Istanbul, Turkey, Turkey

The Taste of Istanbul and Anatolian Food Culture

when 20 July 2024 - 3 August 2024
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee USD 1050

A big part of traveling and experiencing a new culture is exploring the local cuisine. In the case of Turkey, there is a rich variety of tastes and influences. Turkish cuisine is largely the heritage of Ottoman cuisine, which can be described as a fusion and refinement of Central Asian, Middle Eastern and Balkan cuisines. Turkish cuisine has in turn influenced other cuisines in the region and beyond.This course provides an introduction to the rich Turkish Culinary Culture by way of theoretical information, practical lessons in the state-of-the art kitchens of Istanbul Aydin University’s Gastronomy Department and tasting trip in Istanbul.

Course leader

Nasim Kian Pour

Target group

Anyone who wants to know Turkish Cuisine better

Course aim

Upon succesful completion of this course, students will be able to identify different staples of Turkish food culture with its history and cultural influences; know the ingredients, preparation techniques, and serving methods of various food groups and be able to cook some popular Turkish dishes.

Credits info

3 EC
3 ECTS Credits

Fee info

USD 1050: What is included :

50-hour Course + Online component with ECTS Credits
Course Materials
14 Nights of Accommodation on a Bed-and-Breakfast Basis
Airport Transfers (within the mentioned time range)
2 Full-day Sightseeing Tours (Bosphorus Boat & Historical Peninsula Tours)
Free Museum Entrances
Certificate of Participation and Transcript of Records
Delightful Program Amenities (Bag, T-shirt, and Notebook)
USD 950: Early Bird Discounted Registration Fee applicable until the April 30,2024.


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