Together, we will be cooking one of the favorite dishes from the Aegean coast in the small village where I live and women still remember and cherish old recipes of the land. We will be using herbs from my herb garden to do the seasoning. After our labors around the cooking stove, we will enjoy a much earned moment on the terrace of my house overlooking the beautiful village Sirince.
Meet Your Guide
Like many oriental names, my name has a positive meaning. It means 'good news'. Although, for your sake, it is much easier that you call me Muj!
In life, many people have their calling. Although I cannot say clearly that I have found mine, I am lucky enough to say I have pursued many callings, professionally and as a dedicated hobbyist.
Alongside being a professional tour guide, hotelier and chef, I write books and present workshops on ancient cooking and I am a traditional architect.
In this one hour together, I will try to show you how to prepare one of the typical dishes from the Aegean coast of Turkey.
Preparing for your Experience
If you want to cook with us, then you will be provided with a complete list of the ingredients you will be needing. The class will be interactive and you will have the opportunity to ask for help or directions. I can even look into your individual pots if you want or need to.
Imam Bayildi - Turkish dish consisting of aubergines stuffed with a garlic-flavoured onion and tomato mixture and baked.
Cacik - A Turkish dish made from yoghurt, salt, olive oil, crushed garlic, chopped cucumber, dill, mint, and vinegar, diluted with water.
Flour Halva - A thick, sweet pudding that tastes of warm, toasted flour and browned butter, is both a ceremonial and everyday dish in Turkey.