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Let us learn cook and eat Turkish mezzes

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 51 reviews.İstanbul, TurkeyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Nurgül

3 hours
Turkish
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English, French, Turkish

What you'll do

About Turkish mezzes cooking class... (For Turkish Main Courses Class, please see my other experience: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/2029633?s=67&unique_share_id=bf70efbd-3fdc-4e5f-b2c5-219f22d3eb51)

Turkish cuisine is particularly famous for its wide selection of appetizers and starters, usually accompanied by wine and Turkish rakı; an anise-flavored, similar to ouzo.

On a Mezze Table, there is no main course, no dessert, just cold/hot appetizers and starters in small plates. The variety of Turkish mezzes are quite amazing.

This wide variety of mouth watering dishes, which is mostly the heritage of Ottoman cuisine, is the mixture and refinement of Central Asian, Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines. Therefore it is impossible to fit Turkish cuisine into a short list.

When we meet, after a short chat, we start to prepare and cook, with a nice music background, perfect timing included.
Classes are never based on a same listing; I just shop on the experience day for fresh and seasonal ingredients.
We finish by setting the table and enjoying what we've cooked by eating and drinking.

Let's realize the unifying feature of the food that collects on one table via this experience.

If you wonder what we do in cooking classes, you can have a look:
https://www.instagram.com/nur.cookingclass
About Turkish mezzes cooking class... (For Turkish Main Courses Class, please see my other experience: https://www.airbnb.com/experiences/2029633?s=67&unique_share_id=bf70efbd-3fdc-4e5f-b2c5-219f22d3eb51)

Turkish cuisine is particularly famous for its wide selection of appetizers and starters, usually accompanied by wine and Turkish rakı; an anise-flavored, similar to ouzo.

On a Mezze Table, there is no main course, no dess…

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What's included

  • Food
    While my experiences, I'm always attentive about dietary restrictions of my...
  • Drinks
    Hot & cold mezzes and one shot welcome Raki.

    Wine and raki extr...
  • Transport
    I'll pick you up from our meeting place and accompy till my place.
  • Equipment
From ₹4,099
/ person
Sun, 25 Oct
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
₹4,099 per person
₹4,099 per person
Mon, 26 Oct
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
₹4,099 per person
₹4,099 per person
Tue, 27 Oct
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
₹4,099 per person
₹4,099 per person

Meet your host, Nurgül

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 51 Reviews
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Hey there!
Kitchen is the mirror of a country! When I travel I follow this motto and I first discover the local taste with great interest.
Who I am? I dealt with foreign trade for 30 years.. When retired, I run my bistro for more than 5,5 years. Cooking and sharing the taste were always like a therapy for me. As I speak English and French, I also had the chance to welcome foreign guests in my place, through my elder daughter who was the ambassador of Couch Surfing İstanbul which made our cookery journey very enjoyable.
Now, I want to share my cooking experience, taken more than 600 years over from my antecedents, combining with home ambiance, with people all around the world. So let's meet and cook..
I'd be very glad to welcome you.
Hey there!
Kitchen is the mirror of a country! When I travel I follow this motto and I first discover the local taste with great interest.
Who I am? I dealt with foreign trade for 30 years.. When retired, I run my bistro for more than 5,5 years. Cooking and sharing the taste were always like a therapy for me. As I speak English and French, I also had the chance to welcome foreign guests in my place, through my elder daughter who was the ambassador of Couch Surfing İstanbul which ma…
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Where you'll be

I live in a peaceful and quiet site in Asian side, just in the city center but surrounded with all kind of trees.. Easy to reach-very close to all public transportation. My experiences are in my home's functional kitchen. We set the table in the balcony when the weather is nice.

Rated 4.94 out of 5 from 51 reviews.

Bruno
September 2020
Had a great evening with Nur cooking typical TUrkish mezze. The food was absolutely delicious, my favourite part was sitting down with her after cooking and chatting about our lives. Definitely recommend for anyone who wants to discover a more authentic side of Istanbul and enjoys food.
Had a great evening with Nur cooking typical TUrkish mezze. The food was absolutely delicious, my favourite part was sitting down with her after cooking and chatting about our live…
Sherry
September 2020
Cooking with Nurgul was a great experience and I learned a lot of interesting new Turkish dishes. It was a nice private session (appreciated given Covid-19) with just me and her in her home and we kept our mask on for the entire time to be safe. I think Nurgul took care to show me how things are done and gave me an opportunity to try it myself, which was good.
Cooking with Nurgul was a great experience and I learned a lot of interesting new Turkish dishes. It was a nice private session (appreciated given Covid-19) with just me and her in…
Sandaara
September 2020
Нам с мужем очень понравился мастер-класс Нургюл. Он очень искренний и интересный. Все было супер вкусно. Ещё было такое ощущение, что мы в гостях у нашей родственницы. Раньше я не понимала смысла мезе. Теперь мы знаем многое и можем приготовить мезе у себя дома. Ещё Нургюл открыла нам свой секрет молодости:). Спасибо, Нургюл!
Нам с мужем очень понравился мастер-класс Нургюл. Он очень искренний и интересный. Все было супер вкусно. Ещё было такое ощущение, что мы в гостях у нашей родственницы. Раньше я не…
Elsa
September 2020
Nous recommandons vivement ce cours de cuisine turque. Nur nous a mis à l'aise, nous avions l'impression de cuisiner en famille. Nous avons concocté 9 mezzes différents. La dégustation fut un vrai plaisir, que ce soit par les saveurs ou les échanges sur la culture de notre hôte. Merci encore pour ce merveilleux moment!
Nous recommandons vivement ce cours de cuisine turque. Nur nous a mis à l'aise, nous avions l'impression de cuisiner en famille. Nous avons concocté 9 mezzes différents. La dégusta…
Kate
March 2020
This was a fantastic and unique start to our holiday in Istanbul.we were met by Nurgul at the train station and then welcomed into her small but spotlessly clean kitchen. she patiently showed us each step of the cooking process and we ended up with eight delicious mezzes.... many of which I had never tried before. She's an imaginative and intuitive cook and we found out a lot about the history of the cuisine and everyday life in Istanbul.....a fantastic day and would thoroughly recommend!
This was a fantastic and unique start to our holiday in Istanbul.we were met by Nurgul at the train station and then welcomed into her small but spotlessly clean kitchen. she patie…
Ameer
March 2020
Great cooking class with Nur. I did the mezze class and was able to learn 7 new dishes. I loved that she took my interests and crafted the class towards what I was looking for (less fried, more vegetarian) and the end result was great. There is a lot of teaching, so come ready to learn!
Great cooking class with Nur. I did the mezze class and was able to learn 7 new dishes. I loved that she took my interests and crafted the class towards what I was looking for (les…

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Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

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What to bring

Mobile phone and notebook