TV appearances across the world, including CNBC, Shane Delia's Spice Journey, and WDR Wundershön
Asli, founder of Bodrum Cooking Class, is a former travel executive. She comes from a family of tutors her great grandfather was a physics teacher and her grandfather was a Professor in Economics, her father still teaches at the naval accademy and she herself was a part time teacher at a University in Istanbul, she says “teaching is in my genes.” As a child, she spent time in U.S. and Belgium due to her father's job. After returning to Turkey and a long career in Istanbul running a travel company and a hotel she changed her life to become a chef in Bodrum. An avid recipe and story collector from all parts of Turkey and abroad she has made a life for her and her husband in the gorgeous countryside of Bodrum, Turkey sharing her love of Turkish Cuisine to the world as much as she can. She is the co-founder of SlowFood Bodrum convivium and is trying to save ancient recipes in the area with her fellow members.
Asli also does a cookery and life style program on a local TV channel every week. Her program focuses on local recipes, fresh ingredients and is trying to support local farmers by creating awareness. She has been on many TV shows all over the world including Shane Delia's Spice Journey in Australia, "WDR Wunderschön" in Germany, Luxury List for CNBC World all feauturing Turkish Cuisine. Skype Chef Asli into your home, and learn a whole new world of Mediterranean cuisine.
Favorite Restaurant: Mikla in Istanbul, Karnas Vineyards Restaurant in Bodrum
Accolades: TV appearances across the world, including CNBC, Shane Delia's Spice Journey, and WDR Wundershön
Favorite Ingredient: Onions and Garlic
Kitchen Must Have: Wooden Turkish Spoons
Fun Fact: I have recently started making ceramics and I just love it!
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