Istanbul, Turkey, Turkey

The Taste of Istanbul and Anatolian Food Culture

when 22 July 2023 - 5 August 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee USD 890

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
ECTS Credits

Fee info

USD 890: What is included :

50 course hours and relevant ECTS credits. Each applicant can only choose 1 course subject.
Course materials
14 Nights Superior Hostel Accommodation in shared rooms
Free airport transfer (for groups 10+ students)
Two weekend sightseeing tours ( Bosphorus Boat Tour & Historical Peninsula )
Gastronomy workshop followed by cocktail party
Free Museum entrances
Graduation Certificate
Graduation Ceremony and Party
Delightful Istanbul Program Amenities ( Bag, T-shirt, Notebook and Pens)
USD 790: Early Bird Discounted Registration Fee applicable until the 30th of March,2023.


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