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Filiz Hosukoğlu

Filiz Hosukoğlu

Gaziantep native Filiz grew up at her grandmother’s elbow in the kitchen. Her most vivid childhood memories are of her grandmother managing a squadron of women for the family in a monthly bread-making ritual that fed a large extended family. Building on her personal passion for local culinary culture, Filiz guided cookbook writer Paula Wolfert during her research for her book, “The Cooking of the Eastern Mediterranean.” Similarly, she has consulted and guided for the Culinary Institute of America, Conde Nast, New York Times and Saveur Magazine. She presented her own research on baklavaat the Food Symposium in Istanbul. She has also prepared the exhibitions in Gaziantep’s Food Museum. An avid homecook, Filiz’s favorite dish to cook and eat is the Gaziantep classic, pirpirim asi, a delicate stew of purslane.

Food tours given by Filiz Hosukoğlu

January 26, 2016

Culinary Secrets of Gaziantep

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Culinary Secrets of Gaziantep

$1100/person USD (single $100 supplement)
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  • Group Size: 10
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  • Customized daytime walks by special request
Ankara may be Turkey’s political center and Istanbul its cultural and economic one, but ask Turks what their country’s culinary capital is and the answer will invariably be the same: Gaziantep. An ancient city not far from Turkey’s southern border, a meeting point between the Arab Middle East and Turkish Anatolia, Gaziantep over the centuries has developed a culinary culture that is deeply rooted in the rhythm of the agricultural lands surrounding it and that is maintained with great pride and honor by the city’s cooks and food makers. Gaziantep is also the source for many of Turkish cuisine’s iconic dishes – the city’s famous baklava is without compare and its kebabs are truly works of art, the standard by which all others are measured. Read more
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