I am delighted to partner up with the wonderful Abinger Cookery School in Surrey Hills – England, to teach a feast of Turkish recipes on Friday, 12th June 2015. This will be a hands on style Turkish cookery course, as some readers requested, from 9.30 am to 4 pm on 12th June. We shall prepare the delicious Turkish dishes together all throughout the day and enjoy eating them (as well as taking some back home) at the Abinger Cookery School’s beautiful grounds. It will be a day of feasting and learning all about wonderful, delicious Turkish cuisine; from Turkish flat breads with feta, spinach, onion and peppers to Courgette fritters with feta and dill, served with garlic yoghurt, from Stuffed aubergines with minced meat and vegetables to Baklava, Turkish coffee and many more. The class will also be packed with information on Turkish culinary heritage, Turkish ingredients and where to source them, artful use of spices, ideas for substitution and more. Below is the details of our course – hope you can join us to discover and learn exciting Turkish flavors.
Place: Abinger Cookery School; Guildford Road, Abinger Hammer, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6RZ (telephone: 01306 730470)
Date: Friday, 12th June 2015
Time: 9.30 am to 4 pm (please kindly be at the Abinger Cookery School by 9.15 am)
Cost: £ 135 per person (This hands on style day class includes all printed recipes, all ingredients, my tuition, generous servings of the food at the venue. You will also be taking the food you prepared back home.) For booking, please kindly get in touch with Abinger Cookery School at 01306 730470 or Contact them at this link.
1) Turkish flat breads with feta, spinach, onion and peppers; Peynirli ve Sebzeli Pide – a delicious and popular flat bread with scrumptious topping, a real crowd pleaser
2) Gavurdagi Salad of ripe tomatoes, onions, walnuts and pomegranate molasses – So delicious, healthy and gluten – free!
3) Courgette fritters with feta and dill, served with garlic yoghurt; Mucver – a very popular and delicious vegetarian mezze at home
4) Stuffed aubergines with minced meat and vegetables; Karniyarik * –a classic example of Turkish cuisine, showcasing our much loved ingredient, aubergine. (* We are happy to offer the vegetarian option of the stuffed aubergines if requested ahead of time.)
5) Bulgur wheat pilaf with onions, tomatoes and peppers; Sebzeli Bulgur Pilavi – a delicious, wholesome pilaf, a meal itself
6) Yoghurt and cucumber dip with dried mint, Cacik dip
7) Baklava with walnuts; we will learn to make the real thing- much lighter and delicious!
8) Turkish coffee
Places are limited and the class tends to sell out quickly, so if you would like to join us please click here to contact Abinger Cooking School to book the course and registration.
Sometimes, all we need is a little encouragement and guidance to try out new, exciting flavors. You will be amazed to see how easy, delicious and wholesome each course are and will be able to recreate these dishes easily at home for friends and family after the course. As a native and seasoned traveler in Turkey, I will also be delighted to answer any questions you may have on Turkish cuisine or visiting Turkey.
Hope to have a chance to enjoy Turkish cuisine together, Afiyet Olsun,