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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

The Art of Turkish Breakfast with Burak

Istanbul, TurkeyPart of Airbnb Online Experiences collection

Online experience hosted by Burak

90 minsHosted in English
Join online
Meet your host live on Zoom.
Up to 10 people
Private groups available for up to 100.
Turkish cuisine

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 with simple but tasty dishes.

After the introduction, you’ll have the chance to see the ingredients, plates, and utensils that we have on our family table and you will get to know the recipes and we will prepare a Turkish Coffee.

Then, we will cook Murtağa (a dish from my hometown called Van). Later on, we will cook Menemen (Turkish Omelet). Both are quite easy to prepare so no need for expert skills!

After our experience, you will have knowledge on:

- Turkish Family Breakfast Culture
- Turkish Coffee Ritual and History
- Murtağa Cooking
- Menemen Cooking

Extras:
After booking, you will receive:
- Turkish Bubble Bread recipe
- Kaymak (Clotted Cream) recipe
- Map of Turkish Breakfast Products
- List of Breakfast ingredients and the location of Turkish markets in your city

This Experience is great for team-building. Enjoyed by MIT, Netflix, Spotify, and many friends & families.

FAQ:
If you can't find a time/date on my calendar, please write so I will make it available for you.

Is your group larger than my listed max group size for private groups? Send me a message.

This is an online experience but can be hosted in Istanbul as well.

See you in my kitchen!
Burak
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 with simple but tasty dishes.

After the introduction, you’ll have the chance to see the ingredients, plates, and utensils that we have on our family table and you will get to know the recipes and we will prepare a Turkish Coffee…

How to participate

  • Join a video call
    Use Zoom to participate on your desktop or mobile device. After you book you’ll receive an email with a link and details on how to join.
  • Book a private group
    Burak can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $341.

What to bring

  • For Menemen: 2 Tbsp. diced pepper, 2 Tbsp. diced tomato, 1-2 eggs, 1 tsp. chopped parsley/mint, your favorite cheese for topping
  • For Murtağa: 1 Tbsp. butter, 1 Tbsp. flour, 1 egg, 1 tsp. honey, 1 tsp. crushed walnut
  • For Breakfast Table: I will show how we mix olives+thyme+lemon+olive oil and tahini+GRAPE molasses. You can also bring any of these items: jams, salty cheese, helva, cucumber & tomatoes, honey & clotted cream
  • Bread
  • Turkish coffe, Cezve, or any drink you wish to have

Meet your host, Burak

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 191 Reviews
  • Identity verified
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 to 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
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 to Homemade Turkish…
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Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 191 reviews.

Maryann
May 2021
Great to experience real Turkish breakfast with Burak, especially since this was our first time in Istanbul! He covered everything....delicious food and preparation, Turkish jazz play list, and stories of his family and suggestions of things to do in Istanbul too! Looking forward to trying all the recipes on our own! Thanks so much Burak. It was such a pleasure to meet and learn from you.
Great to experience real Turkish breakfast with Burak, especially since this was our first time in Istanbul! He covered everything....delicious food and preparation, Turkish jazz…
Joni
May 2021
This was a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning. We learned about Turkish flavour profiles and how to make a delicious breakfast spread. Burak is a wonderful host and storyteller. Highly recommend. :)
Jennifer
May 2021
Burak was a wonderful host and teacher. Loved learning more about Turkish culture and cooking. The other participants were really cool people, too.
Aroldo
May 2021
This experience is indicated for all those who like cooking. Burak took me to a whole atmosphere of turkish flavors. I liked especially the stories around some dishes - its significancr and origin. Thank you, Burak!
Michael
April 2021
Was a great experience with my coworkers. We made some very tasty food to start the day while hearing great stories and learning about the culture.
Griffen
April 2021
Burak is an excellent host. Engaging, funny, and thoughtful - we all very much enjoyed the food we made and learning more about Turkish culture. Highly recommended!

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

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.