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Wonderful cooking class

We have just returned from the best cooking class ever. We met Mr. Liva who took us through a tour... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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A brilliant experience and a must do when visiting Turkey!

My family and I chose this particular tour simply by doing some research online and it has to be... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
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Yunus Bey Sokak No:32/A Pangalti, Istanbul 34375, Turkey
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We have just returned from the best cooking class ever. We met Mr. Liva who took us through a tour of all the small food speciality shops in his town. We then went to the coolest loft for our cooking class where we cooked up...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I chose this particular tour simply by doing some research online and it has to be one of the best experiences we had whilst visiting Turkey. Asyin, our very knowledgeable tour guide, was wonderful and the whole cooking experience could not be...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank Stephanie S
Reviewed July 17, 2019

We were the only two on the neighborhood tour and cooking class, which made it a very personable and personal experience. The highlight for us was visiting very special spots and shops in the İstanbul neighborhood of Kurtuluş that we probably never would have ventured...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank hanseyankee
Reviewed July 4, 2019 via mobile

Liva and Alp were amazing chefs/hosts/people that just knew how to make Turkish cuisine and grocery shopping interesting. With my girlfriend and I we learned so much about Turkey and mostly its food. The dishes were stunningly delicious and fun to make. Would strongly recommend...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Simon L
Reviewed July 2, 2019

we had a stroll in the neigbourhood tasting typical street food then we went at home had tea and turkish biscuits and cracked cooking. the dishes were delicious, not too difficult, a good workshop for beginners :) thanks! i enjoyed it!

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed June 28, 2019

What a fantastic local experience. We had a gentle walk through the neighborhood looking and tasting food from local shops and stalls, then ended at a house for a cooking lesson of local cuisine and a dinning experience well worth every cent. It was suited...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank ColinB2825
Reviewed June 24, 2019 via mobile

When I travel, I try to do a cooking class in each country to understand a bit more about the culture from a culinary perspective. This is by far one of my favorites so far!!! My friend and I had the most amazing experience overall...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank G2017
Reviewed June 14, 2019

A once in a lifetime cooking class. Aysin walked us around town and provided a tour of Turkish markets and local history, then brought us into her charming home for a memorable experience. This was by far one of the best things we did in...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank Bananne2015
Reviewed June 5, 2019

Aysin's cooking class is a very lovely experience. It's a great insight into some Turkish history through the lens of food and cooking. The fact that Aysin used to be a tour guide helps and means that she's a treasure trove of great recommendations for...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Faris R
Reviewed May 20, 2019 via mobile

I had a wonderful time with Alp and Aysun. They were so welcoming, and I loved walking through their neighborhood, checking out small shops I would never have noticed alone. It felt like I was hanging out with good friends, and I really like that...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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June 22, 2018|
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Response from trevorviegas | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can talk to the chefs and tell them what you want to learn. Aysin is awesome and very helpful.
April 28, 2018|
Response from Alan G | Reviewed this property |
No, just a recipe book. It is not intended to be a training class, just for fun and to learn some Turkish cooking.