Monthly Archives: November 2009


Can’t help it: writing about food, about Yashim’s cooking or – as now – the picnic he’s assembling, to take with him on board ship – makes me terribly hungry.
My first port of call is always Ayla Algar’s splendid book Classical Turkish Cooking: Traditional Turkish Food for the American Kitchen. It’s the Bible.
But today I’m looking for more about pastirmi, the dried beef fillet that travelled to Italy and then to the US as pastrami.
And I found this interesting website: