Cornucopia is the magazine for connoisseurs of Turkey – gorgeous enough for the coffee table, serious enough to be found in academic libraries. This truly remarkable publication – beautiful, uncompromising and independent – is an ever-growing compendium of all things Turkish: history, culture, art, food, travel…
The arbiter of taste Tyler Brûlé has described Cornucopia in the Financial Times as ‘a cross between The World of Interiors and National Geographic, with a gentle Turkic twist’.
The New York Review of Magazines writes: ‘It’s a truism that the measure of a travel magazine’s success is whether it makes you yearn to visit the destinations it depicts. Cornucopia goes one better. It is a vacation in itself.’
The latest issue is Cornucopia 49, Travels in Tartary
Cornucopia.net is Cornucopia’s online companion, a cultural guide designed for connoisseur and traveller alike. It includes a critical Guide, Events listings, and the exclusive Cornucopia Hotel Collection, where you can book yourself into the best hotels at the best prices. Topping our list of favourite escapes is The Splendid on Büyükada. Also popular are three new entries in Istanbul’s old European quarter, the Adahan, Baylo Suites and Karaköy’s deliciously fun Sub Hotel, next to the newly restored Kılıç Ali Paşa Hamam.
Our Guide pages explore the places and people behind the stories in Cornucopia, offering a veritable fountain of information and myriad links.
In Events we navigate Istanbul’s phenomenal arts scene as well as Turkey-related happenings worldwide, offering a wide selection of choice pickings. Current stars are the Ottoman embroideries in Skill of the Hand, Delight of the Eye at the Sadberk Hanım Museum until June 30, and the SSM’s new 1001 Faces of Orientalism.
Missed some of our back issues? Want to take out a subscription? Longing to read up on Turkey? In the Cornucopia Store you will find all our back issues and subscription details, along with our extensive selection of books and music CDs – all delivered post-free to Cornucopia subscribers.
And if you are looking for a gift for someone with a passion for Turkey, take a look at our latest specially discounted collector’s packs.
Scroll down to The Bookshop for a list of the latest titles featured in Cornucopia, and links to books listed by category.
Victoria Khroundina encounters tulipmania on a stroll through Gülhane Park, and reveals the story of Chekhov Yalta romance and Anna Akhmatova’s teenage years in Crimea.
As spring turns to summer in Turkey, Roger Williams reports on a new portal for walking, cycling and horse riding holidays.
And a Cornucopia subscriber follows up the cover story of issue 48, and finds some of Denizli’s painted village mosques in sore need of repair. Others, like Boğaziçi Camii, are well worth the effort: ‘a great adventure was had in pursuit of viewing this dear little place,’ writes Janet Surman in her letter.
Books featuring in the new Cornucopia