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Turkish Flavours

Address: Feneryolu - Kadikoy, Istanbul 34724, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 532 218 0653
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Ranked #28 of 622 Activities in Istanbul
Type: Classes/Workshops, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: If you're a foodie visiting Istanbul,Turkish Flavours organizes private culinary tours visiting...
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
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Type: Classes/Workshops, Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: If you're a foodie visiting Istanbul,Turkish Flavours organizes private culinary tours visiting food markets on two continents - Europe and Asia with lunch, street food tours, and many more delicious experiences. You can also join Selin, experience a Turkish cooking class at her home kitchen and taste what you have cooked! Turkish Flavours also coordinates a 10 day Explore Turkish Flavours tour delivering unforgettable experiences and an insight into Turkish food & way of life,throughout Turkey.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

What better way to start a trip than to cook the food of the country you are visiting. We scheduled our trip online for Christmas day. Selin speaks Turkish & English, she is organized. The class started with a tour of the Spice Market then cooking a meal at her condo. There were 8 of us in the class. The... More 

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Yerevan, Armenia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

signing on for one of Selin's wonderful Turkish Flavors classes isn't just about learning a few new recipes from a book and tasting a few new dishes ... it's a festival of sounds, smells, tastes, and thoughts that ranges from the Spice Bazaar to the ferry to Selin's warm and inviting home with it's spacious and super-modern kitchen where she... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Selim Rozanes organises an extensive Turkish "food experience" that begins with a trip to Stall 51 in the Spice Bazaar. A 10 spice tasting (and for us, 5 spice buying) gives you some background on those delicious flavours you've been eating. Then a ferry ride over to the Asian side of Istanbul takes you to Selin's apartment, where your group... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

During a trip with friends to Istanbul, we decided to treat our host by booking the cooking tour with Turkish Flavours. We couldn't have picked a better experience! From Selin's knowledge of the bazaar and history of the city, to the fantastic exploration of spices, to the delicious recipes, fresh ingredients, and cooking tips, to the great company of the... More 

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Goolwa, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

This was the highlight of our trip to Istanbul. Our guide Taciser Ayvaz is passionate about her city and with good reason. This walking tour of 6 hours or so was wonderful for food lovers and people who want to get down to grass roots of what the local customs and food habit are. We met the founder Turkish Flavours,... More 

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Holbrook, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We were traveling on the NCL Jade and I have to say this was the highlight of our Istanbul trip. This is the first food tour I ever booked and it was a fabulous first experience. I'm just sorry we only had time for the short tour. You really don't want to eat before this tour because you are going... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

We did the cooking class, which starts with a spice tasting at the spice bazaar. It was very interesting and then we learned how to make I think 7 different dishes at Selin's home in Kadikoy. We learned several techniques and dishes, some that we have seen before and some brand new to us. I really appreciated that Selin asked... More 

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Northern Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

If you like to cook, if you like to eat -- you will enjoy Selin's cooking class and introductory visit to the Spice Market. This was so much fun. To first learn about Turkish spice blends and delicacies at the market and then take a most enjoyable ferry ride to Kadikoy on the Asian side and be welcomed into Selin's... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

I generally travel solo because I'm impatient and hate crowds. But in Istanbul, it's hard to get by with the locals with English. Mostly the locals answer any and all questions with "Okay! Yes!" Which can be a little hard when it comes to food. For most of my trip, I went to eateries that smelled good, had a crowd... More 

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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We had a very enjoyable food tour with Taciser in October. We booked a normal group tour, but were the only people booked in, meaning we enjoyed a very tailored, private tour. Although it was a religious holiday and many of the usual places the tour would include (like the Spice Market) were closed, Taciser made sure we got a... More 

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