Cooking Up a Storm in Turkey

If you (understandably) happen to be mesmerised by Middle Eastern, Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine, or have an interest in the finer culinary arts in general, then a fun way to learn to master the tastes of this country is to embark on cookery classes in Turkey. If you happen to be planning a holiday or have recently bought property in Turkey and plan to settle here soon then, as far as we’re concerned here at Oceanwide Properties Turkey, then this is an excellent way to get to know the country better.


Cooking in Istanbul

The city of Istanbul is one of the world’s impressive and fun culinary outlets while the Istanbul Food Workshop in the Western District is a particularly fascinating venue to pay a visit to. The company offers a series of Ottoman-style cookery classes. But they’re not just kitchen-based. No, the courses involve fun excursions to local food markets. What better way to eat and breathe Turkey?

The Cuisine of Sultans

The International Kitchen offers a delightful “Cuisine of Sultans” cooking tour, exploring Izmir, Cappadocia and Kusadasi. Learn all about Turkish spices and take inspiration from the fusion of ancient and modern Turkish flavours. Wine is regarded as just as important as the food with this company and you’ll also visit the odd winery too. Sounds like a plan!

Cooking in Kalkan

If you have recently purchased Turkish property near Kalkan and are keen to meet some locals and make new friends then the town’s well-known Guru restaurant runs popular cooking courses. This family-run establishment uses only fresh produce, plucked daily from the restaurant’s own garden. And, because of its location at the picturesque Kalkan Bay, getting hold of fresh seafood isn’t a problem either. For those interested in olives and how olive oil is produced then the restaurant offers special tutoring sessions in this once a year. Check for times and availability. We love the idea of being able to make our own olive oil!

It’s fair to say that Turkish cuisine is prized world-wide. Now as a visitor or resident you will have the opportunity to learn to cook like a Turkish professional chef. Whether it is the exquisite use of spices, or the combination of healthy Mediterranean cooking with Middle Eastern flavours – cooking classes in Turkey can offer a variety of interesting, colourful and delicious dishes.

Istanbul, in particular, is a hub of culture and culinary activities with the famous Spice Bazaar serving as inspiration throughout the country. You may find yourself yearning to settle down in a quiet Turkish property in the countryside or at one of Turkish’s beautiful beach resort areas. If you are in the market for buying or renting a home in Turkey and are looking for property for sale in Fethiye, Kalkan or similar areas (or even Istanbul), then do get in touch with us here at Oceanwide Properties Turkey. We can offer plenty of practical advice and would certainly encourage you to take a look through our extensive list of properties in the area.


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