Türk_Kahvesi_-_Bakir_CezveFood is one of the most defining symbols of Turkish identity. The astonishingly rich and varied Turkish Cuisine is one of the most renowned in the world and it is a fusion of Turkish, Mediterranean, Greek, Jewish, Middle Eastern, Balkan and Central Asian Cuisines. Different geographical regions of Turkey have very different landscape and climate characteristics. It is fascinating to visit these regions and taste their special dishes to discover how their food culture is a reflection of their physical surroundings.

Breads baked in clay ovens or on griddles; savory pastries with flavorful cheese, meat and vegetable fillings;  stuffed pastas and vegetables; skewered meats, later known as kebabs, cured and dried meats, cheeses and yogurt were convenient and staple foods of the pastoral Turks. Following their entrance into Anatolia a thousand years ago, this ancient Turkish food culture was influenced by  the climate, landscape and the diverse ethnic heritage of the three empires, and evolved into the extremely rich and lavish Turkish Cuisine of today.

To prepare the authentic, rural Anatolian dishes or the urban delicacies perfected in the palace kitchens, Turks use simple, local and very fresh ingredients. Preparation is careful and laborious, and the dishes exploding with flavor are respected and enjoyed with social rituals.

Food in Turkey is so good that it is worth traveling to Turkey just to eat. That is why I designed perfect tours for you to eat your way through Turkey, or just Istanbul which is the epicenter of Turkish Cuisine.

This is a unique opportunity to taste, smell and savor the rich and mouthwatering flavors not found anywhere else. Take a journey with us through the fresh, authentic and exotic Turkish cuisine. Experience hands on cooking and shop in local markets for fresh produce. Discover the story of pastrami. Learn how mouthwatering kebabs are made. Join in the discussion: Where is baklava originally from? Is there anything on earth more heavenly, yet more sinful than Turkish delight?

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PASSIONATE FOODIES OF ISTANBUL ( 7 days / 6 nights)

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The cuisine of Istanbul is full of irresistible delicacies. Traditional dishes refined in the palace kitchens , perfectly seasoned kebabs, soups, pastries to die for, delicious mezes, fresh fish, crisp and buttery baklavas filled with nuts, sweets named after harem ladies, Turkish delights,  syrups, Turkish tea and coffee and many more must be sampled to know why Turkish Cuisine is one of the most renowned in the world.

Get intimately acquainted with Istanbul on a treasure hunt of street food. Fish sandwiches, special hamburgers, pickles, doner, spicy meatballs, stuffed mussels, Turkish pizzas called lahmacun, pide, simit and lokma are only a few of the choices that you can find in many places until the early hours of the morning.

Enjoy a comfortable, unforgettable and delicious vacation in Istanbul featuring luxury accommodations, hands on cooking, home hosted dinners and world class fine dining in trendy restaurants. Explore the fascinating Old City with a highly knowledgeable, friendly private tour guide and discover historical monuments of three empires. Shop in vibrant bazaars, taste irresistible kebabs, indulge yourself in unbelievable varieties of buttery, sweet baklavas and enjoy the fresh aroma of Turkish coffee.

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CULINARY DELIGHTS OF TURKEY (10 days / 9 nights)

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Istanbul . Cappadocia . Konya . Pamukkale . Aphrodisias . Kusadasi . Ephesus . Sirince . Izmir

Turkish cuisine is full of irresistable delicacies. Traditional dishes refined in the palace kitchens, perfectly seasoned kebabs, soups, pastries to die for, delicious mezes, fresh grilled fish, crisp and buttery baklavas filled with nuts and sweets named after harem ladies, Turkish delights,  syrups, Turkish tea and coffee and many more must be sampled to know why Turkish Cuisine is one of the most renowned in the world.

Take a private journey with us and eat your way through some of the most distinctive regions of Turkey. Let us introduce you to Turkey’s rich and time-honored traditions, cooking techniques, seasonal local produce, specialties, local chefs and eateries.

Enjoy an uncommon food adventure that will create your most delicious memories.

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TURKISH FOOD...the irresistable reason to visit Turkey...

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