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Istanbul Cooking School

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Address: Tarlabasi Blv No:117/2 | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Half Day Classic Turkish Cooking Courses(including a culinary walk through...

Half Day Classic Turkish Cooking Courses(including a culinary walk through one of the old and popular bazaars of Istanbul).During the workshop we learn how to cook 5 different dishes and eat them together with beverages, tea and Turkish coffee.Food means life, that's why the workshop contains information about many different aspects of the Turkish culture.

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Best Experience in Istanbul!

The highlight of our trip to Turkey was this cooking class, especially because of our teacher/host Oguz, who was so friendly, humorous, knowledgeable and patient with our group... read more

Reviewed January 10, 2016
Sameer S
Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed January 11, 2016

Oguz was a great guide as he took us on a tour through a local market and then led us in preparing 5 Turkish dishes in his kitchen. The class was hands on and we got to enjoy the meal we cooked afterward.

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed January 10, 2016

The highlight of our trip to Turkey was this cooking class, especially because of our teacher/host Oguz, who was so friendly, humorous, knowledgeable and patient with our group. The class itself is more than just a cooking class (more on that in a moment), but the walk through the neighborhood and market was a full tour in of itself of... More 

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Reviewed January 10, 2016

- We had a great walk in the local mark to pick up groceries for our cooking class, and we were given excellent tips about how and what to buy and prices and to watch out from scams; - The cooking school was very nice, the view is beautiful and it is just perfect; - I loved the school space,... More 

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Reviewed December 9, 2015 via mobile

This was a fantastic experience! Oguz was kind enough to keep the booking even though the class was reduced to just my wife and I. Clear instructions to a meeting point and from the start Oguz was friendly and made you feel comfortable. You get shown the local markets and can ask any questions you would like about food or... More 

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Sonoma, California
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Reviewed November 26, 2015 via mobile

For anyone looking to have a wonderful shopping and cooking experience in Turkey look no further than this school. While in Turkey I took four cooking classes and this by far was the best. Not only did we cook but we shopped together and Ozzy took us to the best old fashioned spice store, the best pickle store, an incredible... More 

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Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

Thank you so much for an awesome afternoon leaning about the Turkish culture, visiting the market (best Turkish delight EVER!), and great cooking class! My husband was not keen to partake in a cooking class (28yo Aussie lad) originally but is so happy we did! We both loved the class and learnt a lot. Oguz is hilarious and great to... More 

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Reviewed November 16, 2015 via mobile

We took an afternoon/evening class that worked out very well for us. The previous posts are spot on in the details. Rather than repeat them, I will add a few comments. This is set up more as entertainment than a didactic session. By that I mean that you will enjoy hearing and watching with places to participate, but not feel... More 

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Reviewed November 15, 2015

It were really well prepared and organised cooking classes. Oguz has a huge knowledge about Turkish kitchen, the ingriedients which are used to cooking and he knows answer for any of the question you ask (related to Turkish kitchen). The classes takes around 4-5 hours, but thanks to special and warm atmosphere he creates - you don't feel like it... More 

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Reviewed November 7, 2015

My husband and I attended this class with good friends on a recent trip to Istanbul. There were 12 people in the class and we quickly became a very compatible group. Oguz showed us around his local market / restaurant area and we made several stops at food shops where he bought some of the ingredients for our dinner. The... More 

1 Thank olg
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Reviewed October 28, 2015

Great class of 8 people from all over the world. Oguz was fantastic, answered our million questions, let the class run longer than planned, got a real great view of the market with a local so felt like we left with great spices, candy, etc while not paying tourist prices. Great food that we helped prepare.

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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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