It’s been a very exciting few months of teaching Turkish cookery, sharing recipes from Ozlem’s Turkish Table cookery book at our supper clubs and planning new events. I am very excited to share with you some really exciting events coming up, including being a featured author at the world’s biggest book festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival on Aug. 24th, as well as returning to Central Market Cooking Schools in TX between November 7-10th! I am utterly delighted and can’t wait to meet Turkish food lovers in one of these events below, and I hope to see you at one of the events.
Also delighted to report that over 1,000 copies of Ozlem’s Turkish Table cookery book reached to Turkish food lovers around the world; my sincere thanks to you all for all your support and spreading the word. My special thanks also goes to Pinar Foods UK and GB Publishing for all their valuable support. I love hearing how folks enjoy recreating recipes from the book, and their creations. Signed copies of Ozlem’s Turkish Table cookery book is still available for a limited period at this link, if you’d like to get it for yourself or give a a gift.
Here are so exciting events coming up; I hope you can join us in one of these and we enjoy Turkish cuisine together.
Turkish Meze Class with Ozlem Warren
Hands On Masterclass, Sunday 22nd July, 12:00 – 3:30pm
Divertimenti Cookery School, London
Join Ozlem Warren to recreate a scrumptious meze feast from her homeland, with recipes from her newly released cookery book, Ozlem’s Turkish Table, Recipes from My Homeland. You will be making the much loved ‘Baba Ghanoush’ (Smoked aubergine, pepper and tomatoes with pomegranate molasses), ‘Filo Triangles with Spinach and White cheese, Beyaz Peynir – with thanks to Pinar Food UK-, ‘Muhammara’ (Red pepper paste and walnut dip), ‘Circassian Chicken in Garlic, Walnut and Coriander Sauce, ‘Poached Dried Figs in Light Syrup’ and completing the meal with ‘Rakı’, a Turkish aniseed based drink which is the traditional accompaniment to the meze spread in Turkey.
Booking at Divertimenti Cookery School at this link
Turkish Cookery Course at Amoun College, Amman – Jordan,
July 9th and 10th, 2018
I am delighted to be returning to Amman, Jordan to teach a 2 day Turkish Cookery Course on July 9th and 10th 2018. We will be covering a feast of classic Turkish recipes during our course. My special thanks to Mrs Suhair Kilani, la Panthera for organising our course, I greatly look forward to sharing delicious Turkish cuisine with food lovers in Amman. For the details of the course and registration, please email Marketing@panhtera-jo.com to reserve your spot, as the participation is limited. I hope you can join us at this rare opportunity to learn classic Turkish recipes.
Ozlem’s Turkish Table at the International Edinburgh Book Festival!
What a true honor to be a part of this world’s biggest book festival, the International Edinburgh Book Festival, with my cookery book Ozlem’s Turkish Table, on Aug. 24th, Friday, 2.30pm – 3.15pm, with the Afternoon Tea with Ozlem Warren event. Even more special is that Ghillie Basan will be conducting the interview, I am a huge fan of her and can’t thank her enough for all her support. Do hope you can join us as we will talk about Antakya, southern Turkish cuisine, recipe tips and more! Booking at this link please, hope to see you there!
A Turkish Summer Feast Supper Club, Power’s Weybridge – Friday, Aug. 17th, 2018
Please join us for a delicious evening of Turkish food and stories from my homeland on Aug 17th, Friday evening, as of 7.30pm at Power’s Weybridge. Pistachio lamb kebabs as well as many vegetarian choices and baklava on offer, as well as my tips on recipes and stories, booking at Power’s Weybridge please – and promises to sell out again soon!
Returning Central Market Cooking Schools, TX – USA on Nov. 7 – 10th, 2018!
Absolutely delighted to be returning to Central Market Cooking Schools on Nov 7th through 10th to teach a series of cookery classes, this time with my book, Ozlem’s Turkish Table – do hope you can join us! I lived in Austin over 5 years and tought at this wonderful cookery school as a guest chef so I am really excited to return, it will be very special classes. Registration at Central Market Cooking School opens online on 1st October, and classes likely to sell out qucikly, so please save the dates. Here are my teaching dates and venues at Central Market Cooking Schools:
Central Market Houston on Nov. 7th; Austin on Nov. 8th; Dallas on Nov 9th; San Antonio on Nov 10th.
