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Turkish Mezze Night on May 30th, Stuffed Vine Leaves and More

Merhaba dear All,

Stuffed vine leaves, Sarma, will be at our Turkish Mezze feast at Nest Home and Cafe

I wanted to share my upcoming Turkish Cookery Events with you all. Also with this note, I wanted to share my stuffed vine leaves with aromatic rice, Sarma recipe at this link, which will feature at my Turkish Mezze Night at the lovely Nest Home and Cafe in Ripley, Surrey on Tuesday, May 30th. It is a special dish and always bring happy childhood memories. Making stuffed vine leaves has always been a family affair at my home; my dad would separate and prepare the leaves, my mother would prepare the filling and we all would gather around the table and help rolling the leaves! One of my childhood favorites, I couldn’t wait for the rolls to be cooked and ever eager to do a “taste check” from the pan, delicious memories. Hope you enjoy making stuffed vine leaves, sarma, with my recipe here.

Turkish Mezze Night; Sunshine on a Plate; Tuesday May 30th, 6.30 pm – 9 pm

Courgette fritters with feta and dill; Mucver will be a part of our Mezze Night

I am delighted to let you know that I will be hosting another delicious Turkish Mezze Night on Tuesday, May 30th at the lovely Nest Home and Cafe in Ripley, Surrey – England, from 6.30 pm to 9 pm.  Our first Mezze Night at Nest was magical and this one promises to be special too! I am very much looking forward to welcoming everyone and sharing the delights of my homeland at this special night.

We will be celebrating delicious spring flavors, plates of sunshine from my homeland; stuffed vine leaves with aromatic rice, smoked aubergine salad, courgette fritters with feta and dill, Turkish flat breads with vegetables and cheese topping, Pide and many more in the menu. We will also have Turkish wine, Turkish Coffee and Turkish Delight and my home made baklava with walnuts, back on popular demand! More than a meal,  I will be talking about Turkish Cuisine, along with stories and traditions from my homeland as well as giving information about each course served and preparation tips.

Peynirli pide, Turkish flat breads with cheese, spinach and pepper topping is at our Turkish Mezze Night

Menu :

Stuffed wine leaves with aromatic rice – Sarma

Courgette fritters with feta and dill, served with garlic yoghurt – Mucver

Hummus with red pepper flakes infused olive oil

Smoked aubergine salad with olive oil and mint sauce

Turkish flatbreads with cheese, spinach and peppers topping, Pide

Home made Baklava with walnuts

Turkish Wine

Turkish Coffee and Turkish Delights

Cost per person: 48 GBP (includes Turkish wine and Turkish coffee and all food served). Please email for registration and payment.

Date : Tuesday, May 30th, 2017, 6.30 pm to 9 pm.

Place: Nest Home and Cafe  High St, Ripley, Woking GU23 6AQ  ( Free Parking at the Village Car Park off Rose Lane, as well as free parking on the Green next to the cricket pitch)

Participation for this Turkish Mezze Night is limited and this event is also promises to sell out quickly so early registration is recommended.

Hope you can join our magical Mezze Night, I am greatly looking forward to welcoming you and sharing this delightful evening of Turkish food, along with stories from my homeland.

Turkish Cookery Class, Saturday 8th April, 11:00am – 2:30pm

Divertimenti Cookery School, London

Pistachio lamb kebabs, baked cauliflower with feta and dill and more at our April 8th cookery class

Please join us to welcome the start of spring with a feast of delights from Ozlem’s Turkish Kitchen. Showcasing authentic, regional recipes from her homeland you will cook alongside Ozlem preparing a selection of seasonal springtime dishes from this colourful and aromatic cuisine as well as learn about and taste Turkish sparkling wine by Melissa Fine Brands. Recipes will include ‘Karnabahar Mucveri’ (Baked cauliflower with red onion, feta, dill and spring onions), ‘Fistikli Kebap’ (Pistachio and lamb kebabs on flatbreads with roasted veg), Potato, Pepper and Olive Bake’, ‘Yogurt Tatlisi’ (Yoghurt cake with zesty orange), Turkish Coffee.
For class details and booking, please visit Divertimenti Cookery School at this link.

My Turkish Cookery Book Survey

As some of you already know, I am in the midst of planning a Turkish Cookery Book which will focus on the healthy, easy to make, delicious recipes of my homeland, Turkey.

The book I am planning will be a collection of both recipes and my personal stories-  a tribute to my dear homeland –  with a special emphasis on the relatively unknown dishes of Southern Turkey, which will sit alongside some of the more traditional Turkish and Eastern Mediterranean classics.

I would be very grateful if you could fill in my survey with your honest, valuable feedback.  The survey will take less than a minute to complete and is completely anonymous. My sincere thanks to you all, who already filled in the survey with your very precious feedback, it is much appreciated.

Here’s the link to my Turkish Cookery Book Survey 

As a thank you, if you leave your name and email address at the end of the survey, you will be entitled to a 10% discount when the book is published. I would be more than happy to send you a signed copy!

My sincere thanks in advance, Cok Tesekkurlerimle,


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9 Responses to Turkish Mezze Night on May 30th, Stuffed Vine Leaves and More

  1. seniordogsabroad March 7, 2017 at 9:43 am #


    Oooh. I so envy all of your students and attendees at the Meze Supper. They are in for a huge, unforgettable treat. (I also know these dishes well since I’ve made most of them at home following your wonderful, very user friendly recipes that you’ve posted in your blog.) To everyone, afiyet olsun! Ailene selamlar, çok öptüm xoxo Jolee

    • Ozlem Warren March 8, 2017 at 10:31 pm #

      Sevgili Jolee’cigim, many many thanks for your most kind note, made my day! I so look forward to the mezze night and classes, always such a pleasure to share delicious, healthy Turkish cuisine. So very happy you are enjoying the recipes here too, no better compliment : ) Sizi Istanbul’da gormeyi dort gozle bekliyorum, cok sevgiler, Ozlem xxx

  2. BacktoBodrum March 7, 2017 at 5:16 pm #

    Lucky Surrey – I’m sure you’ll be overrun.

    • Ozlem Warren March 8, 2017 at 10:29 pm #

      Most kind – how I wished to have you with us, an amazing cook and foodie : ) Ozlem xx

  3. cahide May 12, 2017 at 2:40 pm #

    Grateful. You introduce turkish food very nicely…

    • Ozlem Warren May 13, 2017 at 5:15 pm #

      Many thanks dear Cahide for your kind words, cok tesekkurler, Ozlem

  4. cahide June 5, 2017 at 10:11 pm #

    thank you dear özlem. Could you add my blog to your favorite links türkçe yemek tarifleri olarak? şimdiden çok teşekkürler

  5. kymber June 14, 2017 at 5:59 pm #

    one day we will get you to our tiny island in canada…i just know that we will. i would love to attend one of your classes. but being able to come to your blog is more than enough.

    sending love. your friend,

    • Ozlem Warren June 14, 2017 at 8:19 pm #

      Merhaba dear Kymber, thank you so much for your kind note – i would love to come to Canada and teach!! Hopefully with my Turkish cookery book next year, let’s work on that : ) many thanks, Ozlem

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