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I am a native of Turkey and Turkish cuisine and culture is my passion. I taught Turkish cooking classes through Central Market Cooking School in Texas (Austin, San Antonio and Houston) as a guest chef for 5 years, when I lived in Austin, Texas. It was a wonderful experience to introduce my homeland’s cuisine, history and traditions to fellow, enthusiastic foodies and I have been delighted to see such amazing interest for Turkish cuisine, and what has been cooked in Turkish homes.

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I now teach Turkish cooking classes privately and with Cookery Schools in England and through cookery schools like the Divertimenti Cookery School in London, the Istanbul Culinary Institute in Istanbul, in JA University, Amman – Jordan and Central Market Cooking Schools in Texas, USA, for over 8 years. Here you can find my upcoming Turkish cooking classes near you. I also teach Turkish cookery classes for small parties in the comfort of your home, as well as 1 to 1 tuition for foodies, professional chefs, tutoring for Private Yacht Chefs and Food Consultancy. Please contact me for inquiries.

“An unforgettable evening of Turkish cookery; loved your passion, enthusiasm and clear instructions, many thanks for  an amazing class.”

Springtime Delights from My Turkish Kitchen

Monday, May 15, 2017,10:00am 2:00pm

Blid & Hatton Gatherings, Cobham – Surrey

Courgette fritters with feta and dill; a delicious vegetarian course we will have a go at our class

Courgette fritters with feta and dill; a delicious vegetarian course we will make at our class

Please join us to tickle your taste buds as we repeat this popular class and  bring exciting, easy to make, healthy flavours to your spring table.   You will get the chance to make Circassian Chicken in walnuts sauce with red pepper flakes infused olive oil (Cerkez Tavugu), Courgette fritters with feta and dill, served with garlicky yoghurt (Mucver), Filo rolls with cheese and parsley (Sigara Boregi) & Zesty Semolina Sponge Cake in light Syrup (Revani) and Turkish Coffee.

Date : Monday, May 15, 2017,10:00am 2:00pm

Place : Blid & Hatton Gatherings, Cobham – Surrey

Price: 75 GBP per person; booking through Blid & Hatton at this link please.

The class promises to sell out quickly so if you would like to join us, please kindly book your spot here at Blid & Hatton Workshops .

Saturday 8th April, 11:00am – 2:30pm

Divertimenti Cookery School, London

Pistachio and lamb kebabs are at our April 8th Turkich cookery class

Pistachio and lamb kebabs are at our April 8th Turkish cookery class

Baked cauliflower with feta and dill at our April 8th class

Baked cauliflower with feta and dill at our April 8th class

What better way to welcome the start of spring than with a feast of delights from Ozlem’s Turkish Kitchen. Showcasing authentic, regional recipes from her homeland you will cook alongside Ozlem preparing a selection of seasonal springtime dishes from this colourful and aromatic cuisine as well as learn about and taste Turkish sparkling wine. Recipes will include ‘Karnabahar Mucveri’ (Baked cauliflower with red onion, feta, dill and spring onions), ‘Fistikli Kebap’ (Pistachio and lamb kebabs on flatbreads with roasted veg), Potato, Pepper and Olive Bake’, ‘Yogurt Tatlisi’ (Yoghurt cake with zesty orange), Turkish Coffee.

Type : Hands On Masterclass, Saturday 8th April, 11:00am – 2:30pm

Price : £115

Booking through Divertimenti Cookery School at this link, hope you can join us!

Healthy, Hearty Turkish Supper with Ozlem – Sold Out

Sunday, Jan. 29th 2017, 12 pm – 3.30 pm

Divertimenti Cookery School, London

Lahmacun; Turkish thin pizzas with minced meat and vegetables topping, at our Jan. 29th Turkish Cookery Class

Lahmacun; Turkish thin pizzas with minced meat and vegetables topping, at our Jan. 29th Turkish Cookery Class

Get 2017 off to a healthy and wholesome start with my  selection of Turkish supper dishes from my homeland. Packed full of flavour and easily reproduced at home without having to spend hours at your cooker, you will be surprised at the simplicity of such stunning dishes. During the class you will also be joined by a Turkish coffee expert, Ozerlat Coffee, who will carefully demonstrate all the rituals behind Turkish coffee making whilst offering you plenty of opportunity for tastings. Menu will include ‘Mercimek Corbasi’ (Turkish Lentil soup with cumin and red pepper flakes), ‘Zeytinyagli Pirasa’ (Leeks and carrots with olive oil and lemon), ‘Lahmacun’ (Turkish pizza with minced meat and vegetables), ‘Cezerye’ (Caramelised carrot delight with walnuts) Turkish Coffee and Turkish Delight.

Booking through Divertimenti Cookery School at this link, hope you can join us!

Turkish Pide Class at Blid & Hatton Gatherings, Cobham – England

Wednesday, 11th January, 10 am – 2 pm – SOLD OUT

Our 14th December Pide Class already sold out and due to your kind request, I am repeating my Pide class at the lovely Food Studio at the Blid & Hatton Gatherings at Medicine Garden in Cobham, England on Wednesday, January 11th, 10 am to 2 pm, along with many other treats!

The class promises to sell out quickly again so if you would like to join us, please kindly book your spot here at Blid & Hatton Workshops . Blid & Hatton offers £10 off if 2 tickets are booked. The class would also make a wonderful gift to a foodie for the festive season and Blid & Hatton is also happy to issue a Gift Voucher to you for my class.

We will make scrumptious Turkish flatbreads, Pide with spinach & cheese, Pide with minced meat and vegetables, gorgeous salad with tomatoes, watercress, walnuts and pomegranates. We will finish with caramalised carrots delight with walnuts & shredded coconut, Cezerye,  Turkish Coffee and Turkish Delight.

Bring a friend and join us to learn how to make and enjoy these treats!

The Menu will include:
Ispanakli, Peynirli Pide – Turkish oval flat breads with spinach &  feta
Kiymali Pide – Turkish oval flat breads with minced meat & vegetables
Tomato, watercress, onion salad with pomegranate molasses and walnuts
Caramalised carrots delight with shredded coconut, Cezerye
Turkish Coffee
Turkish Delight

This is a friendly, hands on class, suitable for all levels and participation is limited; the class would make a lovely gift for the holidays too!

You can book the class at the link below:

Hope you can join us!

Ozlem

 

 

Turkish Cookery Course at JAU University, Amman – Jordan,

September 27 – 29, 2016

I am delighted to be returning to Amman, Jordan to teach a 3 day Turkish Cookery Course from September 27th  through 29th, 2016.  We will be covering a feast of 14 classic Turkish recipes during our course. My special thanks to Mrs Suhair Kilani, la Panthera for organising our course, I greatly look forward to sharing delicious Turkish cuisine with food lovers in Amman.

