TREE OF LIFE ENDORSEMENTS

"The "aliveness" of the very freshest vegetables in your own garden or farmer's market deserves a cookbook that honors not only nutritional vitality, but also the hundreds of generations of great cooks who have refined Turkey's favorite recipes into a kaleidoscopic whirl of tastes, aromas, colors and textures. Authors Stocke and Brenner celebrate the cuisine of a culinary-crossroads country in ways that are truly mouth-watering."  Deborah Szekely

 
 
Joy and Angie with Denise Roa, the Executive Chef of La Cocina Que Canta, under the tree of life - Rancho La Puerta.

Joy and Angie with Denise Roa, the Executive Chef of La Cocina Que Canta, under the tree of life - Rancho La Puerta.

Deborah Szekely, co-founder Rancho La Puerta health & fitness resort, and founder Golden Door spa. 

"The "aliveness" of the very freshest vegetables in your own garden or farmer's market deserves a cookbook that honors not only nutritional vitality, but also the hundreds of generations of great cooks who have refined Turkey's favorite recipes into a kaleidoscopic whirl of tastes, aromas, colors and textures. Authors Stocke and Brenner celebrate the cuisine of a culinary-crossroads country in ways that are truly mouth-watering." 

 
Maria Speck and her award winning book.

Maria Speck and her award winning book.

Maria Speck, food journalist and award-winning author of Simply Ancient Grains and Ancient Grains for Modern Meals.

Turkish cuisine, long overlooked, comes to the fore in this lush and inviting cookbook. Packed with vibrant recipes, this book is laced with the aromas of the country’s rich culinary history, offering something for everyone: chicken with walnut sauce, jeweled beet dip, dilled yogurt soup with chickpeas and rice, and rose milk pudding—you want to get cooking at once!

 

 

 
Pat Straube and Angie at the Orchard Hill Inn- Tree of Life Volcan Mountain Fundraiser.

Pat Straube and Angie at the Orchard Hill Inn- Tree of Life Volcan Mountain Fundraiser.

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This finely vetted collection of Anatolian/Turkish recipes is not only an adventure in food, it serves as the basis for good nutritious eating. Tree of Life honors my Armenian background and makes it possible for me to experience a wider range of Eastern Mediterranean cooking.  In fact, we use many of these authentic recipes in our restaurant at Orchard Hill and at private dinner parties in our community. 

Goodbye complicated and high-calorie recipes. Hello handfuls of fresh herbs, lamb & chicken in all forms, and simple desserts including tasty cookies, puddings and fruit. Our small town loves to entertain and this cookbook is the new kitchen “Bible” –What a way to live!  

Pat Straube – Owner of Orchard Hill Country Inn, Julian, California