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“Amazing Culinary Experience”
Review of Turkish Flavours

Turkish Flavours
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Owner description: Turkish Flavours organizes culinary walks and cooking classes in Istanbul. We take visitors to a real Turkish Home on the lesser visited Asian side of Istanbul for our cooking classes. Our food walks are designed to stroll through local food markets and streets of Istanbul including stops for tastings of Turkish delicacies.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Our company recently brought a group of chefs to Istanbul to learn about Turkish cuisine. We started the day off with a cooking class, then headed to the spice market for a tour and a chance to buy all those unique spices we had recently used in the class.
Needless to say - everything was perfect. The food was amazing, the spice market unforgettable, and Selin - she is a wonderful woman.
We will surely return with future groups of chefs to Istanbul, and when we do, we will be sure to contact Selin at Turkish Flavours again!
Amazing Experience, Highly Recommended!

1  Thank Chefs Cut C
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

My sister and I had a great time at Selin's Turkish Flavours cooking class, learning how to make rose boreks and Swiss chard dolmas. We were very lucky and due to cancellations we were the only two people in the class!

Thank Tigris2
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Reviewed October 30, 2012

A wonderful way to spend an evening in Istanbul. We chopped, we stirred, we laughed, we ate and we drank. Selin is a wonderful hostess who introduced us to authentic Turkish dishes which we learned to prepare in her spacious and lovely apartment right in the city. A much better experience than any restuarant could be.

Thank maryloumlf
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

Selin runs a fantastic cooking class! We did the 1 hr Spice Bazaar tour followed by the cooking class and it was great! At the Spice Bazaar we spent most of our time at one of the spice shops sampling and learning about all sorts of spices and other nuts, seeds and Turkish delights. Then we picked up supplies for the cooking class while learning about various olives, fish, cheeses, breads and foods. From there we headed off to Selin's for the cooking class.

Selin then walked us through the preparation and cooking of about 6 dishes. Selin gives you a cookbook full of Turkish recipes and the recipes for that class, and posts a list of recipes we are making that day. The class was nice and small (5 people), hands on and worked at a moderate pace. Selin was great at showing us all sorts of techniques and tricks, and answering our questions. After everything was prepared we sat down at her dinner table and ate our food. It was great to sit down and have a full Turkish family dinner with everyone!

I really have no complaints and loved the whole thing! I loved being able to immerse yourself in the culture in someone's home! Fantastic.

I offer two small suggestions for Selin: 1) with the list of recipes we are making that day, post the page numbers in the cookbook to expedite finding them in the book; and 2) have more opportunity & information on other Turkish cooking techniques and foods that are not covered in the foods we cooked (i.e. how to cut up a pomegranate, what tricks are used to make Turkish breads, kabobs, etc.).

Thank Christa R
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

My husband and I took a tasting tour of the Spice Market and Kadikoy Market with Selim in Sept. 2012. It was wonderful! Selin is like your maiden Aunt who knows all and is there to keep you moving and on track. We tasted so many wonderful and interesting foods between the two markets. Then we had a 20 course tasting lunch at a restaurant called, "Ciya" in Kadikoy. Originally we were looking for a cooking class but couldn't find one that we thought would challenge us and we would walk out of it with something that we didn't already know. So we thought that taking a tasting tour would help us familiarize ourselves with the Spice market. We knew that we wanted to come home with spices. The tour did everything that we wanted it to do! Love that in a tour. Thanks so much to Selin and her broad wealth of knowledge!

Thank terracottage
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