Our Turkish Cookery Course in Jordan, September 27- 29, 2016

Our Turkish Cookery Course in Jordan, September 27- 29, 2016

We will be covering over 14 classic Turkish recipes and recipes with Ottoman heritage during our course, including Manti; Turkish stuffed dumplings with minced meat; Home Style Iskender Kebab, Gozleme, Anatolian flat breads stuffed with spinach and cheese, Sarma, rolled vine leaves, Islim Kebab; marinated chicken wrapped in eggplant slices (from Ottoman Palace Kitchens), Tavuk Gogsu; Ottoman milk pudding with shredded chicken and many many more.

We will learn how to make Manti, Turkish dumplings at our course

We will learn how to make Manti, Turkish dumplings at our course

Bursa's world famous Iskender Kebab; it will be a real treat to enjoy the genuine article in Bursa.

We will learn how to make the world famous Iskender Kebab; home style

Gozleme, Anatolian Flat breads with cheese and spinach is in our course too

Gozleme, Anatolian Flat breads with cheese and spinach is in our course too

 For the details of the course and registration, please email Marketing@panhtera-jo.com to reserve your spot, as the participation is limited. I hope you can join us at this rare opportunity to learn classic Turkish recipes.

 

Ozlem’s Turkish Table at the Cactus Kitchen – Michel Roux Jr Cookery School

It’s been an exciting and busy few weeks with some Food Consultancy and teaching Turkish Cookery to enthusiastic participants. It was a privilege to teach at the stunning  Cactus Kitchens – Michel Roux Jr Cookery School. We not only made Pide, Ezme, Kisir and many more with the participants, we also explored creative use of spices, talked about current food trends and carried out innovative food workshops to explore exciting flavors – a very inspirational and enjoyable day.

Teaching at the Cactus Kitchens - Michel Roux Jr Cookery School

Teaching at the Cactus Kitchens – Michel Roux Jr Cookery School

Fabulous Pide with feta, peppers and spinach made by the participants

Fabulous Pide with feta, peppers and spinach made by the participants

My Turkish cookery workshop and exploring flavors at the Cactus Kitchens - Michel Roux Jr Cookery School

My Turkish cookery workshop and exploring flavors at the Cactus Kitchens – Michel Roux Jr Cookery School

Turkish cookery class at  Blid & Hatton Gatherings (The Food Studio), Medicine Garden, Cobham

Wednesday, July 13th, 10 am – 2 pm

Kisir: Spicy Bulgur Wheat Salad with Pomegranate Molasses

Kisir: Spicy Bulgur Wheat Salad with Pomegranate Molasses

Delighted to share my next Turkish cookery class on Wednesday, July 13th, 10 am – 2 pm at the Blid&Hatton Gatherings (The Food Studio) at Medicine Garden, Cobham. We have a feast of a class featuring wholesome and delicious spicy bulgur wheat salad with pomegranate molasses, ever-popular stuffed aubergines with minced meat and vegetables, savory filo pastry with spinach & feta, stuffed baked dried apricots and more.

Price: £ 75

Here’s the details and booking information, booking will be through the Blid & Hatton Gatherings, the Food Studio at this link. Early booking is advised and the participation is limited.

Spinach and feta filo pastry pie; Ispanakli Borek

 Hope you can join us!

Ozlem

Turkish Vegetarian Feast with Ozlem Warren at Divertimenti Cookery School

Hands On Masterclass, Saturday, 30th April, 11:00 am – 2:30 pm

Potato and bulgur rolls with pomegranate molasses dressing; Patatesli, bulgurlu kofte

Potato and bulgur rolls with pomegranate molasses dressing; Patatesli, bulgurlu kofte

Due to popular demand, Turkish culinary expert Ozlem Warren is delighted to repeat her Turkish Vegetarian Feast Cookery Class on Saturday, April 30th, from 11 am to 2.30 pm. She is looking forward to have your company and guide you as you make healthy, wholesome and exotic vegetarian dishes that are easy to make and impressive to serve. Backed with thousands of years of culinary heritage, these Turkish dishes guarantee to bring you comfort and warmth. And of course what meal would be complete without an authentic Turkish coffee? Recipes will include ‘Biberli Ekmek’ (Flatbreads with Zahtar, Feta and Red Pepper Paste,) ‘Ezo Gelin Corba’ (Lentil and Bulgur Soup with Dried Mint and Red Pepper Flakes,) ‘Patatesli, Bulgurlu Kofte’ (Potato and Bulgur Rolls with Spring Onion, Cumin and Red Pepper Flakes,) ‘Revani’ (Semolina Sponge Cake in Syrup), Turkish style Shrimp Casserole with mushrooms, peppers and tomatoes and Turkish coffee.

Price £115

Turkish style shrimp casserole with vegetables, Karides Guvec

Turkish style shrimp casserole with vegetables, Karides Guvec

This class promises to be another popular one! Places are limited, so if you’d like to join us, please sign up at the Divertimenti Cookery School website, at this link, thank you.

Semolina sponge cake in syrup; Revani

Semolina sponge cake in syrup; Revani

Hope to have a chance to recreate and enjoy this delicious Turkish Vegetarian Feast together!

 

 Stuffed grapevine leaves, aubergine with lentils, Turkish flat breads and More; Let’s create a Turkish Feast – Hands On – SOLD OUT

Sunday 13th December, 12 noon – 3.30pm; Divertimenti Cookery School

Turkish cuisine not only reflects a rich historical and cultural heritage, it is also healthy and a feast to all your senses. Ozlem Warren, from Ozlem’s Turkish Table is delighted to share an unforgettable day of scrumptious Turkish food, history and culture, with stories from her homeland, Turkey.  During this Hands On class, will also be amazed to see how easy it is to recreate these delicious courses once you have a go. From courgette fritters with feta and dill to stuffed vine leaves, from aubergines, lentils and peppers cooked in olive oil to Pide, Turkish flat breads with toppings and stuffed apricots dessert with walnuts, you will have a chance to create and enjoy an authentic, wholesome Turkish feast.

The class details will be at the Divertimenti Cookery School website. Signing up for this class is through Divertimenti Cookery School at this link, hope you can join us!

Turkish oval flat breads with cheese, spinach and peppers; Peynirli, Sebzeli Pide

Turkish oval flat breads with cheese, spinach and peppers; Peynirli, Sebzeli Pide

Aubergines,lentils and peppers cooked in olive oil; Patlicanli, Mercimekli Mualla

Aubergines,lentils and peppers cooked in olive oil; Patlicanli, Mercimekli Mualla

Menu

Baked zucchini/courgette with feta, dill, onions – Firin mucver

Aubergines/eggplant slices cooked with lentils, peppers and onions in olive oil; Mercimekli Mualla– an utterly delicious dish from southern Turkey, packed with flavor and goodness

Stuffed grapevine leaves with ground meat, aromatic rice and herbs – a delicious and impressive dish for entertaining

 Turkish oval flatbreads with feta, spinach and pepper topping; Peynirli, Sebzeli Pide

 Baked dried apricots with walnuts; Cevizli Kayisi Tatlisi

Price : £115 per person

Location: Divertimenti Cookery School,  227-229 Brompton Road, London, SW3 2EP

Please sign up at the Divertimenti Cookery School website, at this link, thank you.

