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Jars of olives in a Turkish market

Turkish mezeLiven up your table with a variety of healthy and tasty dips, salads, stuffed vegetables, savoury pastries, and kebabs and kofte flavoured with lots of fresh herbs and aromatic spices.

Moroccan tajine

Flavours of Morocco ..."not only a stellar cookbook but simply fascinating reading ... Basan's fascination with the culture and the exotic food of North Africa is contagious."
(Today's Diet & Nutrition Magazine)

Moroccan tajine

Cooking workshops
... "the world's foremost authority on Turkish and Moroccan cuisine, and if you want some of the epicurean magic to rub off you have to be willing to do some hard yards in her kitchen."
(Richard Bath: Scotland on Sunday)



Bien venue!, Welcome!, Hoş geldiniz!


Welcome to Ghillie Başan’s website. Here you can find information about Ghillie and her books, the cookery workshops she runs at her home and her cook’s bazaar - a place to buy a selection of useful cooking utensils she has picked up on her travels. You can also find out about her holiday cottage in the Cairngorm National Park and how to book it.

Also on this page you can learn about her current projects, forthcoming cookery workshops and book releases.

Thanks for taking the time to visit the website.


Whats New?

We are busy on the new website which is due to be launched in the next couple of weeks. Watch this space!

2010 Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards

2010 Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media AwardsFlavours of Morocco has been nominated for

The 2010 Le Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards will provide global recognition to the very best in the international food and drink publishing and broadcasting industries.




Forthcoming titles:

500 Asian (2009)

Kebabs & Satays (2010)

Lebanese Cooking (2009)

The Food and Cooking of Lebanon, Syria and Jordan (2009)

Turkish Meze, Soups, Salads and Snacks' (February 2009)
















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