'Arto der Haroutunian's classic was regarded as a seminal work on a rich culinary tradition. At last, here's a redesigned new edition of the cookbook everone want.' Delicious 'Much admired...covers an impressively disparate range of cultures.' The Independent on Sunday 'Peppered with anecdotes on life, food, and Middle Eastern culture, this book will provide real foodies with a classic they can enjoy for years to come.' The Oxford Times
Arto der Haroutunian died in 1987 at the untimely age of 47. He is survived by his wife and son who still live in Manchester. As well as his passion for cooking, he was a painter of international reputation who exhibited all over the world. His other interests included composing music and translating Turkish, Arab, Persian and Armenian authors. He was a true polymath.