Stuffed grapevine leaves with aromatic rice and minced meat, Sarma

Stuffed grapevine leaves with aromatic rice and minced meat, Sarma

Wholesome Delights from Ozlem’s Turkish Table; Stuffed aubergines, baklava & more!

(photos from our delicious cookery class)

Tuesday 13th October, 7pm – 9.15pm, Divertimenti Cookery School, London

“Thank you so much for an amazing class, I learned a lot, can’t wait to make this borek!”

 

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"Karniyarik was delicious and you made it look so easy, I am inspired to recreate it for my family, cok tesekkurler!"

“Karniyarik was delicious and you made it look so easy, I am inspired to recreate it for my family, cok tesekkurler!”

Friday, 12th June 2015; Hands On Turkish Cookery Class at  Abinger Cookery School Surrey, England

Flavoring through spices; red pepper flakes, ground cumin, sumac and dried mint ready for our class

Flavoring through spices; red pepper flakes, ground cumin, sumac and dried mint ready for our class

Zucchini fritters, Mucver ready to be enjoyed, at our Turkish cookery class

Zucchini fritters, Mucver ready to be enjoyed, at our Turkish cookery class

Aubergines / eggplants ready for our stuffed eggplant, karniyarik recipe for our Turkish cookery class

Aubergines / eggplants ready for our stuffed eggplant, karniyarik recipe for our Turkish cookery class

I demonstrate Karniyarik recipe, Stuffed eggplants with ground meat and vegetables, during my online Turkish cookery course

A Turkish classic, Karniyarik, Stuffed eggplants with ground meat and vegetables, was a big hit Turkish cookery course

Preparing the Pide dough for our Turkish flat breads with cheese, spinach and pepper topping during our class

Preparing the Pide dough for our Turkish flat breads with cheese, spinach and pepper topping during our class

Our delicious Turkish flat breads with cheese, spinach and pepper topping

Our delicious Turkish flat breads with cheese, spinach and pepper topping

Here's Osen's lovely pide from our class!

Here’s Osen’s lovely pide from our class!

Delicious courgette/ zucchini fritters, Mucver, from our class

Delicious courgette/ zucchini fritters, Mucver, from our class

Preparing aubergines, eggplants for Karniyarik, Stuffed eggplants with ground meat and vegetables

Preparing aubergines, eggplants for Karniyarik, Stuffed eggplants with ground meat and vegetables

Testing the stuffed eggplants, Karniyarik, they were at big hit at our class!

Testing the stuffed eggplants, Karniyarik, they were at big hit at our class!

Everyone had a go making baklava, another big hit from the class!

Everyone had a go making baklava, another big hit from the class!

Art of Turkish coffee making at our Turkish cookery class, a delicious end

Art of Turkish coffee making at our Turkish cookery class, a delicious end

It was a delicious, wonderful and a happy day; many thanks for the amazing Turkish cookery class!"

“It was a delicious, wonderful and a happy day; many thanks for the amazing Turkish cookery class!”

Menu:

1) Turkish flat breads with feta, spinach, onion and peppers; Peynirli ve Sebzeli Pide – a delicious and popular flat bread, a real crowd pleaser

2) Gavurdagi Salad of ripe tomatoes, onions, walnuts and pomegranate molasses – So delicious, healthy and gluten – free!

3) Courgette fritters with feta and dill, served with garlic yoghurt; Mucver – a very popular and delicious vegetarian mezze at home

4) Stuffed aubergines with minced meat and vegetables; Karniyarik * –a classic example of Turkish cuisine, showcasing our much loved ingredient, aubergine. (* We are happy to offer the vegetarian option of the stuffed aubergines if requested ahead of time.)

5) Bulgur wheat pilaf with onions, tomatoes and peppers; Sebzeli Bulgur Pilavi – a delicious, wholesome pilaf, a meal itself

6) Yoghurt and cucumber dip with dried mint, Cacik dip

7) Baklava with walnuts; we will learn to make the real thing- much lighter and delicious!

8) Turkish coffee

Home made baklava is delicious, lighter and easier than you think, as we will have a go at our class

Places are limited and the class tends to sell out quickly, so if you would like to join us please click here to contact Abinger Cooking School to book the course and registration.

Delicious & gluten-free Gavurdagi Salad of tomatoes, wanuts with pomegranate molasses

Delicious & gluten-free Gavurdagi Salad of tomatoes, walnuts with pomegranate molasses

Sometimes, all we need is a little encouragement and guidance to try out new, exciting flavors. You will be amazed to see how easy, delicious and wholesome each course are and will be able to recreate these dishes easily at home for friends and family.  As a native and seasoned traveler in Turkey, I will also be delighted to answer any questions you may have on Turkish cuisine or visiting Turkey.

Sunday, 10th May 2015; Turkish Cookery Class –  SOLD OUT

Please join us to welcome spring with refreshing, wholesome and delicious Turkish flavors at our cookery class on Sunday, 10th May, from 1 pm to 3 pm at Oatlands Village Hall, Weybridge – Surrey.

The class will show case delicious and wholesome examples of different sections of Turkish cuisine; Turkish pide bread, pastry, vegetables cooked in olive oil, aubergine & chicken kebabs, bulgur & lentil pilaf and Turkish coffee. This demonstration style Turkish cookery class will feature the popular Turkish Pide Bread, showcase our national vegetable, Patlican (aubergine / eggplant) in the delicious Aubergine and Chicken Traybake Kebab (*), delicious  Filo pastry bake with feta, dill and grated courgettes, wholesome Bulgur and lentil pilaff with caramalised onions, refreshing Green beans, onions and tomatoes in olive oil & lemon sauce, Baklava with walnuts and pistachios (upon popular demand!) with a delightful finish with Turkish Coffee.

You will be amazed to see how easy, delicious and wholesome each course are and will be able to recreate these dishes easily at home for friends and family – they will sure to bring an array of sunshine to our table!

Aubergine and chicken tray bake kebab - in our cookery class!

Aubergine and chicken tray bake kebab – in our cookery class!

Here are the details of our May 10th course:

Place: Oatlands Village Hall, Weybridge, Surrey, England (8, St. Mary’s Rd, Weybridge, Surrey, KT13 9PT)
Date: Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm
Cost: 50 pounds per person (This demonstration style class includes all printed recipes, all ingredients, my tuition, generous servings of the food at the venue. You are also very welcome to take some food back home to share.)

