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IN THE KITCHEN WITH A TURKISH CHEF

Per Person $177 USD
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IN THE KITCHEN WITH A TURKISH CHEF

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After we meet we will stop for a Spice tasting session in a Spice shop that has been operating for five generations. Then we will take a ferry to the Asian side of Istanbul. We will join Selin in her new house on the Asian side where she will teach you how to make a traditional home-cooked Turkish meal. For lunch, you will savor what you have cooked!

Selin shops daily for her groceries so the ingredients are seasonal and fresh.

Dishes are approachable and easy to replicate in your home country.

  • Included in this tour:
  • 4-hour cooking course with a 5 to 6 course lunch in a private home on the Asian side of Istanbul
  • Learn to make dishes that are easy to replicate in your home country
  • A sample menu might include:
  • Crispy cheese and herb-filled pastry rolls or Flaky Turkish Borek with feta and herb filling or Zucchini flan with feta cheese and herbs
  • Bulgur wheat salad--Kýsýr or Carrots with garlic infused in yogurt and tahini dressing or Cacik
  • Leeks, green beans or barlotti beans in olive oil
  • Purslane salad with mint and yoghurt or Green Olive Salad with sumac and pomegranate molasses
  • Spicy bulgur pilaf or Tomato rice pilaf or pilaf with Orzo
  • Split Belly Eggplant stuffed with meat--Karniyarik or Aromatic Rice Stuffed Bell Peppers with Olive Oil or Zucchini stuffed with meat, rice and herbs in a tomato sauce or Baked Sea Bass with shrimp and vegetables or Eggplant in Earthenware casserole with lamb or Swiss Chard rolls
  • Apricots stuffed with Kaymak (clotted cream) or Roasted Figs infused in honey and bay leaves

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Departures (local time)

  • 9:30 AM (4 hrs) 9:30am check-in. You will need to take a taxi to the meeting location.

Transfer / Meeting Instructions

Taxi and Transfers Required Specific pick up or taxi instructions will appear on your voucher after you purchase your trip.

Special Instructions

• You will need to taxi to the cooking location. Taxi from the pier should cost about $5-$6 per taxi, each way. More instructions will be on your voucher.
• Guests are supplied with aprons to use during the class as well as detailed recipe booklets that are theirs to keep.
• Please indicate food allergies/dietary needs during check out.

Restrictions

• This tour requires a minimum of two people.
• This is not a private tour. It is a small shared tour.