Turkish mezzes workshop

Kadıköy, TurkeyPart of the Airbnb Cooking collection

Cooking experience hosted by Nurgül

3 hours, Hosted in English, French, and Turkish
Committed to safety
This Host committed to Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety guidelines.
Up to 4 people
Turkish cuisine
Host can accommodate dietary restrictions.
Includes food and drinks

What you'll do

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.
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, from the very beginning, ie, peeling and cutting the onions etc, 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.

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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.
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 cuis…

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...

Meet your Host, Nurgül

Host on Airbnb since 2019
  • 86 Reviews
  • Identity verified
When I travel I first discover the local tastes with great interest. I dealt with foreign trade for 30 years. I'm retired and live with my cats now in a big site surrounded by trees just in the middle of the city. I share now my cooking experiences, taken more than 600 years over from my antecedents, combining with home ambiance, by people all around the world, since cooking and sharing the taste were always like a therapy for me.

So let's meet, start to learn, cook and get the chance to taste the most delicious Turkish mezzes ..
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Where you'll be

Istanbul is on two continents: Europe & Asia. Travelers explore by lodging in the European side and see features of Asian side:
https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/feb/19/istanbul-kadikoy-moda-locals-guide-culture-modern-arts-cafes-traditional-turkey. This experience will enable you to discover Moda which is nearby my place. Ending with a sip of a drink at a bar in Moda after delicious mezzes, will make your experience unforgettable.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 86 reviews.

Mathew
September 2021
Just had a fantastic time! Nur is simply one in a million. She’s worth going to see alone. The food was excellent. The instruction was clear and made sense. Can’t recommend this experience in higher regard.
Laura
September 2021
We had a great time at Nur's cooking class! She was a sweet and welcoming host and the food was delicious. We cooked 9 different mezes - some of our favorites were Sigara Borek, Eggplant Salad, and Fava bean dip - and she also prepared a traditional Turkish dessert (Ashure) before our arrival. Nur's place was a little difficult to get to due to the cab shortage so make sure to leave plenty of time and call a cab in advance. Highly recommend this experience!
Valentine
September 2021
La cuisine de Nur est excellente, on apprend plein de choses et en plus Nur parle très bien français et est très sympathique !
James
August 2021
I had the opportunity to take private lessons with Nurgül. Her knowledge and skill set makes your learning experience great! She is very patient in explaining her recipes step by step and will answer any questions along the way. It felt just like cooking at home, exactly what i was looking for. If you are looking for authentic experience, she is all that! I really enjoyed the afternoon cooking. Highly recommended!
Jane Pearl
August 2021
Hi everyone! I highly recommend this amazing experience with Nur! It was my birthday trip and I want to make the most of it. I had few hours layover in Istanbul and I was thinking what else can I do since I've visited Istanbul couple of times already. Good thing, I found Nur's cooking class here in airbnb and it was a memorable birthday dinnee for me 😊 Nur's place is located few minutes away from Kadikoy ferry stop. The place is very quite and relaxed. I came a bit early so I busy myself walking around the neighborhood while waiting for her to be ready. We had a fantastic time cooking together! *well, mostly her and I'm assisting her!* I also learned a lot about food history and I feel like the daughter of the house! The food! what can I say? Beyond amazing! Everything is of high quality, home made and tasty! We cooked 10 kinds of meze and it's all the best! I can't wait to come back and do the breakfast cooking! So, if you happen to find yourself in Istanbul, don't let this opportunity of learning slip away!
Alicia
July 2021
Thank you so much for opening up your house. She definitely customized the menu based off of our preferences (vegetarian and dislike of onions). The experience was different then I expected. It felt more like she was cooking for us versus us actually cooking together. The food was amazing and way more then two of us can actually eat.

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    4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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    2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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  • Fri, Oct 22
    2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
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  • Sat, Oct 23
    3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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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.
Vegetarian
Vegan
Gluten-free

Things to know

Guest requirements

You’ll need a photo that matches the one on your ID to confirm who’s actually going on this experience.
Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

Cancellation policy

Cancel within 24 hours of purchasing or at least 7 days before the experience starts for a full refund.