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My favourite experience from a week in Istanbul

Wow we had such a ball: Judy from Oz, Ama and Jessica from Taiwan and Steve and I from the UK... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jill B
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Awesome experience

Cooking lesson was a great experience. We have traveled a lot and worked in the tourism industry... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Helsinki, Finland
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“cooking class”(28 reviews)
Cooking Alaturka offers daily Turkish cooking classes, either from 10:30 to 14:30 or from 16:30 to 20:30, to groups ranging from 2 to 11 persons. You cook five authentic Turkish dishes together with other travellers, under supervision of Rocco and...more
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Akbiyik Caddesi 72A | Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow we had such a ball: Judy from Oz, Ama and Jessica from Taiwan and Steve and I from the UK, started this experience from completely different backgrounds and cultures and enjoyed this introduction to a new one led by Leyla, Rocco and Nazli. We...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cooking lesson was a great experience. We have traveled a lot and worked in the tourism industry. One of the best experiences ever! Thanks to Rocco, Leyla and Nazli. Well done and greetings from Helsinki!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a fantastic cooking class and an incredibly immersive experience in Turkish culture and cuisine. Rocco, Leyla and Nizla were all so welcoming, funny and passionate about their food. They give you the chance to learn not only how to cook traditional Turkish food,...More

1  Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was an amazing experience, and the food was incredible. I can compare them to a number of other cooking classes I have experienced and they have by far exceeded them, both with their kindness and enthusiasm for their culture, food and country. They were...More

Thank Ruby T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had an absolute ball learning the ins and outs of Turkish cuisine with Leyla, Rocco and Nizla. Their passion and knowledge shone throughout the evening. Not only did they teach you tricks on how to prepare certain vegetables, they gave you a context and...More

Thank elizacannon
Reviewed 31 July 2018

We went there as a family of three and felt very comfortable straight away. Rocco, Leyla and Nizla made us feel welcome, it was like cooking with friends, with good conversation (but with professionally cooked food at the end!). They are a very professional team,...More

Thank ClogsKent
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Last week I was traveling around Istanbul with my friends. I was deeply impressed not just by hospitality of local people and amazing sights, but also by Turkish cuisine. I was so happy to find Cooking Alaturk! Very friendly atmosphere, nice people and much new...More

Thank Olga T
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We went to a class as a couple, there was one other couple there. It was a lot of fun learning the recipes and techniques like rolling the vine leaves. Food was lovely to eat in the restaurant area after it had finished cooking. Run...More

Thank JennyW2594
Reviewed 26 July 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed the trip very much, different local foods for breakfast and lunch. The tour continued until around 4 pm instead of 2 pm, although it was not mandatory for Leyla to continue until this time. This tour full of food, culture and information. Next...More

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Reviewed 24 July 2018

Cooking class was highlight of my Istanbul trip, I went to the class alone and came out with new friends, learned new cooking tecniques, had a great dinner and fun. Everything was so professional, thank you guys for the wonderful time.

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With so many unmissable attractions within a mere
stroll of each other – and all set around the site of
an ancient Byzantine hippodrome – Sultanahmet is an
overwhelmingly popular tourist destination, and a
prime location for visitors to be wowed on a truly
epic scale. Beyond the wonders of the Blue Mosque, the
Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace, and more, this
relatively small area of Istanbul somehow manages to
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5 April 2017|
Response from cookingalaturka | Property representative |
Hi there. Sorry if i cannot be of much help, as you probably understood browsing on line no one offer you that kind of know- how. Actually nobody that i know would be willing to share their secret baklava recipe, off course... More