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Caroline Eden is a travel and food writer focusing on the former Soviet Union and south Asia. She has written for various publications including the Daily Telegraph, Financial Times and the Guardian. She writes a weekly travel page for London's Metro newspaper. Caroline's first book, Samarkand, won the Guild of Food Writers Award for best food and travel book in 2017. She lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.


WINNER Best Food Book Award 2019, Guild of Food Writers Awards
'The recipes become almost like another kind of illustration; they punctuate Eden's travel writing and offer readers a way to connect with places they haven't been, people they haven't met.' -Food & Wine
'Erudite without being stuffy, Eden writes with finesse and subtlety about regional traditions . Enticing to home cooks and armchair travelers alike, Eden's spectacular cookbook transports readers to the Black Sea.'-
Publishers Weekly
(starred review)
WINNER John Avery Award, 2018 Andre Simon Award
WINNER Travel Food and Drink Book of the Year, 2019 Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards
'A genuinely erudite dive into the cultures that meet at the Black Sea. Beautiful enough for the coffee table but fascinating enough for the nightstand and useful in the kitchen, too.' -Tim Hayward, Financial Times
'A wonderfully inspiring book about a magical part of the world' -Viv Groskop, author of The Anna Karenina Fix
'Carefully researched and beautifully written, it's a treat for armchair explorers and cooks with inquisitive palates.' -delicious magazine
'I can't remember the last time I was so enthralled by a cookbook or a travel narrative. The quality of writing is outstanding. And the way the recipes are used to conjure up a sense of history, geography and atmosphere is ingenious.' -Fuchsia Dunlop
'I don't think I've ever been this excited about a book delivery, ever. Caroline Eden has written a masterpiece.' -Olia Hercules
'It's her writing - elegant, fluid and as mesmerising as the Black Sea itself - that captures and holds your attention and imagination throughout this journey.' -Julia Platt Leonard, The Independent
'Packed with human stories as well as history, giving the recipes a significance and resonance.' -Diana Henry, Sunday Telegraph
'Part travelogue, part recipe book, this is a love letter to the sea that welcomes strangers, soaked in colour, history, myth and the flavours of many cultures.' -Nick Hunt author of Where the Wild Winds Are
'The next best thing to actually travelling with Caroline Eden - a warm, erudite and greedy guide - is to read her. This is my kind of book.' -Diana Henry
'Witty, wry and wise . a wholly original and vibrant new format . a triumph.' -Historian and author Owen Matthews, Cornucopia Magazine

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