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E-cookbook now available as app for iPad, iPhone

The award-winning cookbook Celebration at the Sarayi is now available for sale on Apple's iTunes App Store. The app version contains all the multimedia features of the original PDF e-cookbook, but makes them viewable for the first time on theiPad

Celebration at the Sarayi coverThe PDF version's second edition of chef Channon Mondoux's resurrection of influential 16th century recipes is viewable on a computer using the free Adobe Reader.

Celebration at the Sarayi (2nd Edition PDF) is now available for download.

Celebration at the Saryai app for Apple iPad, iPhone, $9.99 at iTunes

Or purchase full multimedia PDF version as a download by clicking on the Buy Now button below.


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Take interactive cookbook's journey back in time to ancient Istanbul where exotic tastes were born

As you listen to our storyteller invite you to travel back in time, narrated against a backdrop of historic images depicting life in ancient Istanbul, you quickly realize Celebration at the Sarayi is no ordinary cookbook on Turkish cuisine.

Chef Channon Mondoux is your guide, resurrecting recipes from the crossroads of the ancient Spice Road to Europe, and adapting them for the modern kitchen in easy to print out and use recipes.

Recipes inside this multimedia electronic cookbook include:

  • Etli Yaprak Dolmasi / Stuffed grapeleaves with lamb and plumsSarayi CD
  • Qatlama Boregi / Savory layered bread
  • Pide / Flad bread
  • Manti / Stuffed pasta with yogurt sauce
  • Rummaniyye / Chicken in pomegranate sauce
  • Kyzartmak Kuzu / Roast lamb
  • Seker Borek / Sweet stuffed pastry
  • Tray Baklava / The origins of this classic dessert
  • Kahve / Turkish coffee

Where you might need extra help, Chef Channon gives video demonstrations on techniques to guide you even further. All in an easy to use, easy to navigate, multimedia PDF file, available as a CD or download. See page samples below:

Use the purchase buttons at left to buy Celebration at the Sarayi. Go to The Eclectic Kiltchen for more information on Chef Channon and her work. And start making history in your own kitchen.

Washington Post highlights Chef Channon's cooking

When Channon Mondoux presented a cooking demonstration at Washington D.C.'s Sur La Table in September 2009, the Washington Post's assistant food editor Bonnie Benwick was in attendance. The next day in the Post's food blog All We Can Eat, Benwick wrote about the recipes Chef Channn prepared from her e-cookbook, and raved about the stuffed grapeleaves mad "the old, oldfashioned way... and they were some of the best I've had." Go to How to Eat Like Turkish Royalty for the full article.

Chef Channon on Wisconsin Public Radio

Here on Earth: Radio Without Borders, a show on international culture, hosted Chef Channon in July 2009 as the sole guest on its hour-long program, originating at the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. Listen to the podcast of the show to hear Channon and host Jean Feraca discuss the book, its recipes, and the history Channon uncovered about the Ottoman cuisine.

Silver medal awarded Celebration at the Sarayi

On Earth Day, April 22, 2009, the Living Living Now Silver MedalNow Book Awards by Independent Publisher presented Celebration at the Sarayi with a silver medal in the ethnic cookbook category. For complete results, go to www.independentpublisher.com.

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