Turkish cuisine is a fascinating refinement between Middle Eastern and Mediterranean diets. Colourful dips, grilled meats, grassy olive oils, decadent pastries, rich in vegetables and legumes... the Turkish diet, while varies from city to sea, is a delicious and exotic fusion of incredible flavours. Video call a chef from Turkey into your kitchen and master dishes like Kebabs, Baklava, Boreks, Hummus, and more.
SALT BAKED FISH
There are few things more impressive than preparing a whole fish, but crust that fish in salt and crack it open at the dinner table - and you've got serious wow factor. Level up your entertaining! Salt-baking creates an insulation which results in a perfectly flavourful and seasoned fish. Your chef will teach you the method to final presentation, alongside a beautiful Mediterranean Salad and Coffee Halva for dessert.
One of the most beloved dishes in all of Turkey is Manti - traditional Turkish dumplings. The paring of little stuffed dumplings with warm caramelized tomato sauce and topped with a cool yoghurt sauce is simply irresistible. In this class you will learn to make dough from scratch, roll it out and then stuff with the tasty filling you will have also prepared. Transport your kitchen to the kitchens of Turkey to make this wonderfully delicious and comforting dish.
WEDDING DISHES OF BODRUM
Honoured as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Turkey by UNESCO, Keskek, the main course of this class, is a traditional wedding dish that will take you both back in time and to the present day Turkey when celebrations bring an entire village together. Now it’s time to bring this time honoured dish to your kitchen. The scents of the spices will fill your home with a wonderful warm feeling when done. Join us for a night to remember!
KEBABS AT HOME
The smells and sounds of kebabs fill the air in Turkey - and now your own kitchen! In this virtual cooking class, you'll learn how to make one of Turkey's most iconic dishes without leaving home. Plus Asli will teach you to make authentic Turkish Bulgur Pilaf and Shepherd's Salad. Skype Chef Asli into your kitchen!
BOREKS & BAKLAVA
Learn how to make Baklava, and two types of Böreks with the private coaching of Chef Asli Mutlu who's based in Turkey. In your private video call, Asli will teach you how to work with Phyllo making three of Turkey's most iconic dishes, including Spinach & Herb Börek, Meat Börek, and Quick Baklava! You'll be an entertaining maven!
There's a rich history of this beautiful vegetable in Turkey, and enough recipes to last a lifetime. This vegetarian cooking class will teach you four beautiful dishes, including Splitbelly Eggplant, Fried Eggplant with Turkish Sauces and the eggplant dish historical known Emperor's favourite - Warm Eggplant Purée.
HOMEMADE PHYLLO AND MAGIC SAUCE
Warm, crispy baked pastry, filled with fresh herbs, seasonal greens and cheese. A recipe that goes so far back in time, there is debate as to where it originates. But one thing is true, this recipe has stood the test of time and been passed through hands, cultures and borders. Get ready to transport your kitchen both in time and country to Turkey of the past and present, with this wonderfully delicious and comforting meal.
VEGAN TURKISH CUISINE
Healthy and plant-based cooking is not a fad in Turkey, it's the way of life. In this vegan cooking class, you'll learn how to make traditional Turkish cuisine that just happens to be vegan. Make Lentil Balls with Tomato Sauce, Hummus, Beetroot Hummus and Bulgur Salad - an incredible meal that makes healthy eating delicious, too.
HOW IT WORKS
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At the time of your cooking class, your chef will video call you through Skype! Ask anything you want, it's just you and the chef!
Get private coaching, personal tips, and have some fun together! Two hours and three dishes later... say goodbye to your private chef and enjoy an epic meal.
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