Posted by Bob Fuhrman on May 31, 2017
Beyhan Trock, a local architect and a longstanding member of the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Rotary Club, will discuss her book, The Ottoman Turk and the Pretty Jewish Girl - Real Turkish Cooking. Beyhan is the daughter of a Moslem father and a Sephardic Jewish mother.  This is an extraordinary, unique, and beautiful book.  It not only provides a variety of ethnic Jewish and Turkish recipes.  It traces an unusual blend of cultures in mid-20th century Istanbul as well as discusses her parents' love story which had to overcome many obstacles.  The book is at once a cultural history, a biographical study, and a valuable source of culinary experience and wisdom.