Ghillie Basan

Ghillie Basan

Writer, broadcaster, and food anthropologist

https://www.ghilliebasan.com
Ghillie Başan is a Scottish-based food and travel writer, cook and workshop host. Her books have been nominated for the Glenfiddich, Guild of Food Writers’, and Cordon Bleu awards.

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ckbk’s Scottish collection: a taste of heritage

ckbk’s Scottish collection: a taste of heritage

We have six books in our Scottish collection (with more on the way), and they are written by some of the finest food writers and culinary historians in the English language, showcase the depth, breadth, and deep-down deliciousness of the country’s food heritage, from the past to the modern day.

Ghillie's favorite cookbooks

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Brick Lane Cookbook

Brick Lane Cookbook

By Dina Begum

Sundays were special to Dina Begum when she was a child - her dad took her to Brick Lane market. Also known as 'Bangla-town' and famed for its concentration of curry houses, it is where East meets West. Sundays are still special with street performers and community commaderie, a buzz of people and food from different culinary cultures - Tibetan momos, Korean grills, Jewish beigles, New York wings, Argentinian, Vietnamese, vegetarian and vegan. Dina guides us through the markets and tastes of Brick Lane, bringing the the aromas and atmosphere to life with Bangladeshi home-cooking, traders' recipes, her mother's dishes and her own twists on classics. She describes the book as a 'labour of love' and it clearly is as Brick Lane has played a big role in her life and she shares that with a generous heart.

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The Mountain Cafe Cookbook

The Mountain Cafe Cookbook

By Kirsten Gilmour

A one-way ticket from New Zealand led this young Kiwi to the Cairngorms where her family recipes for mammoth cakes and hearty ranch-style soups put Aviemore on the culinary map. The winner of numerous awards, Kirsten is a talented chef and a lively character on the Scottish food scene but she also knows the importance of paying and treating her staff well.

Ozlem's Turkish Table

Ozlem's Turkish Table

By Ozlem Warren

Ozlem is an engaging ambassador for the Turkish culinary culture as she shares her passion in her talks, classes, in her blog, and in this personal book which celebrates many of the classics as well as the distinct and vivid dishes of the southern region of Turkey. This is a refreshing look at Turkish cuisine with easy to follow recipes.

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