- Visiting a Turkish home
- Your host, Esin, will take you on a journey to explore the local culinary culture and learn how to cook some delicious Turkish recipes.
In this experience, you will be visiting Esin’s home, where she will show you how to prepare delicious homemade food with fresh ingredients bought from the local market that same day. Beware if you don’t want your hands to get dirty. Because you’ll have to roll your sleeves up and follow Esin’s instructions as she shows you how to cook the recipes she learned from her mother and grandmother.
The menu is not set but you may expect to find samples from each course of a proper Turkish meal. That means soup, starters, the main course, and finally, a dessert. She’ll use widely available ingredients so that you can continue the fashion as you keep moving around the world. Your dietary preferences and/or restrictions and allergies will be considered.
When you arrive at her place, she will make a short introduction to the culture of making and enjoying food in Turkey. Then, hands-on! Make sure to come a little hungry because when everything is ready, a feast will be waiting for you.
Who This Experience Is Good For
Foodies, anyone interested in trying new tastes and local food!
Meet Our Local Host
Esin is a conference interpreter by profession and a food lover by passion. She loves traveling, sports, paper crafts, and books. She lives in Istanbul with her husband and their six-year-old boy. Originally from the Mediterranean, she loves the sea and nature, she talks and laughs a lot, and she loves the good company of friends and family around a nice meal.
10:30 am - Arrival at Esin’s place
10:30 - 11:00 A short introduction to the food culture in Turkey and the menu of the day
11:00 – 12:30: Preparation
12:30 – 13:30: Tasting
What's Included- Homemade Turkish food
- Water, Tea, Coffee
What's Not Included
- Extra food, beverages or snacks not mentioned above
- Anything not mentioned on the list above
Know Before You Go
- Difficulty Level: Easy, no experience needed.
- Special Clothing Required: No
- Special Dietary Restrictions: No - All dietary needs catered
- Extra Cash: Needed for tipping / additional for alcoholic beverages
fREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
I'm not much of a cook, but Esin shows you how easily you can cook a meal. The food was terrific, and I look forward to recreating all these at home.