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Yashim Cooks Istanbul

Yashim Cooks Istanbul

By Jason Goodwin

Published 2016

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Yashim makes a discovery

Cookery wasn’t about fıre: it was about a sharp blade

“Yashim laid the basket on the floor and fished out three onions and a handful of courgettes. He pulled down the chopping board and set it on the little high table where he kept his salt, rice and dried spices. He took a sharp knife from the box beside him and honed it on an English steel which Palewski had given him once, as a surprise. Cookery wasn’t about fire: it was about a sharp blade. Dull blades made for a dull job.