Turkey Cooking Vacations and Culinary Adventures
As the cradle of civilization, Turkish cuisine offers centuries of cooking experience, blending spices and flavors into everything from salads to breads to meat dishes. Turkey, bridging a variety of cultures and countries, offers a truly diverse opportunity for those wishing to completely immerse themselves in the Turkish lifestyle through a culinary vacations or culinary tours to experience the fusion of western and eastern influences. From the Black Sea region of northern Turkey to the shores of the Mediterranean, foodies taking cooking classes in Turkey are in for a treat, from learning how to cook traditional kebabs to keşkek, a specialty of central Anatolia.
Bulgur, minced meat, and salads are the backbone of Turkish home-style cooking, as are spicy Turkish sausages, crusty loaf breads, and full flavored vegetable dishes. Utilizing a rich variety of spices, culinary vacations through Turkey also make heavy use of nuts and fresh vegetables in a variety of meat and vegetable dishes popular in regions throughout the country. Cooking in Turkey is truly an adventure, from kuzu çevirme, or milk fed lamb on a spit to mahmudiye, or chicken with apricots, honey and currants. Learn to cook flavorful dishes incorporating sardines and anchovies, and don't forget the wine tour offering an explicit opportunity to taste Marmara Turkish wine. From traditional köfte meat balls to lamb, beef or chicken kebabs, a Turkish culinary tour is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to taste, smell and savor the rich flavors of Turkey you won't find anywhere else.