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Address: Feneryolu - Kadikoy, Istanbul 34724, Turkey
Phone Number: +90 532 218 0653
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Description: Since my childhood I love to ride and and sample foods from various stalls...
Since my childhood I love to ride and and sample foods from various stalls in the streets of Istanbul. 3 years ago I founded a food and urban life blog of Istanbul, and now I would like to share my discoveries with you!Beyoğlu-Eminonu street food line: We'll travel from Beyoğlu to Karaköy, then Hodjapasha to heart of Eminonu, exploring only the most authentic foods not made for tourists. In between bites, we'll stop at some of my best kept secret shops for clothing,kitchen equipments, spice markets and other authentic wares while we work up our appetites. Recommendations on restaurants, markets, and history will be provided. There will be bits of history and culture. Also along the way we will also be checking out some of the beautiful murals and street art that is often over looked!
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Nice day cooking and talking

Selin runs a very nice little business from her home, teaching traditional Turkish recipes. We started in the spice market and then took a very pleasant ferry to the Asian side of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Selin runs a very nice little business from her home, teaching traditional Turkish recipes. We started in the spice market and then took a very pleasant ferry to the Asian side of the city. Selin's home is very well equipped for groups to cook their dishes and she is knowledgable about the ingredients. We enjoyed the experience and are this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

This cooking class started with a spice tasting in the Spice Bazaar, which awakened our taste buds and started us thinking about what dishes we might learn to taste. Then the Chef, who had met us at the Bazaar, took us on the ferry to her part of Istanbul, where a little van was waiting to take us to her... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

I cannot say enough about the lovely Selin and the fabulous team at Turkish Flavours! We were looking for a fun team building activity to end our global team meeting and this was the PERFECT fit. My team includes people from the UK, US, Germany, China, Thailand, etc. - all with different levels of kitchen skills and dietary requirements and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 NEW

My wife and I spent much of last Monday (many sites are closed) on this tour. Starts at the Spice Bazaar where we experienced "spice tasting" with the opportunity to have purchases "vacuum packed" and easy to bring home. Selin showed us around,and led us onto the ferry to the Asian side where a van whisked us to her lovely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

It was a very helpful way to try out Turkish food - home cooked one, and all kinds of. And it's NOT only that - it's an entire experience, comprising spices awareness (and a trip to the spice bazaar, where you can find even natural perfume) and you have another guide there; a trip to the asian side of Turkey... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Selin was wonderful and we had a fantastic time on the cooking class with her! We met her at the spice market for a quick introduction to some spices from one of her friends in the market, then got on a boat to the asian side and went to her home for the class! What a wonderful way to do... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

We are very grateful for the hospitality and friendliness of the hostess. She made our tour so capturing that the whole day went so quickly. And yet we had a feeling that we wanted to come back to see more of Istanbul and its flavors. The tour contained not only the different tastes of food but yet we could see... More 

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Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We didn't have time to take the cooking class, but were happy that Selin suggested the spice and food tour as an alternative. It turned out to be our favorite part of our Istanbul visit. Our guide knew all the vendors and we tasted our way through two markets and a variety of foods we never would have known about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Loved this! Our guide was amazing. She took us around on a very personalized tasting experience through two different markets. It was outside of the heavily trafficked tourist areas so we got to see a different side of Istanbul. Lots to taste and see. And she answered all of our cultural questions. A definite highlight of our trip!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

I was in Istanbul for a week and this cooking class was one of the highlights. Every aspect of the class was well organized - from the making the meeting spot easy to find, the transportation, and of course the class itself. We met at the Spice Bazaar where we did a spice tasting. After which we took the ferry... More 

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