Jason Goodwin is a historian and crime writer whose bestselling Yashim detective series is set in 19th century Istanbul. The Janissary Tree won the Edgar Award for Best Novel and the series has been translated into over 40 languages. He is the author of Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire, among other award-winning nonfiction. Yashim Cooks Istanbul is his first cookbook. He lives with Kate and their children in Dorset. ‘When you read a historical mystery by Jason Goodwin, you take a magic carpet ride to the most exotic place on earth.’ New York Times. Visit his website here or follow him on Twitter.