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“Cooking Lesson - Istanbul”

Afiyet Olsun Istanbul- Cooking Workshop
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Owner description: We have a Professional & Home 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. Vegetarian Cuisine is also available for our guests. 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. Afiyet Olsun Istanbul. 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, kadayif and kunefe.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 manti and gozleme.Afiyet Olsun Istanbul- Cooking WorkshopIdea : This is a special tour about representing Turkish cuisine with its culture. During tour , you will be able to learn to cook traditional Turkish Cuisine from our pofessional Turkish chefs.Morning lessons starts 10:30 or 11:00 Afternoon lessons are between 13:30 or 15:00Duration is app. 2.5 - 3 Hours.But we always have flexibility on timings.. Cooking times depends on the students..Location : The classes are held in 2 different location. Our Home kitchen is located in the Sultanahmet area ( Old Town ) and our profesional kitchen is located in Galata Area.Our Chefs : (Mr. Fatih, Mr. Seref, Mrs. Sevim, Ms. Serpil) They are all professional Experienced Turkish Chefs in Taditional Turkish CuisineMenu : Our chefs decide about what to cook before the lessons because we don't like to repeat the same recipes over and over to our students but we usually cook 4 or 5 course meal alond with a traditional Turkish Sweet. If there is any food you like to learn, please send e-mail to us and we can add the recipe to our lesson.Vegetarian Turkish Cooking : We also organise Turkish Vegetarian Cooking. Please let us know if you are interested.
Mumbai (Bombay), India
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cooking Lesson - Istanbul”
Reviewed 22 June 2013

I came across Les Arts Turc while researching for our visit to Turkey in June 2013. They offer many workshops - calligraphy, Turkish language lessons, painting on tiles etc. but what excited me most was their lesson on Turkish cuisine. An extended family of 13 members - ages ranging from 80 to 11 years - decided to go on a gastronomy excursion. We were taken to a beautifully appointed professional kitchen. There were about 8 fully kitted out workstations ready with all ingredients that would be required. We were handed out our aprons and got down to some seriously fun filled cooking session. We were taught how to make a starter, pilaf, non veg main course, a veg main course and a dessert. The instructions were clear and concise and the chief chef and his assistants handled the group very well. After the session we all sat down to the hearty meal cooked by us. The dining area, on the ground floor, was airy and bright. This workshop was really the highlight of our trip and I recommend it as a must do when in Istanbul. As promised the recipes were emailed to us promptly.

Visited June 2013
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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“A great experience!”
Reviewed 28 May 2013

We had a morning's cookery lesson with Alp and his mother in a small flat in Sultanahmet. There were just the two of us although I belive that Alp runs courses for bigger groups as well. The recipes were suitably simple for us to be able to try to recreate them at home but also authentically Turkish. The food was delicious - don't have a large breakfast before doing this class! We also really enjoyed the opportunity to talk to Alp about Turkish culture and history - his English is really good and he was very happy to answer our questions. After the lesson he took us to the Spice Bazaar and showed us some fabulous shops just outside the Bazaar - wonderful delicatessens ans spice shops!! Highly recommended!!

Visited May 2013
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London, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Turkish Home Cooking”
Reviewed 21 March 2013

We spent a really lovely morning cooking a huge meal in a beautiful flat - it wasn't restaurant style as some of their course are, but home cooking. The recipes were easy enough to do at home, but exotic enough to be things I have never tried before. Our teacher was charming and very enthusiastic and clearly a very practiced cook. We made a delicious drink, a lovely yoghurt soup, a bean dish, stuffed aubergines, saffron rice, halva, and also tasted artichoke hearts cooked with celery leaves. It was all delicious and a very good insight into home life in Turkey. When everything was cooked we sat down and ate together.

Visited March 2013
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Sneek, The Netherlands
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“Cooking workshop”
Reviewed 3 January 2013

We had a fantastic time and learned some great recipes. We sent a brief before the trip specifying what we required and the classes were set up quickly and professionally. It was a memorable trip and great fun. Strongly recommended.

Visited February 2012
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India
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
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“Vegetarian Turkish cooking”
Reviewed 27 November 2012

I loved this session! was a great introduction to vegetarian turkish cooking... learnt to make dolmas, artichokes in olive oil, red lentil soup, kisir salad, hummus and figs & apricots in honey walnut cream :) i had a private class so had the chef all to myself, i cant wait to make these dishes at home. Apl was really helpful in helping me choose the recipes. cant wait to come back and learn more cooking. highly recommended!

Visited November 2012
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