Host: Çiğdem

Istanbul, Turkey

USD
$52-$54 per person

Seasonal Turkish homecooking

Host offerings
  • Apartment
  • Home cook
  • Pets
  • Vegetarian
  • Alcohol
  • Transportation
  • Cooking experience
  • Market visit
  • Street food tour

Meet Çiğdem

Çiğdem is a lively host who loves to experiment in the kitchen. Relying on the freshest seasonal produce, she whips up healthy, home-style meals and rarely makes the same thing twice. A creative at heart, when she's not cooking in the kitchen Çiğdem loves learning new handicrafts which you will see displayed in her beautifully decorated apartment.

A culture lover, Çiğdem delights in sharing stories of Turkish history, art, cooking and modern day Istanbul with her guests.

What to expect

In-home meal: (2-8 guests) Çiğdem prepares seasonal dishes using the freshest produce from her local market. Join her at her table for a typical home-style meal which focuses on soups, vegetables and rice dishes in which meat is an accent, not the focus of the meal. Depending on the season, your meal might begin with a hot or cold soup, perhaps mercimek çorbası (red lentil soup) in winter or cacık (chilled cucumber and yogurt soup) in summer. She loves to prepare dolma (stuffed vegetables) like eggplant, peppers or zucchini which are filled with a savory mixture of rice and mincemeat and is an expert at preparing fresh, vibrant zeytinyağlılar (seasonal vegetable cooked in olive oil and dressed with herbs) which is typically served at room temperature. Like most Turkish homes, no meal at Çiğdem's home is complete without a salad and fresh bread.

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Çiğdem

$52-$54 USD

per person
  • 100% Satisfaction guarantee or your money back
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance
  • Exact pricing depends on experience and will be shown before booking

Meet Çiğdem

Çiğdem is a lively host who loves to experiment in the kitchen. Relying on the freshest seasonal produce, she whips up healthy, home-style meals and rarely makes the same thing twice. A creative at heart, when she's not cooking in the kitchen Çiğdem loves learning new handicrafts which you will see displayed in her beautifully decorated apartment.

A culture lover, Çiğdem delights in sharing stories of Turkish history, art, cooking and modern day Istanbul with her guests.

What to expect

In-home meal: (2-8 guests) Çiğdem prepares seasonal dishes using the freshest produce from her local market. Join her at her table for a typical home-style meal which focuses on soups, vegetables and rice dishes in which meat is an accent, not the focus of the meal. Depending on the season, your meal might begin with a hot or cold soup, perhaps mercimek çorbası (red lentil soup) in winter or cacık (chilled cucumber and yogurt soup) in summer. She loves to prepare dolma (stuffed vegetables) like eggplant, peppers or zucchini which are filled with a savory mixture of rice and mincemeat and is an expert at preparing fresh, vibrant zeytinyağlılar (seasonal vegetable cooked in olive oil and dressed with herbs) which is typically served at room temperature. Like most Turkish homes, no meal at Çiğdem's home is complete without a salad and fresh bread.

Pricing
1 person 2-4 people 5+ people
In-Home Meal
Not offered $54 $52
Experience Timings
Lunch Dinner
In-Home Meal
12:30pm-2:30pm 7:00pm-9:00pm
Host Contact
  • You can message your host directly once you've made your booking
  • Address and phone number will be provided upon booking confirmation