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Cook and eat like Turkish on backyard

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 13 reviews.Göreme , TurkeyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Mehmet Yiğit

3.5 hours
Turkish
Up to 5 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

Even as a beginner, you will learn to make three Turkish dishes. We will guide and show you every step of the way and let you give it a try. We will also teach you the cooking methods used in Turkish cuisine, using my family recipes. When our guests arrive, they will be welcomed with Turkish Delight. Information about Turkish food culture will be transferred and necessary explanations will be made about the menu. The place of mantı in the traditional kitchen and stuffed grapes leaves, which is the menu, will be explained in addition to the bulgur pilav, consisting of a mixture of bulghur and spices. Finally, a surprise dessert will be prepared. After cooking, we will enjoy the delicious meal we cooked together. Ayran, tea and water will take place as a drink. The guests will be served Turkish Coffee finally.
Even as a beginner, you will learn to make three Turkish dishes. We will guide and show you every step of the way and let you give it a try. We will also teach you the cooking methods used in Turkish cuisine, using my family recipes. When our guests arrive, they will be welcomed with Turkish Delight. Information about Turkish food culture will be transferred and necessary explanations will be made about the menu. The place of mantı in the traditi…

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What's included

  • Food
  • Drinks
    also Ayran and Turkish coffee
From ₹3,813
/ person
Sun, 25 Oct
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
₹3,813 per person
₹3,813 per person
Mon, 26 Oct
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
₹3,813 per person
₹3,813 per person
Tue, 27 Oct
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
₹3,813 per person
₹3,813 per person

Meet your host, Mehmet Yiğit

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 13 Reviews
  • Identity verified
If you would like to enjoy reel Turkish hospitality, you must get into touch of us. We welcome you with my parents into our backyard or in the house according to weather conditions.
I am graduated from tourism faculty and now attending to have master degree of tourism.
We belive that Turkish Cuisine not only kebab and döner. For this reason, we want to show you the real Turkish cuisine.
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Where you'll be

We welcome our guests in a backyard house in the countryside of Avanos about 10 km from Göreme. We aim to create a beautiful experience in this quiet, relaxing hause garden away from traffic. You can be sure of our efforts to show the highest level of Turkish hospitality and to please you.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 13 reviews.

Angelique
October 2020
Words can not describe the experience my fiancé and I had with Mehmet and his family. They kindly picked us up from our hotel and we drove to there home where we learned how to make a traditional Turkish meal. They have an awesome golden retriever♥️ and a gorgeous back yard with many vegetables, fruits, and flowers to pick at and chose from! We were hands on when making our meals and I fell in love with his mother! She and Mehmet’s father are very patient, loving, and welcoming. We started our experience in the backyard and moved into the house. All of our meals were made from scratch. We bonded with the family instantly, and they made us feel right at home! We all sat and ate together as a family and spoke about many topics and view points because were both from two different sides of the world. His father and I shared an interest in gardening and he politely gave me seeds he has been collecting from his garden to plant in my garden. We spoke of the cold in Chicago and his mother gifted me with knitted socks and a beautiful wash cloth she knitted herself to take back home with me. They also gifted us with the famous Turkish Coffee and Tea!! This experience is a must when visiting Cappadocia! The same way they treated us and welcomed us into their home they are more than welcome to stay with us when they visit America, so we can great them with the same love and hospitality.
Words can not describe the experience my fiancé and I had with Mehmet and his family. They kindly picked us up from our hotel and we drove to there home where we learned how to mak…
Giana
September 2020
I wanted to create a special experience for my boyfriend who is a huge foodie. Mehmet was able to bring this to life flawlessly! Although the experience was listed as a group dinner, I asked for a private Turkish breakfast experience. Mehmet’s chef (mom) cooked more amazing food than we could have imagined - most of which featured ingredients from their garden or from the neighbor’s. The entire family was very knowledgeable about Turkish food. We enjoyed sitting outside in their backyard garden. It was more special than any restaurant we went to in Cappadocia. I wish I could give more than 5 stars! Thank you Mehmet and your family for the hospitality and personalized experience!
I wanted to create a special experience for my boyfriend who is a huge foodie. Mehmet was able to bring this to life flawlessly! Although the experience was listed as a group dinne…
Lorena
March 2020
Unique experience! We are so glad that we found this experience and met Yigit and his parents. This family is so heartwarming and caring about your feelings and we felt very welcome in their clean and tidy house. After picking us up at our Hotel in Göreme, Yigit and his father made a short excursion and showed us the beautiful landscape next to the town Avanos. After we arrived at their beautiful House and met Yigits mother, we drunk Turkish tea and firstly learned to know each other. After that we startet cooking. They showed us different kinds of special Turkish foods like Manti (Turkish ravioli) or filled Wine leaves. Following we all sat together and ate our self prepared food what was very delicious. We talked about many different topics and learned to know the Turkish culture. This family knows so much about the region and culture. We are so thankful for this experience and especially for meeting these beautiful people who always had a smile on their face. We had a very good time at Yigits home and will never forget about this day.
Unique experience! We are so glad that we found this experience and met Yigit and his parents. This family is so heartwarming and caring about your feelings and we felt very welco…
Asif
January 2020
This was one of the best experiences I've had through my Turkey trip, I will miss the time spent with the family, amazing experience, 100% recommendation. I hope to meet them again. Amazing people.
Abhishek
January 2020
This cooking class was, HANDS DOWN, one of the best experiences of my entire stay in Turkey...and the best cooking class I've taken anywhere. Mehmet (Yiit) and his parents were kind, welcoming, and incredibly gracious. We spent over 4 hours together in the kitchen cooking a large, multi-course meal. My girlfriend and I learned how to make several of our favorite Turkish dishes, and became friends with Yiit and his wonderful parents in the process. If you are in Cappadocia, this is a MUST DO! Turkish hospitality at its finest.
This cooking class was, HANDS DOWN, one of the best experiences of my entire stay in Turkey...and the best cooking class I've taken anywhere. Mehmet (Yiit) and his parents were kin…
Sara
December 2019
Wow! Please do this experience. Yiit and his family are a true treasure. Before the class, Yiit showed us around Avanos a little bit. He then took us to his house where we felt so welcomed! Unfortunately it was raining, so we had to cook indoors, but it made it feel even more like we were all cooking a big family meal together. Yiit's father and friend were there, and they are both culinary/gastronomy professors, so you knew you were getting an expert lesson. The house was so warm and full of love, and we rolled out (prepare to be STUFFED with food) feeling so sad to be going. If you have a chance to spend time with this amazing and talented family, you should!
Wow! Please do this experience. Yiit and his family are a true treasure. Before the class, Yiit showed us around Avanos a little bit. He then took us to his house where we felt so…

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Up to 5 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

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