Mary Isin has lived in Turkey since 1973. She has translated over 150 books on Turkish history, culture, and archaeology, and in 1983 she started researching Ottoman cuisine and learned Ottoman Turkish so as to be able to read old cookbooks. She is the author ofThe Turkish Kitchen and a forthcoming encyclopedic dictionary of Ottoman cuisine.
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