What you'll do
Immerse yourself in the rich flavors of Turkish cuisine, all from the comfort of your home! We'll explore Turkish food culture and history, and all the methods and ingredients that make this cuisine so special. You’ll learn what to look for in the market so that you can prepare it for you and your loved ones. You’ll have the chance to see all the ingredients, plates, and utensils that we have on our family table and you will get to know the recipes. You'll learn about our breakfast culture and we will prepare Turkish Coffee & Turkish Tea. Then, we will cook Murtağa (a dish from my hometown called Van known for its breakfast). Later on, we will cook Menemen (Turkish Omelet). Both are quite easy to prepare so it is perfect for these days. After our Experience, you will have knowledge on: - Turkish Family Breakfast Culture - Turkish Coffee Ritual and History - Turkish Tea Culture - Murtağa Cooking - Menemen Cooking After booking, you will receive: - Turkish Bubble Bread recipe - Map of Turkish Breakfast Products for "Food Quiz" game - List of Breakfast ingredients and the location of Turkish markets in your city to make shopping beforehand Please contact for private-bookings and team building events. If you don't have any ingredients, grab your favorite dish & drink and join us. Take notes, learn, and cook later! From my kitchen to yours, let’s connect together. Burak
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Hey, everyone! I’m Burak and I have been organizing 8 different in-person Experiences in Istanbul since March 2019 as a full-time Experiences Host. I am currently Airbnb Experiences Istanbul Community Leader. I was born in the Eastern Anatolian part of Turkey, Van: A city of cats, lakes, mountains, and breakfast. Since my childhood, breakfast has been an important part of my life, especially our family breakfast. And with this experience, I wanted to introduce you Homemade Turkish Breakfast from my kitchen. I have a passion for food and its power to connect people, and Turkish culture is a reflection of that power. Check out reviews for the in-person Experiences I host here: airbnb.com/istanbulexperiences Official IG Account: instagram.com/istanbulexperiences From Istanbul with love! Burak
What to bring
For Menemen, PP: 1-2 pepper, 1-2 tomato, 2 eggs, parsley, cheese, butter, olive oil
For Murtağa: 2 tablespoon of butter, 1/2 cup of flour, 2 eggs, honey, walnut
For Brekfast Table: I will send you all detailed list after booking depending what you can get in yo…
Pastry Products: Any bread similar to "baguette", Pita, Optionally: Simit (Turkish Bagel), Turkish B…
For Drinks: Turkish coffee or espresso, Turkish tea or any black tea), coffee pot (cezve) - I will s…
Vegan Options: Instead of cheese and eggs, you can use tofu and vegan cheese.
Connection: Preferably via laptop, stable surface, headphones, good internet connection
Utensils: Non-stick frying pan (20 cm approx.) for Menemen cooking, small bowls for breakfast table,…
NOTES: Try to get organic vegetables, not bell pepper if possible. PP: Per Person
How to participate
Join a video call
Download Zoom for free on a desktop or mobile device. After you book, you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
"To prepare breakfast together, please download Zoom to your phone or desktop and make sure you have audio and video connection. While you’re cooking in your kitchen, I’ll be in mine in Istanbul."
Book a private group
Want to join with just your family and friends? Burak will host a private group for up to 30 guests starting at $125.
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Things to keep in mind
Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.
Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.
You’ll need an internet connection and the ability to stream audio and video to participate. A link and details on how to join will be included in your booking confirmation email. Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.
After you book, I will send you the location of the Turkish Market in your city if available so you can obtain products.
The Art of Turkish Breakfast