Bulgur and lentil pilaff with caramalised onions, Mercimekli Bulgur pilavi

Bulgur and lentil pilaff with caramalised onions, Mercimekli Bulgur pilavi

Menu:

* Home made Turkish Pide Bread,

*Aubergine and Chicken Tray bake Kebab with Vegetables (*),Patlicanli Tepsi Kebabi

* Filo pastry bake with feta, dill and grated courgettes, Kabakli, Peynirli Borek

* Bulgur and lentil pilaff with caramalised onions, – Mercimekli Bulgur Pilavi

*Green beans, onions and tomatoes cooked in olive oil & lemon sauce, Zeytinyagli Taze Fasulye

* Baklava with walnuts and pistachios; Cevizli Baklava (upon popular demand!)

* Turkish Coffee.

Turkish style green beans cooked in olive oil- Zeytinyagli Taze Fasulye

Turkish style green beans cooked in olive oil- Zeytinyagli Taze Fasulye

(*) Vegetarian version of the aubergine and chicken traybake kebab is available upon request in advance.

Participation is limited, and registration started. The class tend to fill up quickly, so if you would like to join us, please kindly contact me and confirm your participation, thank you.

This is demo style cooking class, where I demonstrate each recipe from scratch. Participants get to watch very closely, can take notes on printed recipes, and they get to see every stage in our spacious kitchen closely too. I have been teaching Turkish cooking classes over 8 years and I like to give information as where to get ingredients, tips for ahead of time cooking and ideas for substitution.

Filo pastry with courgettes, feta and dill, Kabakli Borek

Filo pastry with courgettes, feta and dill, Kabakli Borek

Hope to see you at the class!

Ozlem

Turkish Cookery Course at JAU University, Amman – Jordan, in March 2015

I am delighted to be invited to Amman, Jordan to teach a 5 day Turkish Cookery Course from March 15th to March 19th, 2015.  We will be covering a feast of over 20 classic Turkish recipes during our course. For the details of the course and registration, please email Marketing@panhtera-jo.com

My Turkish Cookery Course in Amman, Jordan in March 2015

My Turkish Cookery Course in Amman, Jordan in March 2015

Central Market Cooking School, Turkish Cookery Classes – Demonstration Style
February 2015 (in Houston, Austin, San Antonio)

From Hearty Red Lentil Soup to Baklava in Milky Syrup, Sutlu Nuriye; Delights of Turkish Cuisine Made Easy

So looking forward to returning to Central Market Cooking School to share delicious, wholesome Turkish cuisine

So looking forward to returning to Central Market Cooking School to share delicious, wholesome Turkish cuisine

I am delighted to return to Central Market Cooking School in February 2015 to teach fine examples of Turkish cuisine, which reflects a rich cultural and historical heritage. With an emphasis on seasonal freshness, and delicately flavoring with spices, healthy Turkish food is a feast to all your senses and easy to recreate. Please join us, to learn artful use of spices and prepare these delicious recipes, focusing on Southern Turkish cuisine. Below is the schedule and links to sign up for my Turkish cookery classes:

Making the smoked eggplant puree for the Ali Nazik kebab at our Central Market Cooking School, Austin class in Feb. 2015

Making the smoked eggplant puree for the Ali Nazik kebab at our Central Market Cooking School, Austin class in Feb. 2015

Monday, February 16th, 6.30 pm – Central Market Cooking School in San Antonio – TXSOLD OUT

Wednesday, February 18th, 6.30 pm – Central Market Cooking School in Austin – TXSOLD OUT

Friday, February 20th, 6.30 pm – Central Market Cooking School in Houston – TX SOLD OUT

Fantastic, well attended classes in Austin. SA and Houston, delighted to meet Turkish food lovers

Fantastic, well attended classes in Austin. SA and Houston, delighted to meet Turkish food lovers

 The menu includes:

Hearty red lentils and bulgur soup with dried mint and red pepper flakes, Ezo Gelin Corba

• Turkish flat breads with crumbled feta, pepper paste, zahtar and sesame seeds; Biberli Ekmek

• Lamb (or beef) stew over smoked eggplant and yoghurt puree, served with roasted vegetables, Ali Nazik Kebab

• Pilaf rice with chickpeas and sautéed onions; Nohutlu Pilav

• Baklava with a delicious and lighter twist; filo pastry with hazelnuts in milky syrup; Sutlu Nuriye

Turkish Coffee and Turkish Delight

VinoRai, Importer of Quality Turkish Wines in the US, kindly supports my Turkish Cookery Classes in the US.

VinoRai; Importer of Quality Turkish Wines in the US

VinoRai; Importer of Quality Turkish Wines in the US

Saturday, 11th October 2014 Turkish Cookery Class – SOLD OUT

"Thank you very much for a fabulous cookery afternoon yesterday. You have such a warm and enthusiastic style you made us feel like very welcome guests. I will be making the lentil soup today and definitely feel inspired".

“Thank you very much for a fabulous cookery afternoon yesterday. You have such a warm and enthusiastic style you made us feel like very welcome guests. I will be making the lentil soup today and definitely feel inspired”.

"Shared a great experience at Ozlem's cooking class this afternoon. An all round class with some history and cultural information and of course excellent tuition and food. I also made some new friends. Thank you Ozlem".

“Shared a great experience at Ozlem’s cooking class this afternoon. An all round class with some history and cultural information and of course excellent tuition and food. I also made some new friends. Thank you Ozlem”.

 I like something about you! You make everything easy even the difficult recipes... I thing your positivity makes all the food easy ! My mom use to say if someone puts their love into the food everything turns just delicious and perfect".

I like something about you! You make everything easy even the difficult recipes… I thing your positivity makes all the food easy ! My mom use to say if someone puts their love into the food everything turns just delicious and perfect”.

Lovely, informative class with the most delicious food! Ozlem is such a wonderful teacher as well as being a fantastic cook!!

Lovely, informative class with the most delicious food! Ozlem is such a wonderful teacher as well as being a fantastic cook!!

Please join us to welcome Autumn with earthy, wholesome and delicious Turkish flavors at our cookery class on Saturday, 11th October, from 1 pm to 3 pm at Oatlands Village Hall, Weybridge – Surrey.

Hearty lentil soup, Mercimek Corbasi

Hearty lentil soup, Mercimek Corbasi

The class will show case delicious and wholesome examples of different sections of Turkish cuisine; soups, pastry, mezzes, vegetables cooked in olive oil and many more. This demo style Turkish cookery class will feature the popular Mercimek Corbasi, hearty Turkish lentil soup; impressive & delicious Turkish rose ravioli with filo pastry*, Gul Manti; wholesome and moreish appetizer bulgur & patato patties with pomegranate molasses sauce, Patatesli bulgur kofte; healthy and delicious Leeks, onions and carrots cooked in olive oil, Zeytinyagli Pirasa; Candied Pumpkin dessert with walnuts and clotted cream, Cevizli Kabak Tatlisi with a delightful finish with Turkish Coffee and Turkish Delight.

You will be amazed to see how easy, delicious and wholesome each course are and will be able to recreate these dishes easily at home for friends and family – they will sure to bring an array of sunshine to our table!

