TURKISH COOKING TOURS
Turkish Cuisine Tours are scheduled tours operated by Turkish Heritage Travel agency aiming to teach guests, one of the most famous cuisines of the world.
Cooking Class in Cappadocia
This class will start at 10:00 from your hotel in Cappadocia. We will pick you up from your hotel and you will drive to a local market in Cappadocia (expect than Thursday) for the shopping. Then , we will drive to the King's Valley of Kelebek Hotel for a memorable cooking expreience in the middle of untouched nature. Offered by the local village women, our cooking class is an opportunity to learn how to make the basic Cappadocian meals including a soup, dolma, sarma, seasonal main course (eg. Green beans, leaks, chickpeas), dessert and Turkish Coffee. With the aid of your instructor versed in cooking terms and techniques, you will spend this half-day class learning how to create each dish - and when it comes to lunch time, you will have dalma and sarma which you have just prepared with your own hands as well as some other side dishes and traditional desserts. We will then drive back to your hotel and finish the tour around 14:00. This your is only available between the 15th of April 2015 and the 31st of October 2015.
Sarma, which means rolling or wrapping will be your second recipe. It is basicly stuffed vine leaves cooked with olive oil. You will learn the tricks on choosing vine leaves and rolling techniques from local women who will be supervising you.
Turkish Coffee is your last lesson. Coffee has created its own “culture” in Turkey are the famous words of the great Turkish 20th century poet, Yahya Kemal. A little bit more than a casual visit to Turkey would convince anyone that this is the case. Coffee for Turks is not simply a drink, but has its own history, its institutions (coffeehouses), its rituals, its own rules of when and how to drink it, and even a tradition of fortune-telling by reading the coffee grinds deposited at the bottom of a traditional Turkish coffee cup… Most Turks would find it superfluous to call it Turkish coffee: coffee is Turkish coffee. You will learn history and preparation of this highly respected drink.
When it comes to lunch time, you will have dolma and sarma which you have just prepared with your own hands as well as some other side dishes and traditional desserts.
This half-day cooking activity will start at 10:00 from your hotel and we will leave you back to hotel around 13:30. It is 65 Euro per person based on 2 people including lunch and pick-up and drop-off for hotel. We offer a 10 Euro discount with cash payment; the cash rate is 55 Euros per person. The rate for a single person will be 90 Euro.
Letter of Recommendation
I cannot recommend Mustafa and Turkish Heritage Travel enough. Mustafa answered all our questions and literally made our trip to Turkey one of the most memorable times of our lives. He is a treasure. We feel we have made a friend for life and have already welcomed him into our home here in California.
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