Beginner to Advanced
2 to 2-1/2 hours
Beginner to Advanced
2 to 2-1/2 hours
Master cooking with eggplant in this vegetarian mezes cooking class, live with a chef from Turkey
If you were invited to a Turkish family home for dinner, it would almost be guaranteed eggplant would be on the menu. Eggplant plays a very important role in Turkish cuisine and the amount of eggplant dishes in Turkey is in the hundreds! And with over 100 different dishes on record with eggplant, if you're looking for new ways to use this purple beauty, there's really no one better to learn from than a Turkish chef.
Most commonly known as Aubergine around the globe, eggplant can feel like a bit of a mystery. Let this class demystify it for you. In this private virtual cooking class, which happens to be vegetarian, you'll learn how to use eggplant in totally different ways by making three different mezes. Mezes, similar in concept to Tapas, are small dishes served as appetizers in countries that were formally part of the Ottoman Empire. In this class, your mezes will include a stuffed "Split Belly" Eggplant, roasted Eggplant Puree, and Fried Eggplant with traditional Turkish Tomato Sauce. Add some pita, and you'll have a Turkish eggplant feast.
Complimentary 20 minute Kitchen Prep Session with a Personal Kitchen Assistant who will get you ready for your cooking class
2-1/2 hour Private Cooking Class via Skype with a highly accomplished chef who lives where the recipe originated
Personalized step-by-step coaching
An awesome and authentic meal
Music Playlists featuring artists from the chef's country to get ready for your experience
Recipe Booklet to recreate your dishes again and again!
The Chef & The Dish Certified Tested Class
What You Get
**Classes make a hearty meal for up to four people to enjoy. If you have a larger group eating, please know, additional fees may apply. Please message us in advance of booking to ensure you have an amazing experience.
Meet The Chef
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.
Cooking Class Menu
The base price of this class is $799 USD which allows up to 10 households in the class. Each additional household is an additional $79 USD. Small Group and Multiple Class discounts are available. Please note, additional days and times may be available. Looking for private 1:1 classes? Explore here.