Turkish rose ravioli with ground meat filling, Gul Manti

Turkish rose ravioli with ground meat filling, Gul Manti

Place: Oatlands Village Hall, Weybridge, Surrey – England
Date: Saturday, October 11th, 2014
Time: 1 pm to 3 pm
Cost: 47 pounds per person (Includes all printed recipes, all ingredients, my tuition, generous servings of the food at the venue. You are also very welcome to take some food back home to share.)

Leeks, carrots, onions and rice cooked in olive oil; Zeytinyagli Pirasa

Leeks, carrots, onions and rice cooked in olive oil; Zeytinyagli Pirasa

Menu:

Hearty Turkish lentil soup with potatoes and carrots; Mercimek Corbasi

Turkish rose ravioli with filo pastry, with ground meat filling, served with red pepper paste infused olive oil and garlic yoghurt; Gul Manti

Bulgur and potato patties with spring onions, served with pomegranate sauce; Bulgurlu Patates Koftesi

Leeks, onions and carrots cooked in olive oil, Zeytinyagli Pirasa

Candied Pumpkin dessert with walnuts and clotted cream, Cevizli Kabak Tatlisi

Turkish Coffee and Turkish Delight.

• Vegetarian version of Turkish rose ravioli, Gul Manti, can also available if requested in advance

Candied pumpkin dessert with walnuts and clotted cream; Cevizli Kabak Tatlisi

Candied pumpkin dessert with walnuts and clotted cream; Cevizli Kabak Tatlisi

Participation is limited, and registration started. The class tend to fill up quickly, so if you would like to join us, please kindly contact me and confirm your participation, thank you.

Potato and bulgur patties, Patatesli, bulgurlu kofte

Potato and bulgur patties, Patatesli, bulgurlu kofte

This is a demo style cooking class, where I demonstrate each recipe from scratch. Participants get to watch very closely, can take notes on printed recipes, and they get to see every stage in our spacious kitchen closely too. I have been teaching Turkish cooking classes over 8 years and I like to give information as where to get ingredients, tips for ahead of time cooking and ideas for substitution.

Hope you can join our feast of a Turkish cookery class on Saturday, 11th October!

Saturday, July 5th Turkish Cookery Class SOLD OUT –

Home made baklava with walnuts

Home made baklava with walnuts

Place: Oatlands Village Hall, Weybridge, Surrey – England

Date: Saturday, July 5th, 2014

Time: 1 pm to 3 pm

Cost: 47 pounds per person (Includes all printed recipes, all ingredients, my tuition,  generous servings of the food at the venue. You are also very welcome to take some food back home to share.)

Turkish flat breads with ground meat and onion topping, Etli Pide

Turkish flat breads with ground meat and onion topping, Etli Pide

Menu: (the menu is mostly vegetarian and I am happy to include another vegetarian topping for the flat breads instead of the meat one on request in advance)

Baked grated courgettes with feta, spring onions and dill, served with garlicky yoghurt; Firinda Mucver

Bulgur wheat salad with pomegranate molasses and olive oil, served with lettuce leaves; Kisir

Turkish flat breads with ground meat and onion topping, Etli Pide* (*another vegetarian version of pide is available on prior request, instead of the meat version)

Turkish flat breads with spinach, onion, feta and red pepper paste, Ispanakli, Peynirli Pide

Smoked eggplant salad with tomatoes and peppers with olive oil; Abagannus

Home made Baklava with walnuts

Turkish Coffee

Baked zucchini with feta, spring onions and dill, Firinda Mucver

Baked zucchini with feta, spring onions and dill, Firinda Mucver

Participation is limited, and registration started. The class tend to fill up quickly, so if you would like to join us, please kindly contact me and confirm your participation, thank you.

Patlicanli Eksileme, Abagannus Salad

Patlicanli Eksileme, Smoked aubergine Salad with dried mint

This is demo style cooking class, where I demonstrate each recipe from scratch. Participants get to watch very closely, can take notes on printed recipes, and they get to see every stage in our spacious kitchen closely too. I have been teaching Turkish cooking classes over 8 years and I like to give information as where to get ingredients, tips for ahead of time cooking and ideas for substitution.

Bulgur wheat salad with pomegranate molasses, Kisir

Bulgur wheat salad with pomegranate molasses, Kisir

Hope you can join our feast of a Turkish cookery class on Saturday, July 5th! Afiyet Olsun, Ozlem

Saturday, May 10th- Healthy & Delicious Turkish Cookery Demonstration by Ozlem’s Turkish Table with Healthy Eating Tips by Eat Wright, all in Interior designer Rachel Braine’s beautiful & spacious kitchen! 

SOLD OUT!

Thank you very much for a very inspirational cookery class, I learned a lot about the delicious, healthy Turkish cuisine, can't wait to try the recipes myself.

“Thank you very much for a very inspirational cookery class, I learned a lot about the delicious, healthy Turkish cuisine, can’t wait to try the recipes myself.”

"A big Thank you for a most enjoyable introduction to Turkish Cookery, I am looking forward to making filo triangles at my next dinner party."

“A big Thank you for a most enjoyable introduction to Turkish Cookery, I am looking forward to making filo triangles at my next dinner party.”

"I was surprised to see how delicious and easy the recipes were, I felt I can give them all a go, thank you!"

“I was surprised to see how delicious and easy the recipes were, I felt I can give them all a go, thank you!”

Stuffed eggplants, Karniyarik is a popular Turkish dish, featured at my March 20th cookery class.

Stuffed eggplants, Karniyarik is a popular Turkish dish, featured at my May 10th cookery class.

Spinach & feta filo triangles; join us to learn to make it on 10th May

Spinach & feta filo triangles; join us to learn to make it on 10th May

Stuffed courgettes with ground meat, chickpeas and pomegranate molasses

Stuffed courgettes with ground meat, chickpeas and pomegranate molasses

 

 Participation is limited, and registration already started. The class tend to fill up quickly, so if you would like to join us, please kindly email and confirm your participation, thank you.

This is a demo style cooking class, where I demonstrate each recipe from scratch. Participants get to watch very closely, can take notes on printed recipes, and they get to see every stage in Rachel’s spacious kitchen closely too. I have been teaching Turkish cooking classes over 7 years and I like to give information as where to get ingredients, tips for ahead of time cooking and ideas for substitution.

Baked apricots with walnuts, healthy and delicious; at my March 20th class.

Baked apricots with walnuts, healthy and delicious; at my May 10th class.

The classes have a very friendly, feel good atmosphere; previous participants expressed that they greatly enjoyed Leonie’s talk on Healthy Living and the stories from my homeland Turkey; the history, traditions, blended with delicious food. Please check out photos and testimonials from the previous class at this page.
We truly hope you can join us at this fabulous feel good event celebrating healthy, delicious Turkish Cuisine with healthy living tips by Leonie and Rachel’s wonderful interior design. Place contact me if you would like to reserve a spot.

Some Photos From Our  20th March Delicious Healthy Eating Event with Turkish Cookery Class!

