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Afiyet Olsun Istanbul- Cooking Workshop

Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus Sk. No:19 | Floor:3 Sultanahmet ( Behind Underground Cistern ), Istanbul 34400 , Turkey
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Ranked #170 of 542 Activities in Istanbul
Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
Owner description: We have a Professional & Home Kitchen located in Sultanahmet Area for the travellers who are wants...
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Type: Classes/Workshops, Classes
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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

What better way to experience the Turkish way of life and dimensions than cooking up a family meal! Across from the Opulent Topkapi museum hidden away in the top floors of the Art studio house I met up with Alp my translator and a lovely Turkish female chef. Small, simple kitchen that at first seemed too simple to allow any... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

If you're like me and want to get close to the heart of your destination of choice, this is an opportunity not to be missed! Alp was the perfect host; friendly, easy going and welcoming. Whilst his endearing mother demonstrated how to prepare a multitude of delicious dishes, Alp translated, entertained and shared his knowledge of Istanbul's culture, current affairs... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

My boyfriend Chris and I had a great time with Alp and his mom, who is an experienced home cook and excellent cooking teacher. Alp's English is excellent and he has a great attitude and sense of humor. He was very flexible in helping arrange the time of the cooking class with our ever-changing schedules. We cooked for several hours... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Had a first time experience of working in a kitchen and that too of the professional kind. Under the able and experienced guidance of the chefs we were able to work on ingredients turning them into a sumptuous three course meal. I never knew cooking could be such a wonderful and satisfying experience. We were served the same dishes later... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 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... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 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... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 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.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 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... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We made several dishes: Etli dolma (Stuffed peppers and zucchini), Haydari (a garlic, mint and yogurt sauce), Potlican Meze (eggplant and cheese paste), Portehdli Irmih (a sweet seomlina dessert) that were very tasty. Come hungry! The thing I loved most about this class was how personable everybody was. There was a vibrant energy and clear passion for the country, culture... More 

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