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Turkey Culinary Travel

TurkeyCooking Vacations, Foodie Tours, Culinary Getaways

In the cradle of civilization, Turkish cuisine offers centuries of cooking experience, blending of spices and flavors into every dish from salads to breads to meat dishes. Bridging a variety of cultures and countries, Turkey offers a truly diverse opportunity to experience the fusion of western and eastern influences. Bulgur, minced meat, and salads are the backbone of Turkish home-style cooking, as well as spicy Turkish sausages, crusty loaf breads, and full-flavored vegetable dishes. Turkish cooking is truly an adventure, from kuzu Çevirme which is milk fed lamb on a spit to mahmudiye which is chicken with apricots, honey and currants. Experience cooking flavorful dishes with sardines and anchovies, traditional kebabs, and keskek, a specialty of central Anatolia. From the Black Sea in northern Turkey to the shores of the Mediterranean, a Turkish culinary tour is a unique opportunity to taste, smell and savor the rich flavors not found anywhere else.
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A Turkish Culinary Adventure from Istanbul to Cappadocia
A Turkish Culinary Adventure from Istanbul to Cappadocia
Taste the delights from the cradle of civilization in a mouthwatering culinary and cultural tour of Istanbul and Cappadocia with four cooking classes. All tours conducted in English with a certified tour guide. Turkish highlights in Istanbul include Topkapi Palace, Hippodrome, Blue Mosque, Grand Bazaar, Bosphorus Bridge, and the Spice Bazaar, along with the flight to Cappadocia to see the Goreme Open Air Museum, and Ortahisar Castle.
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Istanbul, Turkey

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Apricot Festival

7/1/2016 - 7/31/2016
Turkey's apricot capital, to celebrate the harvesting of the crop. Held in July.
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Golden Pistachio Festival

9/1/2016 - 10/15/2016
The recognition of the production of the best pistachio nuts. Held in September and October - dates approximate.
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Watermelon Festival

9/1/2016 - 9/30/2016
Diyarbakir is reputed for its watermelons. During the Watermelon Festival, you can see watermelons weighing up to 88 pounds. Dates approx.
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Mengen (Bolu) Chef's Festival

Mengen, Bolu
9/1/2016 - 9/30/2016
Turkish chefs regale local and foreign travel writers and the press with samples of Turkish gastronomical delights. Held in September
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International Grape Harvest Festival

9/9/2016 - 10/11/2016
One of the most important autumn events of the region.
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Asure Günü

10/10/2016 - 10/11/2016
Turks commemorate by serving a special sweet pudding called asure (AH-shoo-REH) made with cereals, raisins and nuts.
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Mevlid Kandili

12/11/2016 - 12/12/2016
The Prophet Muhammad's birthday is celebrated with mosque illuminations and special foods,
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