"I couldn't believe how easy it was to make the filo triangles, thank you so much for the wonderful class!

“I couldn’t believe how easy it was to make the filo triangles, thank you so much for the wonderful class!

"I'll be making these filo triangles again and again!"

“I’ll be making these filo triangles again and again, superb class!”

"Many thanks for a great class; I've learned so much about Turkish cuisine, the history and how easy, delicious it is"

“Many thanks for a great class; I’ve learned so much about Turkish cuisine, the history and how easy, healthy and delicious it is”

"The apricot dessert was a revelation for me; how so easy, yet packed with flavor"

“The apricot dessert was a revelation for me; how so easy, yet packed with flavor”

"Healthy food can also be very delicious, as Leonie and you showed us, many thanks!"

“Healthy food can also be very delicious, as Leonie and you showed us, many thanks!”

Wednesday, 19th February Turkish Cooking Class at Istanbul Culinary Institute – Istanbul – Sold Out!

From Stuffed Courgettes (Zucchini) with ground meat and chickpeas in Pomegranate Sauce to Revani; Delicious and Wholesome Turkish Cuisine with Ozlem’s Turkish Table; 

Moist Semolina Sponge Cake in a light syrup, Revani

Moist Semolina Sponge Cake in a light syrup, Revani will be at my Turkish cookery class in Istanbul and in Weybridge this February.

Turkish cuisine is a reflection of a rich cultural and historical heritage. With an emphasis on seasonal freshness, and delicately flavoring with spices, healthy Turkish food is a feast to all your senses and easy to recreate. Please join us, to learn artful use of spices and prepare these delicious recipes, focusing on Southern Turkish cuisine. The menu includes:

Crumbled Feta Salad with cumin, oregano and Turkish red pepper flakes, served with slices of Turkish flat bread 

Stuffed zucchini with ground meat, onion and chickpeas in pomegranate sauce 

Bulgur Wheat Pilaf with onions and zucchini with dried mint – Served with garlic yoghurt 

Deliciously moist Revani; Semolina Sponge cake with lemon zest, in a light syrup 

Turkish Coffee

Istanbul Culinary Institute will list this class as of late January in their website and registration for this Turkish cookery class will be through Istanbul Culinary Institute as of late January – hope you can join us!

  Saturday, February 8th  2014 Turkish Cooking Class at Oatlands Village Hall, Weybridge – Surrey – SOLD OUT

From Stuffed Courgettes (Zucchini) with ground meat and chickpeas in Pomegranate Sauce to Revani, Semolina Sponge Cake; Let’s learn to cook delicious and wholesome Turkish Cuisine!

Refreshing crumbled feta salad with spices

Refreshing crumbled feta salad with spices

Place: Oatlands Village Hall, Weybridge, Surrey – England

Date: Saturday, February 8th, 2014

Time: 10 am to 12 noon

Cost: 45 pounds per person –

Let’s start the new year with these delicious, healthy, refreshing and wholesome  Turkish cookery class and learn how to make them! I will demonstrate the below delicious and healthy dishes that you can easily recreate at home. You will be served generous portions of them to enjoy, and you can also take some home to share with family and friends!

Stuffed Courgettes with ground meat, onions and chickpeas

Stuffed Courgettes with ground meat, onions and chickpeas

Menu :

Turkish cuisine is a reflection of a rich cultural and historical heritage. With an emphasis on seasonal freshness, and delicately flavoring with spices, healthy Turkish food is a feast to all your senses and easy to recreate. Please join us to learn artful use of spices and prepare these delicious recipes, focusing on Southern Turkish cuisine. The menu includes:

 Crumbled Feta Salad with cumin, oregano and Turkish red pepper flakes, served with slices of Turkish flat bread

 Stuffed zucchini with ground meat, onion and chickpeas in pomegranate sauce *  Bulgur Wheat Pilaf with onions and zucchini with dried mint – Served with garlic yoghurt  Deliciously moist Revani; Semolina Sponge cake with lemon zest, in a light syrup  Turkish Coffee & Turkish Delight

Turkish coffee and Turkish delight

Turkish coffee and Turkish delight

Needless to say, there will be abundance of delicious food and friendly, feel good atmosphere, all through the class!

Participation is limited, and registration started. If you would like to join the class, please kindly contact me.

This is demo style cooking class, where I demonstrate each recipe from scratch. Participants get to watch very closely, can take notes on printed recipes, and they get to see every stage in the kitchen closely too. I have been teaching Turkish cooking classes over 7 years and I like to give information as where to get ingredients, tips for ahead of time cooking and ideas for substitution.

We hope you can join us at this delicious cooking class and learn how to make these wholesome, delicious, healthy courses! This class can make a wonderful gift to someone and gift certificates available.

* Vegetarian version of the stuffed zucchini course is available on request.

Moist Semolina Sponge Cake in a light syrup, Revani

Moist Semolina Sponge Cake in a light syrup, Revani

Friday, 2nd August 2013 at Central Market Cooking School, Austin – Texas – Sold Out!

Pistachio Lamb Kebabs, Baklava and More – A Turkish Feast in Austin – Texas

Getting the eggplants for our Turkish cooking class at Central Market - Austin; love the fresh produce there.

Getting the eggplants for our Turkish cooking class at Central Market – Austin; love the fresh produce there.

We had a delightful and full class of Turkish food lovers at my Turkish cooking class at the Central Market Cooking School, Austin, Texas. It was a very special time to reconnect with dear foodies who used to come to my classes there, as well as meeting new Turkish food lovers, I am grateful to be able to return to this wonderful cooking school and their company.

CM Chef Cindy and others kindly helped feed 40 Turkish food lovers at the class

CM Chef Cindy and others kindly helped feed 40 Turkish food lovers at the class

We had 40 -full class!- Turkish food lovers at the class and a small army of CM Chefs; Cindy, Giovanni and Kelly helped us get the our Turkish feast ready.

Talking about dried eggplants; we use them a lot especially in Southern Turkish cuisine

Talking about dried eggplants; we use them a lot especially in Southern Turkish cuisine

Turkish Cuisine is based on seasonality and we use a lot of fresh, seasonal produce. When a vegetable or fruit is not in season (like peppers, aubergines, okra etc) we dry them to use when they are not in season. Here we have been talking about dried eggplants and different recipes to use them in (stuffed dried eggplants are especially delicious).

Talking about Turkish culinary history and regional cuisines in Turkey during our class

Talking about Turkish culinary history and regional cuisines in Turkey during our class

Turks were Nomads who used to live a tribal life in Central Asia prior settling in today’s Turkey, and in those days, their diet was based on meat and dairy. Many folks found learning about the Turkish culinary history quite fascinating.

Baklava is another, very festive dessert, and easy to make at home.

Baklava is another, very festive dessert, and easy to make at home.

