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Istanbul Cooking School

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Address: Tarlabasi Blv No:117/2 | Beyoglu, Istanbul, Turkey
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Half Day Classic Turkish Cooking Courses(including a culinary walk through...

Half Day Classic Turkish Cooking Courses(including a culinary walk through one of the old and popular bazaars of Istanbul).During the workshop we learn how to cook 5 different dishes and eat them together with beverages, tea and Turkish coffee.Food means life, that's why the workshop contains information about many different aspects of the Turkish culture.

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It was a fun experience, particularly for me since my mother in law is turkish and know about everything. (Food wise). I really learned a lot and the good it was delicious.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 November 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016 via mobile

It was a fun experience, particularly for me since my mother in law is turkish and know about everything. (Food wise). I really learned a lot and the good it was delicious.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

We started out the day with a tour of the fish market. This included a tour of several of the stores, tastes of smoked fish, spices, and sweets, as well as fascinating details about the foods and tastes of Turkey. We were a small group and as there wasn’t an evening class afterwards, we a good two hours going through... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

This was one of the most fun cooking classes I've ever taken! It started with a walk through a local neighborhood where we shopped for ingredients we would need for dinner. While we worked our way through the neighborhood shopping we also stopped to sample many items along the way. Oguz even helped us with our shopping for things to... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

My wife and I recently visited Oguz and took a class at his school. First off, he was so helpful in scheduling us last minute and helping with my wife's food allergy. She has Celiac disease and he even rearranged the menu so that only one dish had wheat in it! We were in check in limbo so he met... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

I was invited by a friend and was pleased to learn new Turkish recipes as well as explore unknown shops in the city. Met a great couple who was visiting the city. Oz was very accommodating to one group member who did not eat wheat products. Highly recommend.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We visited Istanbul for the Easter weekend and absolutely loved it. The cooking class with Oguz was one of the biggest highlights of our trip! I am vegetarian and although I forgot to tell him before the class, co-incidentally most of the dishes we cooked were veggie! We made houmous, stuffed peppers, halva, aubergine dip (my fave!) and bourek. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

As a family of 5 (parents and young adult children), we joined 5 or 6 others participants from all over the world. A fun, interesting group - lots of networking about touring Turkey commenced. This 5-hour class was really divided into two parts: shopping and cooking. SHOPPING: Even in the pouring rain, we were able to investigate the markets. After... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

What a pleasure it was to spend an evening with Oguz, learning classic Turkish dishes while talking about Turkish culture and life in Istanbul. The tour starts with an interesting walk through small side streets off Istiklal near Taksim Square, where we learned about different ingredients and got to taste fresh ingredients. It was a great introduction to some of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

The tour of the market place was a lot of fun, and the food we cooked delicious. Loved getting some good tips and recipes, drinking some beer, and eating. We only wish we'd done this when we first got to Istanbul, rather than at the end of our trip. Oguz had some great recommendations and it would have been nice... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The class was great fun, Oguz was really friendly and told us a lot about life in Turkey. The recipes were completely new to me but easy enough that I will replicate them at home. I ate way too much but the food was all so delicious!!!

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Istanbul’s most famous street, pedestrianized Istiklal Caddesi (Independence Avenue), throbs day and night and offers a fantastic array of architectural sights, shops, treats, and throngs upon teeming throngs of people. At the avenue’s northeastern end is expansive Taksim Square, thought by many to be the very heart of the city, with many of Turkey’s most renowned restaurants and some of Europe’s most happening nightlife in close proximity. In striking contrast, Beyoglu’s less trafficked areas – such as the affluent Cihangir and the antiques district of Cukurcuma – exude Old World charm and provide contemplative calm and splendid diversion via an assortment of cozy cafes, attractive boutiques, and quiet lanes.
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