The Ottoman Empire lasted for 600 years and stretched across three continents at its height. There was an extraordinary diversity of cultures, flora, and fauna across this vast empire—and that meant for a rich, varied cuisine. 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 the 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!