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Let us cook and eat Turkish mezzes

İstanbul, TurkeyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

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Cooking experience hosted by Nurgül

3 hours
Turkish
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English, French, Turkish

What you'll do

About Turkish mezzes cooking class...)

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.

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:
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Other things to note
Bookings which aren't canceled till 2 hours before the starting time, must be paid to the host.
About Turkish mezzes cooking class...)

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, w…

Nurgül's commitment to safety

This host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19-related safety and cleaning guidelines—including adhering to social distancing guidelines, practicing good hygiene, and ensuring that all participants wear a mask.
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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...
  • Transportation
    I'll pick you up from our meeting place and accompy till my place.
  • Equipment
From $70
/ person
Wed, Jan 27
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Join 1 other guest
$63 per person
$63 per person
Thu, Jan 28
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
$70 per person
$70 per person
Fri, Jan 29
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
$70 per person
$70 per person

Meet your host, Nurgül

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 58 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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 4.95 out of 5 from 58 reviews.

Abdulaziz
December 2020
Nurgul is very generous and kind, she will make you feel like you're in your own home. The stories she said will take you to another world. I had a great time and the food was super delicious. It's such a great experience!
Ivan Dale
December 2020
Really fun experience of cooking a crazy 10 different Mezze’s in Nurgül’s cosy home. Would recommend to everyone who’s looking for a great cultural and culinary experience.
Taylor
December 2020
Excellent experience! Health and safety was taken very seriously and masks/hand sanitizer was provided. The food we cooked was so delicious, I can’t wait to cook it again!!
Mariia
December 2020
It was absolutely amazing and authentic experience. If you want to meet with real Turkish cuisine - you need to try it. Nurgul is very attentive and responsive, masterfully tells and explains all little things and details. In this experience, we felt like members of her family, so warmly Nurgul received us. Highly recommend!
It was absolutely amazing and authentic experience. If you want to meet with real Turkish cuisine - you need to try it. Nurgul is very attentive and responsive, masterfully tells a…
Anais
November 2020
I had such a great time! Nurgul is adorable, super friendly and you’ll learn to cook super dishes in a cozy and warm setting. I highly recommend it!
DianaMarie
November 2020
I joined Nurgul's meze cooking class, and it was fantastic. We cooked 9 dishes during the 3-hour class, a feat that was only possible because Nurgul knows how to cook delicious meals efficiently. Having been welcomed into Nurgul's home, I felt that I was getting a better look at the home life of the average Turkish person and learning more about Turkish cuisine outside of its meat-heavy image since we primarily cooked vegetarian dishes. Nurgul introduced me to some popular dishes like hummus and borek as well as new ones like a fried veal liver dish. Everything was delicious and Nurgul was kind and patient throughout our session together.
I joined Nurgul's meze cooking class, and it was fantastic. We cooked 9 dishes during the 3-hour class, a feat that was only possible because Nurgul knows how to cook delicious mea…

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Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like an accommodation.
Vegan
Gluten-free
Vegetarian

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

What to bring

Mobile phone and notebook