Crime, history and travel: award-winning author Jason Goodwin first walked to Istanbul from the Baltic coast. He is author of Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire (Picador). His five Yashim the Investigator novels, beginning with the Edgar Award winning The Janissary Tree (Faber) are set in 19th century Istanbul and have been translated into forty languages. YASHIM COOKS ISTANBUL is his first cookbook. He lives in Dorset.