Turkish cuisine not only reflects a rich historical and cultural heritage, it is also healthy and a feast to all your senses. I was delighted to be returnto the wonderful Central Market Cooking School  in Austin, Texas on August 2nd,  to share an unforgettable evening of scrumptious Turkish food, history and culture. The menu included Walnut, red pepper paste and olive oil dip with toasted bread, Cevizli Biber; Lamb Kebabs with Pistachios in Cherry & Tomato Sauce with roasted vegetables, Fistikli Kebap; Smoked eggplant salad with garlic yoghurt and mint, Patlicanli Yogurtlama; Baklava with Walnuts and Pistachios, Cevizli & Fistikli Baklava; and Turkish Coffee.

Pistachio lamb kebabs in cherry sauce with roasted vegetables; so delicious and easier than you think!

Pistachio lamb kebabs in cherry sauce with roasted vegetables; so delicious and easier than you think!

Making the pistachio lamb kebabs with CM Chef Giovanni at Central Market Cooking School in Austin

Making the pistachio lamb kebabs with CM Chef Giovanni at Central Market Cooking School in Austin

 

Making Turkish coffee for 40 participants at the class; we had a small production line!:)

Making Turkish coffee for 40 participants at the class; we had a small production line!:)

As always, it is the people what makes a place special. I was very grateful to have the company of dear friends, Turkish food lovers and enthusiasts at the class. Thank you all for your company and making me feel at home!  IMG_1316

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John, Nancy, and Ozlem 8_2_2013

Saturday, May 18th; Turkish Cookery Class & Healthy Eating & Living Event- Celebrate Healthy Eating with Turkish Cuisine – Sold Out; thank you for all your interest and sharing  delicious Turkish food & healthy eating tips with us!

"Thank you very much for another fantastic class, greatly enjoyed gozlemes!

“Thank you very much for another fantastic class, greatly enjoyed gozlemes!”

 

"inspiring Healthy Eating Event, delicious Turkish food in great company, many thanks for a fantastic class!"

“inspiring Healthy Eating Event, delicious Turkish food in great company, many thanks for a fantastic class!”

"I can't wait to have a go at the stuffed peppers, dolmas, thanks for all the inspiration and delicious Turkish food"

“I can’t wait to have a go at the stuffed peppers, dolmas, thanks for all the inspiration and delicious Turkish food”

"I loved the baked tahini halva and really enjoyed your stories back home"' - looking forward to more classes!

“I loved the baked tahini halva and really enjoyed your stories back home”‘ – looking forward to more classes!

Green beans with onions, garlic and tomato, cooked in olive oil - Zeytinyagli Taze Fasulye

Green beans with onions, garlic and tomato, cooked in olive oil – Zeytinyagli Taze Fasulye

It gives me a great pleasure to partner up again with Leonie Wright from Eat Wright; we would like to show you that you can create easy, delicious meals –that are also healthy and good for you. Participants will be enjoying a very valuable, informative talk on Healthy Eating Tips by Leonie, followed by my Turkish cookery demonstration. Here are the details of our fabulous event:

Anatolian flatbreads with cheese & spinach filling - Gozleme

Anatolian flatbreads with cheese & spinach filling – Gozleme

Date: Saturday, May 18th, from 10am to 12.30pm

Place: Oatlands Village Hall, Weybridge, Surrey – England

Cost: 47 pounds per person –

Menu & Timeline:

10am to 10.30am : Healthy Eating tips by Leonie Wright, from Eat Wright

10.30-12.30: Turkish cookery demonstration and serving by Ozlem’s Turkish Table

I will demonstrate the below delicious and healthy dishes that you can easily recreate at home. You will be served generous portions of them to enjoy, and you can also take some home to share with family and friends!

Menu :

Gozleme – Anatolian flat breads with cheese and spinach 

Green beans cooked in olive oil with onions and tomatoes – Zeytinyagli Taze Fasulye;

* Stuffed peppers and tomatoes with ground meat, onion and aromatic wholegrain basmati rice filling, served with garlic yoghurt;

* Baked Tahini Halva with sautéed pine nuts

* Turkish coffee

Needless to say, there will be abundance of delicious food and friendly, feel good atmosphere, all through the event!

Participation is limited, and registration started. If you would like to join the class, please kindly contact me.

This is a demo style cooking class, where I demonstrate each recipe from scratch. Participants get to watch very closely, can take notes on printed recipes, and they get to see every stage in the kitchen closely too. I have been teaching Turkish cooking classes over 6 years and I like to give information as where to get ingredients, tips for ahead of time cooking and ideas for substitution.

We hope you can join us at this fabulous event to celebrate healthy, delicious Turkish food with healthy living tips!

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Turkish coffee - Turk kahvesi

Turkish coffee – Turk kahvesi

Hope to have your company at our delicious healthy eating event on Saturday, May 18th, Afiyet Olsun! Ozlem & Leonie

 

 

Ozlem's Turkish Table at the Istanbul Culinary Institute

   PREVIOUS CLASSES

We are preparing the baked vegetables with red pepper paste, to go with our pistachio kebabs.

 

Participants all eagerly helping out to make the Mercimek Corbasi, Lentil Soup.

It was very special to have my Mother, the kunefe expert, at the class in Istanbul.

 

Here is the kunefe we made at the class!

Time to enjoy the wonderful Turkish food we cooked at the Istanbul Culinary Institute.

 

 Turkish Cookery Class, Saturday February 9th 2013; – Let’s Make Mezzes, Kebabs, Boreks (stuffed fillo pastry) and More! – Sold Out! 

“Thank you for the very enjoyable Turkish cookery class; the food was delicious and the recipes so inspiring, can’t wait to try them “

“I loved the Sigara Boregi; I felt I can tackle that and look forward to making them.”

“Thank you for the valuable tips on Turkish cookery, can’t wait to try the recipes!”

“We greatly enjoyed learning about the Turkish cuisine, history and traditions, loved the Turkish coffee! Thank you for your hospitality.”

Date: Saturday, February 9th, 2013, from 10am to 12 noon

Venue: Oatlands Village Hall (with a wonderful kitchen; St Mary’s Road, Weybridge, Surrey – UK)

Menu:

* Fillo pastry rolls with cheese and parsley filling – Sigara Boregi * Ground Lamb and Beef kebabs in tomato and cherry sauce, served on Turkish flat bread with roasted vegetables – Visneli, Fistikli Kebap * Sauteed grated carrots in olive oil with yoghurt & dill – Yogurtlu Havuc * Semolina Halva with sauteed pine nuts and cinnamon – Irmik Helvasi * Turkish Coffee

We will make a delicious version of this kebab with pistachios in tomato and cherry sauce, a specialty in Southen Turkey.

Cost: £45 per person

 The class includes a generous 3 course meal of the above menu with Turkish coffee. You are also welcome to take some of the food home to share with family and friends, which is always a big hit with participants. Printed recipes for each course and all ingredients included, there is no additional cost.

