Warm greetings to you all from Istanbul, Istanbul’dan merhaba! It has been over a week since we did our Turkish cooking class at Istanbul Culinary, I just had a chance to share some wonderful photos from the class. It was a delicious class, with wonderful, hardworking participants, and we knocked up 4 courses in 2 hours; many thanks to all the participants for their hard work 🙂
Each course took below 30 minutes to prepare – with tray kebab to bake for about 45 minutes -; you can prepare healthy, delicious food in a short period of time and it is a lot of fun to share with others. Above we are making the cevizli biber, red pepper paste with walnuts and olive oil.
Everyone worked hard and pleasantly surprised to create dishes in a short period of time; why not you have a go tonight to make the Patlicanli eksileme – smoked eggplant salad with garlic yoghurt? It may be a delicious treat for you too:)
Istanbul Culinary Institute also have a lovely cafe with freshly prepared Turkish and international dishes by the Institute’s students, very well worth visiting. Also, do keep an eye out for Joy’s wonderful pastry classes at the Institute!
I would like to say farewell with Kandili Iskele’s – ferry stop- shot; Kandilli is a very quaint village on the Asian side of Istanbul, famous wiith its yoghurt; make sure to stop by there : )
Look forward to saying hello again soon, until then, warm wishes to you all from Istanbul!
now that is my idea of fun!
Hi Joyce, that’s my kind of fun too! how wonderful to cook and share a bite with folks, glad you enjoyed it.
Thank you Özlem for the lovely photo of Kandili Isekele – that looks like a beautiful place I will be sure to explore when in Istanbul next time. And I am real happy that your class went so well!
Hi Barbara; Kandilli is very quaint, and has a real feel of a Istanbul village; hope you make it there. Vapurs – ferries – make a stop there for about 15 minutes usually, just enough to have a little wonder and have a cup of yoghurt:) xx Ozlem
Sounds like a lively class with good food and wonderful people making it…time sure passes when you cook together:) and the food looks amazingly delicious! Love Peri.
Merhaba Peri, it was wonderful to cook and enjoy a bite of delicious Turkish food, hope we can do that in Istanbul together:) xx Ozlem