The Ottoman Kitchen

Author: Sarah Woodward
Publisher: Conran Octopus
Category: Cooking
Page: 144
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The Ottomans elaborated and refined the culinary traditions of the entire Eastern Mediterranean region to create a cuisine that is considered one of the world's greatest and most eclectic. This book explores this tradition, offering a collection of practical recipes for up-to-date versions of classic dishes. 100+ color photos.

Ottoman Cuisine

A Rich Culinary Tradition
Author: Omur Akkor
Publisher: Blue Dome Press
ISBN: 1935295667
Category: Cooking
Page: 97
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Going all the way back to earliest Ottoman cookbooks, chef M. Omur Akkor has collected a rich sampling of Ottoman meals. These recipes, taken from great chefs of the Ottoman's great palaces and from the ordinary kitchens of Ottoman homes, provide a delicious introduction to the kind of cuisines that united one of the greatest empires in history. Part history lesson, part cookbook, Ottoman Cuisine brings history alive—in your kitchen!

Daily Life in the Ottoman Empire

Author: Mehrdad Kia
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 031333692X
Category: History
Page: 294
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• The extensive bibliography provides rich and diverse sources of further reading • An index provides quick reference to the individuals and places mentioned in the text

A Cultural History of the Ottomans

The Imperial Elite and its Artefacts
Author: Suraiya Faroqhi
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 0857727826
Category: History
Page: 328
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Far from simply being a centre of military and economic activity, the Ottoman Empire represented a vivid and flourishing cultural realm. The artefacts and objects that remain from all corners of this vast empire illustrate the real and everyday concerns of its subjects and elites and, with this in mind, Suraiya Faroqhi, one of the most distinguished Ottomanists of her generation, has selected 40 of the most revealing, surprising and striking.Each image - reproduced in full colour - is deftly linked to the latest historiography, and the social, political and economic implications of her selections are never forgotten. In Faroqhi's hands, the objects become ways to learn more about trade, gender and socio-political status and open an enticing window onto the variety and colour of everyday life, from the Sultan's court, to the peasantry and slavery. Amongst its faiences and etchings and its sofras and carpets, A Cultural History of the Ottomans is essential reading for all those interested in the Ottoman Empire and its material culture. Faroqhi here provides the definitive insight into the luxuriant and varied artefacts of Ottoman world.

The Ottoman Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Author: Mehrdad Kia
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1610693892
Category: History
Page: 662
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This two-volume reference provides university and high school students—and the general public—with a wealth of information on one of the most important empires the world has ever known. • Features approximately 180 entries that cover a wide variety of topics related to political, social, and culture aspects of Ottoman society • Features numerous primary documents that add to the vividness of the portrayal of individuals and events • Explores the many countries and numerous ethnic, linguistic, and cultural groups encompassed by the Ottoman Empire • Shows how, for much of its history, Jews, Christians, and Muslims lived side by side in this vast realm • Provides the only work of its kind written for university undergraduates, high school students, and the general public

Bountiful Empire

A History of Ottoman Cuisine
Author: Priscilla Mary Isin
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 1780239394
Category: Cooking
Page: 280
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The Ottoman Empire was one of the largest and longest-lasting empires in history—and one of the most culinarily inclined. In this powerful and complex concoction of politics, culture, and cuisine, the production and consumption of food reflected the lives of the empire’s citizens from sultans to soldiers. Food bound people of different classes and backgrounds together, defining identity and serving symbolic functions in the social, religious, political, and military spheres. In Bountiful Empire, Priscilla Mary Işın examines the changing meanings of the Ottoman Empire’s foodways as they evolved over more than five centuries. Işın begins with the essential ingredients of this fascinating history, examining the earlier culinary traditions in which Ottoman cuisine was rooted, such as those of the Central Asian Turks, Abbasids, Seljuks, and Byzantines. She goes on to explore the diverse aspects of this rich culinary culture, including etiquette, cooks, restaurants, military food, food laws, and food trade. Drawing on everything from archival documents to poetry and featuring more than one hundred delectable illustrations, this meticulously researched, beautiful volume offers fresh and lively insight into an empire and cuisine that until recent decades have been too narrowly viewed through orientalist spectacles.


