Issue 18, Volume 3 1999
Beautiful enough to be a coffee-table book, authoritative enough to satisfy scholars, and always a treat to read, for almost three decades Cornucopia has been the magazine for connoisseurs of Turkey – and for anyone who would like to delve deeper into the wonders of this country, with its extraordinarily rich history, culture and cuisine.
· TRAVELLERS TALES: Adventures of the Three Donketeers: Anatolia on foot 40 years ago, by Christopher Trillo.
· CENTRAL ASIA: From Steppe to Snow to Desert Sands: Caroline Eden on the intrepid photographer Ergun Çağatay’s 10,000-mile journey; Chris Gardner on the epic flora of the Silk Road; and the explorer John Hare on how the King of the Gobi, the two-humped wild camel, was saved.
· ARCHITECTURE A Balkan beauty: Berrin Torolsan is enchanted by the House of Hindliyan in Ottoman Plovdiv.
· ART Behind Palace Doors: Philip Mansel on Mouradgea d’Ohsson, the enigmatic go-between who revealed the Topkapı to Enlightenment. Plus A newly discovered portrait of Süleyman the Magnificent; the art of Turkish calligraphy that almost vanished; and a feast for the eyes – the painting of 19th-century Qajar banquet.
· COOKERY Sweet Endings: Berrin Torolsan on hoşaf, the Turkish compote, the perfect finale to any meal.
· POSTSCRIPT David Barchard 1947–2020: Roger Norman and Patricia Daunt pay tribute to a scholarly journalist.