Updated 21 May: You can now buy Aegean Flavours here via the Any Given Food Shop.
Aegean Flavours is the brand new book from Didem Senol Tiryakioglu, published by Jacqui Small. Officially released today for the UK, US and Australia (the book was previously available in Turkey in 2010), I’ve been enjoying going through the book over the past few weeks as it’s pure crammed recipes and photos from Turkey’s Aegean region, mashed with contemporary favourites.
The author, Didem Senol Tiryakioglu is a graduate of the French Culinary Institute in Manhattan. In 2010, she opened Lokanta Maya in Karakoy, Istanbul, a small restaurant with an eye on local, seasonal dishes and ingredients. That opening and her dishes saw Time Out Istanbul name her Best Chef for 2010 and in the time since, Didem has opened a bakery and eatery, Gram, in 2012.