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: Somerville, Mornington Peninsula
Marlene Hoff – otherwise known as the 100 Mile Foodie – is all about keeping it local. She uses only sustainable, ethically made products and food produced or grown within 100 miles of her location. She and her team offer catering, special events, cooking workshops and private dinners out of two locations, South Gippsland and the Mornington Peninsula. Marlene believes people want to know where their food comes from, how it was farmed, and whether it’s seasonal – and she’s happy to help them learn all about it.
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!).