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Learn to make Turkish Cuisine in a private online class!

Approximately 1.5 hours
English or Turkish

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Your host Selda
A warm and inviting host, Selda loves to entertain and get to know new people. Selda's father was an excellent cook. Originally from the Black Sea region of Turkey, he fed the family plenty of fish and only the freshest vegetables. Selda remembers him cooking chestnuts on a wood stove in the family home, and omelets that were so beautifully presented that they could have been mistaken for works for art. He believed cooking was a form of personal expression. Selda inherited her father's love of the kitchen - and then some. Selda prides herself on her healthy take on traditional Turkish recipes cooked with seasonal ingredients. She also likes trying out non-traditional ingredients like quinoa. She has been experimenting with healthy cooking for several years and opened a food studio where she entertains friends and holds workshops. Don't expect common kebabs and other heavy meat dishes at Selda's - she showcases the real foods that Turks eat on a daily basis, with a healthy twist. Enjoy learning to cook Selda's savory karnıyarık (eggplant stuffed with minced meat and vegetables) and börek, Turkish phyllo pastry filled with a seasonal vegetable like spring peas or chard (a recipe passed down from her husband's mother)

Highlights
  • Learn to make börek and karniyarik, classic Turkish dishes
  • Private, one-on-one online instruction with a Turkish native
  • Scheduled mutually at your convenience (host lives in Istanbul, Turkey (GMT+3)
  • Customization available for dietary restrictions or preferences
  • Recipes and ingredients list will be emailed in advance of class
  • Travel from your own home and learn culinary traditions of Turkey!
  • You will need a baking tray, a brush for egg wash and a large glass Pyrex or oven friendly dish and aluminum foil
What will you cook together
  • Börek, Turkish phyllo pastry filled with a seasonal vegetable like spring peas or chard
  • Karnıyarık, eggplant stuffed with minced meat and vegetables
Ingredients
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  • 7 sheets phyllo dough
  • 2 cups (7 oz) Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 cups (7 oz) white mild or aged cheddar cheese, grated (or your choice like mozzarella, gruyere, etc.)
  • 2 cups (7 oz) goat cheese, crumbled
  • 2 cups fresh spring peas, Swiss chard or your choice of vegetable
  • 8 egg whites
  • Drizzle of honey
  • 1/2 lb (250 g) ground lamb
  • 6 eggplants
  • 1 big yellow onion, grated
  • 2 tomatoes, 1 sliced and 1 diced
  • 1 green bell pepper, diced
  • 2 long green chilies, slit
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 bunch parsley, chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper

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HOW IT WORKS
  • Submit a request and get connected with your host
  • Pay invoice sent to your email and receive confirmation details and class link
  • Meet your host online at your agreed time for your private cooking lesson!
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before event