Learning how to cook alla
Turca is one of the
most rewarding experiences of a
visit to Turkey, and may be the
most valuable and prized souvenir
you bring home with you—and
the one you will be proudest to
demonstrate to your friends.
For many diners, a glass or two of good wine is essential to the enjoyment of fine cuisine. Turkey was among the regions where wine developed in earliest times, and winemaking thrives here today. You'll be surprised at the quality of Turkish wines. More...
For an even fuller experience, take a tour of a day, a few days, a week or more that includes Turkish cuisine as a prime interest. More...
are some Turkish cuisine classes and wine-tastings:
Cooking Alaturka offers delightful four-hour cooking
classes in the fully-equipped kitchen
of the Cooking Alaturka
Caddesi in Sultanahmet, Istanbul.
preparing a menu of Ottoman, traditional
Turkish and regional dishes, the
class sits down to enjoy them for lunch
with a glass of wine. More...
Half-day cooking courses in Istanbul,
chats with gourmet
experts, walking tours of the markets,
to all the city's major points of
historical and cultural interest—in
short, all sorts of Turkish
—by Tom Brosnahan