do my best : ) Cok tesekkur ve sevgilerimle, Ozlem xxx

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    1. It was a pleasure to come. I hope to see you soon

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