Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Turkey  /  Istanbul  /  Turkish Flavours

Turkish Flavours, Istanbul

4.3
#1 of 32 in Classes in Turkey
Since 2007 Turkish Flavours pioneered the idea of "Culinary Experiences in Turkey " and promotes all that is extraordinary not only about the Turkish Table, but also about the Turkish way of life, "l'Art de Vivre" in Turkey.

Run by a local born and bred Turkish Istanbulite,Turkish Flavours is connected to a wonderful network of fascinating people who can open new worlds to unimaginable dimension with warm hospitality, humor and unparalleled knowledge.

Turkish Flavours conveys the sense of expansive hospitality that is innate among Turks everywhere at home and in restaurants, from typical fish restaurants to haute Turkish dining establishments.

Turkish Cooking Classes in Istanbul are held in a Turkish home by a native home chef, where a convivial lunch composed of Istanbul Cuisine recipes are prepared during the class and served for lunch accompanied by Turkish boutique wines. Home cooking in a real Turkish home! Turkish cooking courses are aimed at being a full immersion into the Turkish gastronomic culture and include the preparation of real Turkish Dishes, traditional recipes and the learning of the basic techniques of Turkish Cuisine.



Taste Istanbul Food tours are organized for a better insight in to Turkish Culinary delights and Turkish food.

We specialize in creating customized itineraries for corporate and incentive groups,spouse programs, food professionals, trade organizations, individuals and small groups traveling independently.



We also work closely with clients researching Turkish Food and offer food consultancy for food culture programs.
Our Istanbul online trip itinerary maker makes visiting Turkish Flavours and other Istanbul attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Source
Improve this listing »
Create an itinerary including Turkish Flavours
map
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors
Turkish Flavours Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5.0
553 reviews
Google
3.9
TripAdvisor
  • Unfortunately everyone scheduled on my tour cancelled due to coronavirus concerns. Fortunately for me, I had a solo tour ! Great walkthrough the spice bazaar with an in depth explanation of all...  more »
  • I was fortunate enough to have a solo cooking class with Selin and also a solo food tour with Tacsier the following day. Can, Selin’s husband, met me at the spice market for a quick tour which was...  more »
  • I took a cooking lesson with Selin last week and it was lovely. The tour starts at the Spice Bazaar where one of the merchants told us all about the different spices and other goods that are sold in.....  more »
Google
  • Very great experience. From being picked up at the spice bazaar to going on a ferry and feeding the birds, to being welcomed in to their beautiful home to learn to make 6 different courses. At the end, you can eat your meal with a delicious cup of cherry juice, and to finish it off with dessert and Turkish coffee
  • Selin runs an incredibly professional and authentic Turkish cooking experience from her home. It begins with an informative stop at the spice market were you sample a ton of spices, tea, and a few other tasty treats accompanied by her husband, Jan. Then you hop on the ferry to the Asian side of Istanbul where you met Selin in her beautiful home. You feel like an old friend in her home as she takes the time to chat with you over fresh juice or tea in her living room before getting busy in the kitchen. Selin is a phenomenal host and keeps the tone casual and fun throughout the experience. She is well prepared and runs the class in an exceptionally organized manner. Selin keeps conversation going as she demonstrates and explains the ingredients and preparation. She infuses the class with facts and stories about Turkish culture. We got our hands dirty peeling, cutting, chopping, and mixing ingredients. Her assistant is always nearby to lend a helping hand. The class is paced perfectly. Before you know it you’re sitting at the table sharing your freshly cooked dishes, drinking a glass of wine, and conversing with everyone. The amount of food is perfect and the dishes are varied. (She can also accommodate vegetarians.) We loved that Selin provided everyone with a personal cookbook so you can recreate the recipes from class (and more!). After the class Jan returned us to the ferry stop, (or another location of your choice) and we were given a prepaid one-way transit pass for a free return- she has truly thought of everything! We were very impressed and left the experience happy, full, and satisfied. Her class is a great way to spend the day. We would highly recommend this cooking class!
  • Immense food tour of istanbul this morning. It's low season here so had my own personal guide for the day. Apple tea, black tea, fresh pomegranate juice, spice tasting, pistachio backlava, barberry baklava, deep fried oysters, stuffed oysters, mezze, deep fried intestines, spiced liver, gherkins and pickles, red pepper pastes, pomegranate molasses, Turkish pizza, filo layered with cheese, stuffed vine leaves, sumac juice, mulberry juice, yoghurt drink (like lassi) and Turkish coffee to wash it down and keep you awake! Had an amazing guide, would recommend Taciser Ayvaz and @turkishflavours to anyone visiting. A brilliant spice shop in the spice market called @Ucuzcularbaharat who might be a new supplier for us! #istanbulisimmense #istanbul #turkey #foodtour
  • Thank you so much for having a good experience.
    See original
  • Well, that's all it's going to do.
    See original

Plan your trip to Istanbul

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Istanbul

See all ›
4.7
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.4
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.3
Duration:1 h
4.4
Duration:1 h

Hidden gems in Istanbul

4.4
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.2
Duration:1 h
4.5
Duration:2 h

Historic Sites in Istanbul

See all ›
4.9
Duration:1 h
4.8
Duration:2 h
4.7
Duration:1 h
4.3
Duration:1 h

Museums in Istanbul

See all ›
4.3
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.4
Duration:1 h 30 min
4.6
Duration:1 h

Shopping in Istanbul

See all ›
3.8
Duration:2 h
4.2
Duration:2 h
4.8
Duration:1 h 30 min
5.0
Duration:4 h

Nearby attractions in Istanbul

4.5
Duration:2 h
4.3
Duration:1 h
4.8
Duration:2 h
4.4
Duration:2 h 30 min
4.2
Duration:2 h
4.8
Duration:3 h

Plans in Istanbul by other users

30 days in Istanbul BY A USER FROM FRANCE April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 4 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM TURKEY April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular sights PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 14 days in Greece, Turkey & Cyprus BY A USER FROM UGANDA September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping, popular sights PREFERENCES: September, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 30 days in Europe BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM September, popular sights PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 2 days in Istanbul BY A USER FROM TURKEY April, popular sights PREFERENCES: April ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA July, teens, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: July, teens, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 23 days in Europe BY A USER FROM MALAYSIA June, kids, popular sights PREFERENCES: June, kids ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Medium 45 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 12 days in Istanbul BY A USER FROM MAURITIUS April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
See more plans