Thank you my dear friend – well at least that’s what I hope it says and doesn’t say something like bugger off you……
You see I don’t know any Turkish and I wanted to say a special thank you, so I’ve had to put my trust in google translator admittedly with trepidation. Time will tell if it is right or not.
I need to say thank you to a dear friend Nia. She blogs over at http://photographyofnia.com/ and shares her life in Istanbul through the lens of her camera. She captures life in and around that beautiful city, on it’s waters, in it’s streets and cafes, it’s flower shops and of course it’s cats. To sum up it’s a love of life through her lens, and it’s captivating.
Now a little while ago Nia dropped me a line and the dear sweet lady said she wanted to send a surprise. And this lovely surprise arrived today. I had no idea what to expect and here I am leafing through a wonderful cookery book called My Grandfather’s Table by Selin Kutucular. A book full of sumptuous and tempting Turkish food. Looking at the recipes I start getting hungry, no matter that I’ve just eaten. From 42 layer borek, to sea bass with swiss chard, and meze of broad beans or artichokes to name a few; a real feast for the eyes.
The words generous and gorgeous don’t seem to do enough justice to her kindness. Needless to say I will be cooking and yes blogging about the recipes from this delightful book.
And the rose? That’s for Nia. My way of saying thank you my dear friend.