Turkish cuisine is the similar version of Ottoman cuisine with some additionals from Central Asia, Middle East, Balkanian & mediterranian cuisines.
When you take a look at the whole frame, Turkish cuisine is full of varieties. Aside from common Turkish specialities that can be found throughout the country, there are also many region-specific specialities.
The Black Sea region's cuisine (northern Turkey) is based on corn and anchovies. The southeast—Urfa, Gaziantep and Adana—is famous for its kebabs, mezes and dough-based desserts such as baklava, kadayıf and künefe.
Especially in the western parts of Turkey, where olive trees are grown abundantly, olive oil is the major type of oil used for cooking. The cuisines of the Aegean, Marmara and Mediterranean regions display basic characteristics of Mediterranean cuisine as they are rich in vegetables, herbs and fish. Central Anatolia is famous for its pastry specialities such as mantı and gozleme.
Idea: We have a Professional Kitchen located in Sultanahmet area for the travellers who are wants to learn about the Real Turkish Cuisine in a friendly, relaxed & not rushed atmosphere. we have different menu choices available and teach all different types of Turkish & Ottoman foods. If you want to learn something special, please let us know and we can teach you that recipe as well.
On special inquiry, we can make Home Made Baklava & Turkish Manti.
The lessons can be in the morning - afteroons or evenings. After the cooking we will eat the foods that we prepare along iwth a nice conversation.
Istanbul Cooking Lesson Schedule :
Morning Lesson : 10:30
Afternoon Lesson B 16:30
Our Chefs :
( Mr. Fatih, Mr. Şeref, Mrs. Sevim, Ms. Serpil)
What do we cook in the workshops ?
We will show you the traditional style Turkish & Ottoman Cuisine with Eggplants - Vegetables - Rice - Turkish mezes - Boreks and a wide variety of Turkish Sweets.
Vegetarian or Dietary Turkish Cooking Workshops are available on Request !
In the kitchen; we can give you a brief introduction about Turkish Cuisine. After a nice conversation; wear our aprons and go down to the kitchen to prepare ourselves for the cooking class. This workshop will be very interesting and an adventure for you to experience the Turkish taste.
When finished cooking; we start to prepare a nice table with the foods that we cooked & see how delicious they are.
The classes are all year long & about the timing we have flexibility according to our guests programme. We always recommend to come hungy to the cooking lessons because there is soo much to eat :)
After courses, we eat the dishes prepared by the participants ( can be to take away as well )
Turkish coffe or tea is a traditional and will be offered before / after and during the Lunch.
For more info please send us an e-mail.