Authors Of Samarkand Interviewed In The Boston Globe

Travel writer Caroline Eden (left) and food writer Eleanor Ford were interviewed in The Boston Globe by Globe correspondent Michael Fleak.

Posted on June 29, 2016 by Anna

‘Samarkand’ authors explore a culinary crossroads.

Eden, who lives in Edinburgh, teamed with her friend Eleanor Ford, a food writer based in London, to create a book of essays and recipes that look at the complex cultural influences of central Asia. Their new book, “Samarkand: Recipes & Stories From Central Asia & the Caucasus,” looks at the region through the cuisines of seven groups that left their mark on Samarkand: Tajiks, Russians, Turks, Jews, Koreans, Caucasians, and Uzbeks. Over several years of working on the project, Eden visited a dozen times and Ford spent time in the kitchens of home cooks and restaurants to create recipes highlighting flavors of the region.

Read the full interview here.

Samarkand: Recipes & Stories From Central Asia & the Caucasus is out now. Click to buy.