This is a demo style cooking class, where I demonstrate each recipe from scratch. Participants get to watch very closely, can take notes on printed recipes, and they get to see every stage in the kitchen closely too. I have been teaching Turkish cooking classes over 6 years and I like to give information as where to get ingredients, tips for ahead of time cooking and ideas for substitution. I am Turkish and lived in Turkey (Istanbul and elsewhere) for 30 years, and traveled extensively. During the class, I talk about different regions in Turkey, and this maybe quite useful information for planning holidays to Turkey too.

I look forward to enjoying Turkish Cuisine, Culture and Traditions with you,

Ozlem

 Photos From Previous Classes:

We had a fun packed, delicious and informative fabulous event to celebrate healthy eating with delicious Turkish and gluten-free food with great tips for healthy living, here are some photos to share:

“Wonderful time spent with great company. I have learnt lots, loved all the food & already planned to introduce some of these dishes over Christmas to my nearest & dearest. Thank you for a great Saturday”

“Just wanted to say a big thank you for today, you all put together a very informative, interesting and delicious few hours. I’m so glad I came! “

“Thanks Ozlem – it was a fantastic day – thank you Leonie and Eser – a wonderful treat! I am looking forward to replicating your recipes in the coming weeks! “

“It was a real pleasure for us to meet you and discover the wonderful work you do. Can’t wait to try the recipes!”

“Many thanks for such an enjoyable, interesting and delicious cooking class. You made everyone feel very welcome and relaxed. I love anything to do with food, cooking and healthy nutrition, so a perfect few hours for me.”

Here is a video link for my hummus demonstration at the cookery class: Ozlem’s Turkish Table, Hummus Demonstration Video

“Thank you Ozlem, Leonie and Eser for an inspiring day – wonderful recipes, great company; look forward to introducing the recipes over the coming weeks.”

Date: Saturday, November 24th, 2012, from 11 am to 1.30pm

Venue: Oatlands Village Hall (with a wonderful kitchen; St Mary’s Road, Weybridge, Surrey – UK)

It gives me a great pleasure to partner up with Leonie Wright from Eat Wright and Eser Kilcioglu from the Pretty Little Bakery. We would like to show you that you can create easy, delicious meals – wonderful for the upcoming festive season too- that are also healthy and good for you. In addition to my Turkish cookery demonstration and Eser’s demonstration of wonderful gluten-free treats, you will be enjoying a very valuable, informative talk on Healthy Eating Tips by Leonie.  Needless to say, there will be abundance of delicious food and friendly, feel good atmosphere, all through the event! 

Menu & Timeline:
11am to 11.30am : Healthy Eating tips by Leonie Wright, from Eat Wright
You will enjoy a wonderful, informative talk on Healthy Eating Tips by Leonie (Leonie will also offer the opportunity for the attendees to have their BMI and fat percentage measured). During the talk, we will serve Warm hummus with red pepper flakes infused olive oil and Leonie’s healthy, delicious dips on crackers with vegetables.
11.30-12.30: Turkish cookery demonstration and serving by Ozlem’s Turkish Table
I will demonstrate the below delicious and healthy dishes that you can easily recreate at home. You will be served generous portions of them to enjoy, and you can also take some home to share with family and friends!
Yoghurt soup with whole grain rice, served with dried mint and red pepper flakes infused olive oil; this is a hearthy, very delicious soup, so easy to make too.
– Carcassian chicken (in stripes) in walnuts, whole grain bread and garlic infused olive oil sauce; A very delicious and healthy way to enjoy chicken, you can’t believe there is no cream or mayonnaise in the sauce, yet still very tasty!
-Shepherd Salad of cucumbers, tomatoes, onion and parsley salad with lemon juice and olive oil dressing, to be served by the side of Carcassian chicken; lovely fresh, delicious salad ready in minutes.
12.30 – 1.15pm – Gluten free sweet treats demonstration by Eser – Pretty Little Bakery
Eser will demonstrate some wonderful and delicious gluten-free treats, and you will also enjoy them during the demonstrations, as below:
-The delicious traditional Turkish dessert Asure – Noah’s Dessert, the gluten-free way with beans, quinoa, dried fruit, nuts, pomegranates and many more – very festive!
-Eser will also demonstrate her lovely gluten-free cupcakes with chia seed, cream cheese icing and edible flowers.
Space is limited, and registration already started. We truly hope you can join us at this fabulous event to celebrate healthy, delicious Turkish and gluten free food with healthy living tips.

Cost: 45 pounds per person – special offer!

* The class includes a generous 3 course meal of the above menu. You are also welcome to take some of the food home to share with family and friends. Printed recipes for each course and a generous porttion of each dish for you to enjoy is included. The class size is limited. To book your spot, please contact me. Look forward to sharing Turkish cuisine and hospitality with you.

Charming teacher/chef – so passionate about her country, culture and food. I can’t wait to try the recipes myself”

“Wonderful, delicious recipes; the historical information adds to the flavor of dishes”

“Ozlem’s warm personality is the key; her sincerity, inter-cultural aspects of Turkish cuisine and her tips for in advance cooking, sourcing ingredients, substitution are invaluable”

 My Previous Classes:

I was the guest chef at the wonderful Istanbul Culinary Institute and will be taught a Southern Turkish style Turkish cooking class on Tuesday, 7thAugust 2012.

Istanbul Culinary Institute, Istanbul – Turkey

August 7th, 2012 Tuesday, 19.00-22.00

Turkish Table – Guest Chef  Özlem Warren

Turkish cuisine is a reflection of a rich cultural and historical heritage. With an emphasis on seasonal freshness, and delicately flavoring with spices, healthy Turkish food is a feast to all your senses. Please join Ozlem, as she shares delicious and easy to prepare Turkish recipes, inspired by her homeland, Antakya, Turkey.

And here are some wonderful photos and comments from our previous  Turkish cooking classes:

“Thank you so much for yesterday’s lovely and delicious class, I learned so much about Turkey and its cuisine”

 

“Thank you so much for a fantastic class; I had a lovely time and already bought my pepper paste and red pepper flakes!”

 

“My family absolutely loved the food I took home, especially the baklavas! You inspired me to have a go and try the wonderful recipes, thank you”

“Thank you so much for the delicious food and wonderful demonstration; I have already made the hummus and will be making the aubergine dish tonight. Look forward to the next class!”

 

“Very interactive class, lots of useful tips, delicious food; thank you!”

“I very much enjoyed learning about Turkish spices and ingredients, and how to source them”

“Wonderful visual presentation; you explained the recipes very well.”

“I got a lot of new ideas; easy, delicious and healthy food”

“So much packed into just two hours!Great demonstration of Turkish cooking and you changed my mind about stuff I was sure I didn’t like! Many thanks”

I was completely absorbed this morning in Turkish culture and culinary delights at Ozlem’s cookery demonstration. The food is delicious – simple to make, delicious and healthy. We even learnt how to make Turkish Delight (much better than the shop bought stuff)! Ozlem is so passionate about the food and culture, it’s infectious. Looking forward to the next event 🙂 Thank you Ozlem!