Cooking Class in Istanbul

Since we love food it is pretty natural that we also love learning how to make local dishes. The only thing we planned before heading to Istanbul, was  our cooking class with Cooking Alaturka. The classroom/restaurant can be found in the Sultanahmet, behind the Blue Mosque. Upon arrival, we were offered coffee or tea (choose the tea) and given  the list of dishes we would be making.  The class started at 4:30pm and was about 4.5 hours long (including dinner). We made a total of 5 dishes and were able to enjoy them with the 8 other people in our class.

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Our Menu:

IMG_2753Ezogelin Corbasi – Red Lentil and Bulgar Soup – this soup was amazing and I was obsessed with it. The red pepper paste that is in the soup really makes the soup. Recipe here.
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Istanbul is the Cat’s Meow!

Yes! Istanbul loves cats and no, I am not talking about the musical. Everywhere you go there are cats roaming the streets, hanging out in windows, perched on cars, and just about anywhere else you can imagine. Here are some snapshots of our four legged furry friends:

Minding the Shop

Minding the Shop

When I'm not inside in my box I am getting some sun right here.

When I’m not inside in my box I am getting some sun right here.

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