After writing five award-winning thrillers set in 19th century Istanbul, and translated into forty languages, historian and traveller Jason Goodwin collected his sleuth’s favourite Ottoman recipes. The result is Yashim Cooks Istanbul, chosen as one of NPR’s Best Books of 2016.
These are his desert island books, the ten he’d save from a burning kitchen or pack for the Mars shot. With them, you could rebuild civilisation.
He blogs at www.jasongoodwin.info