Seljuk book competes to be the best
BALIKESİR - Anatolia News AgencyTurkish Muhammed Ömür Akkor’s book “Selçuklu Mutfağı” (Seljuk Cuisine), which competed in the world-famous Gourmand Cookbook Awards, has been honored as one of the world’s five best cookbooks.
Akkor said the competition was considered the Nobel Prizes of cookbooks, adding that he entered it with his own book “Selçuklu Cuisine” and “Osmanlı’dan Günümüze Yumurtalı Tarifler” (Egg Recipes from the Ottomans to the Present) and his brothers joined the competition with “Osmanlı Deniz Mutfağı” (Ottoman Sea Cuisine).
“My two books deserved awards. The book on Seljuk cuisine received the Gourmand Cookbook Awards 2012 Best Culinary History Book award. My siblings’ book also received the Best Fish and Sea Products Book Award. Some 12,000 books from 178 countries entered the competition and many books could win ‘the best’ book award. Among these books, the best of the best will be chosen. My book went on the finals with four other books from the U.S., France, Mexico and Spain.” The award will be presented to the winner on Feb. 23, 2013 at the opening of the Paris Book Fair, Akkor added.