A Taste of Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon
Author: Claudia Roden
Publisher: Knopf
ISBN: 0307493970
Category: Cooking
Page: 352
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In the 1960s Claudia Roden introduced Americans to a new world of tastes in her classic A Book of Middle Eastern Food. Now, in her enchanting new book, Arabesque, she revisits the three countries with the most exciting cuisines today—Morocco, Turkey, and Lebanon. Interweaving history, stories, and her own observations, she gives us 150 of the most delectable recipes: some of them new discoveries, some reworkings of classic dishes—all of them made even more accessible and delicious for today’s home cook. From Morocco, the most exquisite and refined cuisine of North Africa: couscous dishes; multilayered pies; delicately flavored tagines; ways of marrying meat, poultry, or fish with fruit to create extraordinary combinations of spicy, savory, and sweet. From Turkey, a highly sophisticated cuisine that dates back to the Ottoman Empire yet reflects many new influences today: a delicious array of kebabs, fillo pies, eggplant dishes in many guises, bulgur and chickpea salads, stuffed grape leaves and peppers, and sweet puddings. From Lebanon, a cuisine of great diversity: a wide variety of mezze (those tempting appetizers that can make a meal all on their own); dishes featuring sun-drenched Middle Eastern vegetables and dried legumes; and national specialties such as kibbeh, meatballs with pine nuts, and lamb shanks with yogurt. Claudia Roden knows this part of the world so intimately that we delight in being in such good hands as she translates the subtle play of flavors and simple cooking techniques to our own home kitchens.

Constructing Ottoman Beneficence

An Imperial Soup Kitchen in Jerusalem
Author: Amy Singer
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791488764
Category: Social Science
Page: 240
View: 1949

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Presents the political, social, and cultural context behind Ottoman charity.

The Ottoman Middle East

Studies in Honor of Amnon Cohen
Author: Eyal Ginio,Elie Podeh
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004262962
Category: History
Page: 282
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The Ottoman Middle East discusses various political, social, cultural and economic aspects of the Ottoman Middle East. By using various textual and visual documents, produced in the Ottoman Empire, the collection offers new insights into the matrix of life under Ottoman rule.

The Ottoman Empire and the World around it

Author: Suraiya Faroqhi
Publisher: I.B.Tauris
ISBN: 0857730231
Category: History
Page: 304
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In Islamic law the world was made up of the House of Islam and the House of War with the Ottoman Sultan - the perceived successor to the Caliphs - supreme ruler of the Islamic world. However, Suraiya Faroqhi demonstrates that there was no iron curtain between the Ottoman and other worlds but rather a long-established network of diplomatic, financial, cultural and religious connections. These extended to the empires of Asia and the modern states of Europe. Faroqhi’s book is based on a huge study of original and early modern sources, including diplomatic records, travel and geographical writing, as well as personal accounts. Its breadth and originality will make it essential reading for historians of Europe and the Middle East. ‘An illuminating book by one of the world’s leading experts on Ottoman history’- Noel Malcom, Sunday Telegraph

Transformation of Muslim Mystical Thought in the Ottoman Empire

Author: John J Curry
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748686916
Category: Religion
Page: 352
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Based on careful study of the substantial and largely unpublished manuscript legacy left by the Halveti mystical order, one of the most influential Sufi orders in the Ottoman Empire, this is a history of the rise and spread of its Sa'baniyye branch betwee

Mamluks and Ottomans

Studies in Honour of Michael Winter
Author: David J Wasserstein,Ami Ayalon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136579176
Category: History
Page: 262
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Focusing on Near Eastern history in Mamluk and Ottoman times, this book, dedicated to Michael Winter, stresses elements of variety and continuity in the history of the Near East, an area of study which has traditionally attracted little attention from Islamists. Ranging over the period from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century, the articles in this book look at the area from Istanbul down through Syria and Palestine to Arabia, the Yemen and the Sudan. The articles demonstrate the great wealth of the materials available, in a wide variety of languages, from archival documents to manuscripts and art works, as well as inscriptions and buildings, police records and divorce documentation. The topics covered are equally as varied and include Dufism, the festival of Nabi Musa, military organisations, doctors, and charity to name but a few.

