Somer Sivrioglu is the happy proprietor of Efendy's, a great turkish restaurant in trendy Balmain in the Inner West of Sydney. I have visited quite early in the piece and have not been back recently, but it was a very happy and delicious experience. Hence why I was keen to revisit Somer's cuisine.
Also, Somer has just released a book, three years in the making, called Anatolia, part travelogue, part recipes book and it is a phenomenal book, beautiful manufactured and designed by Murdoch.
Barbara Sweeney had organised for Somer to perform at the Everleigh Market where she runs a regular stall called Talking Cookbook, where she gives free cooking advice to people visiting. Rumor has it that I might be invited along one of her next attendance and bring my own cookbooks...
So, here we go, watching Somer preparing two of the dishes from his book
It was a delight to watch and listen to Somer cooking his Turkish Deligths. I got a chance to taste everything and it was deliciously simple and earthy: the turkish version of cucina povera! Perfect!
Born in France, well travelled, relocated to Sydney in 1997.
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