Cooking Classes Bodrum

Bodrum, Turkey

Cooking Classes Bodrum offers daily and residential weekend and weekly Turkish home-cooking classes at an artist's home.

Culinary Vacations 2

Limited availability

Speaks English

from US$1,254
from US$1,254
Price for:

4 days / 3 nights

Speaks English

from US$2,168
from US$2,168
Price for:

7 days / 6 nights

Instructors 1

Chiara Guerrieri

Chiara began to study yoga in 1983 as a way to rehabilitate and strengthen herself after a car accident. She learned how to breathe, how to use the breath to connect with her body, how to track physical sensations from moment to moment, and how to find an internal wisdom to guide her movement and choices toward well-being. She not only has studied a wide-range of bodymind disciplines-hypnosis, neuro linguistic programing, massage, meditation, and non-violent communication, but she's also worked to master the material deeply enough to teach in each of these areas.

Testimonials 9

  • a traveler United Kingdom

    TripAdvisor website

    We had been considering a holiday cooking day for a while, and booked after reading the positive reviews on TripAdvisor. Booking was easy, although we couldn't pay the deposit online as PayPal's services were suspended for Turkey at that time, however the online site was well laid out and user friendly. Correspondence with Asli was by email and her English is excellent (having studied in the US). On the day we were met by her husband, Haluk (who also speaks excellent English after time spent in the US), and visited several markets to learn about the products we were to use. There were plenty of samples to try and a lot of photos taken (including several with Elvis!). The class itself was at their home in Karova and was informal but very informative. Under a relaxed instruction we prepared barbunya pilaki (cranberry beans in tomato sauce), börek (cheese stuffed filo triangles), biber dolma (rice stuffed peppers), yoğurtlu kabak cacığı (zucchinis in yoghurt), rumeli mantısı (filo roses served with garlic yoghurt), and biber ekşileme (roasted bell peppers in garlic vinegrette) aided by fresh, home-made iced tea. We all then ate together (along with their son Omer) in the garden area in the shade but with a spectacular view. The atmosphere was so relaxed, friendly and homely that we did feel a little guilty leaving the washing up to be done after we had left! We are all 'foodies', but this trip would be suitable for anyone who appreciates good food and was a memorable and enjoyable experience. Many thanks to Asli, Haluk and Omer for a day we will still be talking about for years to come (and for the details of the food we prepared)!

  • Richard N.

    TripAdvisor website

    This was my second class cooking with Asli, this time returning with a friend. As always it was a great opportunity to see the best of local produce in the market, as Asli guided us through the market to the more unique and smaller producers. Back in her kitchen we learned not only the techniques for preparation, but also gained insight into the food stories associated with the ingredients and the cuisine of Turkey. We finished off by tasting our handy-work with a number of dishes, while sitting in the sunshine and looking over the countryside. Overall, a very enjoyable afternoon!

  • Raifa M.

    TripAdvisor website

    Although the tour was not at all what was described on the website, it was absolutely delightful. We went to the market, then on a driving tour and onto a gourmet shop, then for a Turkish coffee in a small seaside village. We arrived at Asli's for lunch, which we had in the lovely garden. The food was excellent, and although she discovered only one hour before serving the main dish that my daughter was vegetarian, she still managed to present a meatless version of our main course, which was not only very thoughtful of her, but also delicious. We were served real home cooked food that you do not find in main stream restaurant. As I asked her where to find vintage kilims, Asli then went out of her way to drive us to a carpet selling village. Thanks again for a lovely day!

  • a traveler United Kingdom

    TripAdvisor website

    The owner Asli has amazing cooking skills and is excellent at teaching. It was so good that I decided to go back for a second time two days later. She teaches really tasty dishes that are all pretty easy to put together from ingredients in any country, so a real skill to 'take home'. As well as learning to do the multiple dishes she tells you all sorts of useful information about the ingredients like olive oil and vegetables. If I go back to the region I'm sure to go back and try her evening menu at the restaurant as well.

  • Ryan B United States

    TripAdvisor website

    I had a great day with Asli. She was very instructive and warm to be with. She is very knowledgeable and a great cook. I learned a wide variety of techniques and recipes equipped to do it on my own at home. Well worth the time and money. The food we cooked was some of the best I had in turkey.

  • a traveler Edinburg

    Trip Advisor website

    Asli's half day Foodie Adventure was the best way to spend my last day in Bodrum... On a usual day you would visit a local market but as there was no market today we went to some local delis, bakeries and butchers... The deli was amazing... Think Wholefoods on organic steroids and add syrup... It was lovely, got to taste some cheeses and pistachio desserts as well as a local sesame pretzel straight from the baker. Then on to Asli's restaurant 'ERENLER SOFRASI' which is a lovely walled garden kitchen setup as a restaurant classroom and art space... No more spoilers but we cooked a lot of lovely items and ate our fill... Do this or one of the longer classes you won't be disappointed!

  • a traveler

    Trip Advisor website

    We had wonderful family outing Struggling to find authentic Turkish Cuisine in town this should be your first stop in Bodrum We visited the Wednesday farmers market in Ortakent What a experience to see all the fresh produce Then on to the workshop area were we where hosted by the sou chef Michelle a lovely friendly lady. We were hands on and prepared a 9 course meal which we had the pleasure to share with Kaluk,husband to the chef Very expensive for South African travelers Will recommend to all that travel to Bodrum

  • Linda United States

    Trip Advisor website

    What a fun day shopping, preparing, cooking and eating a real turkish meal! We were picked up by bus and the day began at the local Farmers' Market with our chef, Asli (Aslihan Mutlu, owner of Erenler Sofrasi restaurant. Aslihan), we tasted olives, Feta cheese, bread, nuts, candies, olive oil with Asli as she purchased all the ingredients for our cooking class!Then on to her restaurant where we began preparation for several dishes while learning about customs of and in the Turkish kitchen. We all gathered around as Asli cooked and instructed us in the hows and whys and we all learned how to make the "Magic Sauce" ( delicious and goes on everything!). I specially admired her big cooking pots and her very large thick wooden spoons that looked like they had been hand carved from a large piece of solid wood! Then outside to enjoy the 'fruits of our labors' in a lovely garden setting! It was truly a fun day.

  • a traveler New Zealand

    Trip Advisor website

    My husband and I had the pleasure of joining Cooking Classes Bodrum with Asli at the Erenier Sofrasi Restaurant in the Bodrum area. We had an absolutely wonderful day which started with a visit to the local produce market to buy ingredients for our cooking. Asli showed us around the market full of beautiful fruit, vege, spices, cheeses, breads, etc. We had many sample tastes of the offerings with great informative dialogue from Asli.We then spent the next couple of hours preparing and cooking delicious Turkish food. Asli talked about growing up and learning cooking from her grandmother. We had a group of 8 lovely people. It is very casual and we chatted away as we learnt to cook together. We then got to sit down for a wonderful lunch of the food we had helped to make and a glass of Turkish wine.My husband and I have been in Bodrum for the last week and we have had some nice food but we have struggled to get the real traditional turkish cuisine we crave. The food Asli made with us is very authentic and we can honestly say the best food we have had in Turkey so far. I would recommend this course for all food lovers and people who enjoy cooking.

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