Der Meisterkoch

Author: Saygin Ersin
Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe
ISBN: 3455002226
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
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Istanbul um 1600, Blütezeit des Osmanischen Reichs. Im Topkapi-Palast kommt ein außergewöhnliches Kind zur Welt, der junge Pascha verfügt über einen absoluten Geschmackssinn. Als der Sultan all seine männlichen Verwandten ermorden lässt, überlebt der Junge das grausame Massaker mithilfe des Küchenchefs. Ihm gelingt die Flucht, und er beginnt seine Lehrjahre. In Bagdad studiert er Sternen- und Naturheilkunde, auf der Insel Hormus unterweist ihn die Herrin der Aromen in Gewürzkunde, die Lehre der Geschmacksrichtungen, und die symbolische Meisterschaft verleiht ihm ein Bibliothekar in Alexandria. Als Meisterkoch kehrt er zurück nach Istanbul, wo er seine große Liebe Kamer, die begnadete Tänzerin, wiederfinden will. Und er hat sich geschworen, Rache zu nehmen für die Ungerechtigkeiten, die ihm als Kind widerfahren sind. Schließlich wähnt er sich am Ziel seines Strebens: die legendäre Palastküche, Inbegriff aller kulinarischer Wonnen, raffiniertester Intrigen und gefährlicher Eifersucht ...

World Kitchen Morocco

Author: Murdoch Books Test Kitchen
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 1742665004
Category: Cooking
Page: 256
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World Kitchen Morocco explores the ways in which geography, climate, culture and tradition have shaped one of the world's most popular cuisines. It takes a look at the behind-the-scenes world of growers, artisans, chefs and home cooks, whose passion for produce helps maintain and reinterpret the regional styles and flavours of Morocco's rich and varied food. More than 100 recipes including street food, festive food, seafood specialties, tagines, breads, vegetable dishes and pastries.

Frontiers of the Ottoman Imagination

Studies in Honour of Rhoads Murphey
Author: N.A
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 900428351X
Category: History
Page: 330
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In Frontiers of the Ottoman Imagination Marios Hadjianastasis has created a collection of the latest scholarship on diverse topics in Ottoman studies.

A Monetary History of the Ottoman Empire

Author: Sevket Pamuk,Professor of Economic History Sevket Pamuk
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521441971
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 276
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An important book on the monetary history of the Ottoman empire by a leading economic historian.

Osman's Dream

The Story of the Ottoman Empire 1300-1923
Author: Caroline Finkel
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848547854
Category: History
Page: 704
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The Ottoman chronicles recount that the first sultan, Osman, dreamt of the dynasty he would found - a tree, fully-formed, emerged from his navel, symbolising the vigour of his successors and the extent of their domains. This is the first book to tell the full story of the Ottoman dynasty that for six centuries held sway over territories stretching, at their greatest, from Hungary to the Persian Gulf, and from North Africa to the Caucasus. Understanding the realization of Osman's vision is essential for anyone who seeks to understand the modern world.

A History of Ottoman Architecture

Author: John Freely
Publisher: WIT Press
ISBN: 1845645065
Category: Architecture
Page: 437
View: 1905

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This book, intended for audiences with an interest in architecture, particularly that of the Ottoman Turks, is focused on the history of the extant buildings in the Republic of Turkey. The books begins with a brief history of the Ottoman Empire and develops by outlining the mains features of Ottoman architecture and discusses the biography of the great Ottoman architect Sinan.The successive chapters will follow the development Ottoman architecture, first in Iznik (Nicaea), then in Bursa and Edirne, their first and second capitals, and finally in Istanbul, the capital from 1453 until 1923. The first of the several chapters on Istanbul will describe the rebuilding of the city, Greek Constantinople, after its conquest in 1454 by Sultan Mehmet II, who began the construction program that created a new Muslim capital. The remaining chapters will follow the development of the Ottoman architecture in Istanbul during the reigns of Mehmet's successors, particularly Süleyman the Magnificent, who with his chief architect Sinab erected the most splendid mosque complexes that still adorn the old city.