Published twice a year, 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.’ And Oryx, Qatar Airways’ flight magazine describes Cornucopia as ‘the much coveted magazine for the modern Turkish aesthete’.
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Shows not to miss this month include the very impressive Joan Miró: Women, Birds, Stars at the Sakıp Sabancı Museum, Orientalism in Polish Art at Pera Museum and the celebration of 100 years of Turkish cinema at Istanbul Modern. And the Millî Reasürans Gallery is hosting Shock Therapy, which offers a glimpse into photography in Poland. Meanwhile, our gallery walks continue to bring you the best of contemporary art in the city.
In other exhibition news, Tim Cornwell visits a show in London which showcases photographs taken by Francis Bedford when he accompanied the Prince of Wales a tour of the Ottoman Middle East and Greece. Back in Istanbul, Victoria Khroundina reviews the Design Biennial. And we eagerly await a new art fair taking place in Dubai next year…
Whether or not it originated with Alexander the Great, pasta, in all its shapes and sizes, is a food that has known no boundaries of class, country or time, nourishing babies, delighting emperors and keeping armies on the move. Berrin Torolsan celebrates the Turkic take on a practical staple
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