Author(s): Rebecca Seal
Step onto the streets of Istanbul and you'll see a city of wonderful contradictions: wander out of an edgy bar and you're likely to turn a corner and stumble across colonial-era embassy buildings and tea houses brimming with old men playing okey. It's this fascinating culture, where east meets west, that inspired Rebecca Seal and Steven Joyce to create Istanbul, a food tour of this wonderful city. Rebecca's easy yet delicious recipes capture the flavours of Turkey, incorporating both modern and traditional flavours. Whip up Cilbir - Turkish poached eggs and garlic - for a lazy Sunday breakfast, or aubergines stuffed with lamb for a satisfying lunch. Learn about the key Turkish ingredients that are not only easy to find but will make your dishes taste authentic. Set against the backdrop of Steven's stunning food and travel photography, Istanbul is a colourful and exciting gastronomical jaunt around one of the world's most fascinating cities.
Rebecca Seal is a journalist, editor, TV presenter and author based in London. Specialising in food, drink, lifestyle and human interest, her work has been published in the Financial Times, Guardian, The Sunday Times, Times, Sunday Telegraph, Observer, Glamour, Grazia and Psychologies in the UK, as well as the Globe and Mail and The Australian. She is currently resident drinks expert on Channel 4's Sunday Brunch TV programme.