Beyhan Çagri Trock’s “The Ottoman Turk and the Pretty Jewish Girl” is an outstanding Turkish /Sephardic cookbook and fascinating memoir. Trock’s Jewish mother (Beti) and Muslim father (Zeki) immigrated to the United States in the late 1950’s, bringing with them an incredibly rich culture, history, and cuisine. This book contains their story as well as 101 of the authentic Turkish and Sephardic recipes Beti and Zeki grew up with and cooked at home.
"Wow, wanted to tell you how much I am enjoying your unbelievable cookbook, and unbelievable is an understatement!! What a beautifully written memoir and not to mention the over-the-top recipes and illustrations. The cookbook is truly award-winning...wait til James Beard gets a hold of it!! You have launched yourself a new career Beyhan!! You are truly talented!!" - Julie
"This is the most spectacular cookbook I've ever seen. Nothing has been spared. The photography is gorgeous... And the sheer quality of the book... And the recipes look great. Might even inspire me to cook. How long did you say it took you to write the book? I would imagine it took years... Amazing work of art... Rave reviews from this reader"- Marion
"I am sitting here reading the awesome cookbook on Turkish cooking, its a delight :-) I LOVE it. I love the history included and the pictures of the foods are really unique. I will be making some of these foods for real." - Helen
There are cookbooks, and then there’s The Ottoman Turk and the Pretty Jewish Girl - Real Turkish Cooking. This is a “culinary time capsule” of authentic and delicious Turkish and Sephardic family recipes brought to the United States in the 1950’s by the author's unusual and complicated family. A unique and satisfying cookbook/memoir. Makes a perfect gift! Find out more about the book here and check out the articles about the book under Reviews! Sephardic cooking Turkish Sephardic cooking Turkish Sephardic cooking Turkish Sephardic cooking