Gentleman with – ouch!

A reader just wrote to me about her research into Turkish knives, especially the curved knives used for cutting up borek and baklava. She had prompted by visiting Aygun Bozdogan at Kalite Bicak, the little cutler’s shop between the Spice Bazaar and Rustem Pasha Mosque.

His collection is quite astonishing, from the tiniest shiny penknife that the Valide might wield to huge meat choppers for mincing lamb for a kebab. Obvious destination for a crime writer…

I did an interview with him a couple of years ago, with a reading from The Snake Stone:

Hope you enjoy this! ‘Like’ it and share it if you want…




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2 responses to “Gentleman with – ouch!

  1. Perry Doig

    Just finished my first read (An Evil Eye) and have been trying to find the rcipe mentioned on pg. 32. Can you provide it please. Heading for the library to find the rest of Yashmin. These are a great read.
    P. Doig

    • jasongoodwin

      Glad you enjoyed it, Perry, and hope you like The Janissary Tree, The Snake Stone and The Bellini Card – in that order!
      For the recipe, search kakavia in the search tab below, or go to
      Good eating!

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