I highly recommend signing up for this course as a fun, educational, and entertaining activity to do while in Istanbul. We had a fun time learning how to make a variety of Turkish dishes and then enjoyed the fruits of our labor with wine afterwards. Our instructors were fantastic - they showed us basic techniques and explained why we were preparing and cooking things in a particular way. They also have a great sense of humor, which added to the overall entertaining experience. One of the top experiences of our trip, especially as something to do other than the usual sightseeing tours.