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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 keşkek, 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.
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.
7/1/2014 - 7/31/2014
Turkey's apricot capital, to celebrate the harvesting of the crop. Held in July.
Marking the end of Ramadan, a happy time spent socializing and exchanging gifts of Turkish delight and other sweets.
Mengen (Bolu) Chef's Festival
8/1/2014 - 8/31/2014
Turkish chefs regale local and foreign travel writers and the press with samples of Turkish gastronomical delights. Held in August.
9/18/2014 - 9/20/2014
Diyarbakir is reputed for its watermelons. During the Watermelon Festival, you can see watermelons weighing up to 88 pounds. Dates approx.
Mesir Macunu (Power Gum) Festival
3/24/2015 - 3/29/2015
Commemorates the power of a honeyed, many-spiced (41) elixir that restored the health of Ottoman Sultan Suleyman's mother over 400 years ago.