Turkish cuisine is rich, colourful and steeped in the history of the Ottoman Empire. At this workshop you can experience it the traditional way – socially, that is – and learn how to cook it, too!
Where: Mornington, Mornington Peninsula
Ho? geldiniz – ‘Your arrival is lovely’, as they say in Turkey.
Your lunch is lovely too, all six courses of it: a traditional Turkish spread that is both cooking lesson and feast.
Watch from the sidelines or roll up your sleeves and help – that part is up to you – but either way, you will taste each and every dish, from börek to baklava.
The menu includes traditional dips such as white bean, carrot, and eggplant served with warm, fresh Turkish bread. There's Turkish börek pastries, baked eggplant with a lamb or vegetarian filling, kisir salad, and baklava made from hand-rolled pastry.
And, of course, no Turkish feast would be complete without Turkish delight and Turkish tea!
The fruits of your labour
You’ll depart with a bellyful of beautiful food, and the skills to easily replicate these family-friendly recipes at home.
The kit required
A healthy appetite (which is exactly what you’d need if you were going to lunch in Turkey!).
Janice & Marlene met over 10 years ago & have loved teaching & cooking together in secondary schools, private classes & private catering events.
Travelling to Istanbul & Bodrum together a highlight learning so much about the incredible melting pot of cultures Turkey has to offer.
Janice lived in Istanbul for 10 years immersing herself in the food & culture inhaling the spices & colours of this amazing city.