9781846591440 March 2013 Paperback 369pp

About the Book

Lilia wakes up one morning to discover that her marriage is not what it seemed. Marc cannot face his empty apartment after the loss of his beloved. Ferda struggles with the demands of family life, but all she wants is to follow her passion: to cook with freedom for the people she truly loves.

In this sweeping story, taking in the streets and markets of New York, Paris and Istanbul, courage and desire begin to stir through three very different people

About the Author

Born in Izmir, Turkey, is a writer and journalist. A bestseller in Turkey, Soufflé is her first novel to be translated into English.


'A modern Turkish writer with the subtle, steady gaze of Balzac. With quiet brilliance, Asli Perker shows how couples and families from Paris to the Philippines cope with sudden catastrophic loss. And at the heart of the book, balancing loss, there is always food: warming, adding flavour, expressing love and celebration.'
Maggie Gee OBE

'Many writers can make readers hungry with their descriptions of food. In Soufflé, the first book by Asli Perker to be published in English, the Turkish author displays the rarer gift of making her readers want to cook ... Soufflé is as rich and satisfying as its namesake'
Time Out Istanbul

'Full of insightful details about life, and the emotional life of each of the characters is beautifully conveyed'
NewBooks Magazine

'Packed with beautiful descriptions of food ... Recommended to people who enjoy reading about cookery.'
Farm Lane Books

'A funny, moving, clever book which examines the real meaning of family as it explores the true power of food. Delicious in every sense.'
Daily Mail