What I have been cooking lately..
We have been enjoying more vegetables with the sunnier weather and this Leafy greens with onions, peppers and pine nuts, from Ozlem’s Turkish Table cookery book (page 153), inspired from Antakya, fits the bill perfectly. There is leafy vegetable called zilk in Antakya, similar to Swiss chard and locals use either zilk or spinach to make this recipe; you can use kale instead too. Bulgur or lentils are often added to make it more substantial. In my version, I included sweet, red bell peppers and pine nuts instead of bulgur. Adding a splash of fresh lemon juice or a little heat from red pepper flakes, you can serve this warm or cold, as in our Zeytinyaglis, Vegetables cooked in olive oil. Here’s also the link for my recipe in my blog.
We love this tasty, easy and nourishing Turkish bean salad with olives and eggs, Fasulye Piyazi. It is the traditional accompaniment to Turkish meatballs, our kofte, but I love it as it is for lunch or as a light supper with pide bread and some hummus. It is also vegan and gluten-free so caters for a wide range of dietary needs. This lovely salad is on page 90 at the Ozlem’s Turkish Table cookery book, if you have it. Here’s also the link to my recipe in my blog.
“Thank you so much for producing this wonderful book; I spent many happy holidays in Turkey and I love Turkish cuisine. It’s a joy to be able to recreate the dishes with your recipes and share with my family – your book is a treasure and I love my signed copy!“ This was a recent feedback from the Ozlem’s Turkish Table cookery book owner. I hoped my book would inspire folks to enjoy Turkish cuisine and bring happy memories of their visit to Turkey, so these kind feedback means the world to me. Signed copies of Ozlem’s Turkish Table cookery book is still available for a limited period at this link, if you’d like to get a copy.
Many thanks and Afiyet Olsun,
Exciting times . Sorry I haven’t commented for a while . I locked myself out of my account
Thank you so much, indeed it is. Still hopeful to come over to Bodrum in autumn with my book, will investigate and touch base with you after the Amman trip, cok sevgilerimle, Ozlem xxx
I am also sorry not to have commented. (It might have something to do with being distracted over our election!) How wonderful that after producing your wonderful book, you’re having so many positive reactions and on top of it, traveling the world spreading the good news about Turkish cooking! Sevgilerimle, J and M
Merhaba Jolee’cigim, dear Mark, many thanks for your kind note – indeed exciting times : ) I am looking forward to all the travels and sharing Turkish cuisine – and do hope to make it to Turkey too, fingers crossed maybe in autumn, will keep you posted. Thank you for your kind support as always, means a lot. Cok sevgilerimle, Ozlem xxx
Ozlem, so happy you are coming back to Texas and to Central Market in San Antonio. Loved your previous classes here and will not miss your class in November.
Merhaba dear Helga, lovely to get your note – I would be absolutely delighted to see you at the class in SA on Nov. 10th; I am so looking forward to it, many thanks for your kind words. my best wishes, Ozlem x
I was wondering if you had any plans to return to Edinburgh ? So disappointed to learn you were here for the book festival and I missed you.
Love your recipes.
Hi, many thanks for your kind note – I hope to return to Scotland – to Oban, for a supper club event, perhaps you can join us; sorry to miss you in Edinburgh. If you’d like a signed copy of my book, you can order a copy at this link, it is delivered worldwide, just thought to let you know
So glad you enjoy my recipes, many thanks and Afiyet Olsun,
I was thrilled to find your website. My interest in Turkish food was piqued by the Turkish television series Erkenci kus in which food is a prominent theme. Cooking is a hobby of mine. I actually made the meatballs and also the lovely white bean salad from your recipes. Incredible flavors! And the aroma from the meatballs…. Tomorrow I will try the baked beet dish with walnuts. I hope to attend your class at Central Market in Austin.
Merhaba dear Nancy, delighted to get your note and that you enjoy Turkish cuisine and my recipes here. The baked beet with walnuts has been a winner for us and I hope you enjoy it too. I love teaching at Central Market, I do hope to return to the cookery school, perhaps next year.
By the way, I also have a cookery book, Ozlem’s Turkish Table, if you are interested, over 90 authentic recipes, stories from home and stunning photos. Central Market Cooking School had some spare copies, if not sold out. Signed copies are available at this link too and shipped worldwide :