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ONLINE EXPERIENCE

The Art of Turkish Breakfast with Burak

Istanbul, TurkeyPart of Airbnb Online Experiences

Online experience hosted by Burak

90 mins
Up to 10 people. Private groups available for up to 100
Join from your computer, phone, or tablet
Hosted in English

What you'll do

(This is an online experience but if you already in Istanbul, I can host this Experience in your place)

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. You’ll learn what to look for in the market so that you can prepare it for you and your loved ones.

You’ll have the chance to see all the ingredients, plates, and utensils that we have on our family table and you will get to know the recipes. We will prepare a Turkish Coffee and Turkish Tea. Then, we will cook Murtağa (a dish from my hometown called Van known for its breakfast). Later on, we will cook Menemen (Turkish Omelet). Both are quite easy to prepare so it is perfect for these days.

After our Experience, you will have knowledge on:
- Turkish Family Breakfast Culture
- Turkish Coffee Ritual and History
- Turkish Tea Culture
- Murtağa Cooking
- Menemen Cooking

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

Burak
Other things to note
Please join the time slot which is already booked by others unless you want to have a Private Booking.

Class might take a bit more than 1,5 hours depending on the group.

Bookings should be submitted per person, not per device, please.
(This is an online experience but if you already in Istanbul, I can host this Experience in your place)

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. You’ll learn what to look for in the market so that you can prepare it for you and your loved ones.

You’ll have…

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 for a private group
    Burak can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $361.

What to bring

  • For Menemen: 2 Tablespoons diced "Banana/Anaheim Pepper", 2 Tablespoons diced tomato, 1-2 eggs, 1 teaspoon chopped parsley/mint, cheese on top
  • For Murtağa: 1-1/2 tablespoon of butter, 1-1/2 teaspoons of flour, 1 egg, 1 tablespoon of honey, 1 tablespoon crushed walnuts.
  • For Breakfast Table: Choose 4 items (2 sweet + 2 savories) of following: jams, salty cheese, (green/black olives, thyme, lemon), tahini & grape molasses, helva, cucumber & tomatoes, honey & clotted cream (kaymak)
    For Breakfast Table: Choose 4 items (2 sweet + 2 savories) of following: jams, salty cheese, (green/black olives, thyme, lemon), tahini & gr…
  • Pastry Products: Any bread similar to "baguette", Pita, Optionally: Simit (Turkish Bagel), Turkish Bubble Bread (recipe will be sent).
  • For Drinks: Turkish coffee, cold water, sugar, nicely grounded coffee or espresso, Turkish tea or any black tea), coffee pot (cezve)
From $36
/ person
Fri, 4 Dec
10:00 am - 11:30 am (EST)
$36 per person
$36 per person
Fri, 4 Dec
10:30 am - 12:00 pm (EST)
Private groups only
From $361 per group
From $361 per group
Sat, 5 Dec
10:30 am - 12:00 pm (EST)
$37 per person
$37 per person

Meet your host, Burak

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 151 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 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:

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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 Homemade Turkish Br…
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Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 151 reviews.

Randy (Donna)
November 2020
Burak is exceptionally friendly. He gives good instructions and is patient while everyone catches up, if behind. He tells some history of the food which I find interesting and even includes a map of the locations in Turkey where some foods are grown/made. The instructions for pairing items of different tastes will be included in my food prep from now on. It was very enjoyable and relaxing as well. No stress. This was my first Airbnb virtual experience. I am hooked. Have already selected my next one. Visit the world, meet new people, and find joy in the interaction is my 2021 virtual mode.
Burak is exceptionally friendly. He gives good instructions and is patient while everyone catches up, if behind. He tells some history of the food which I find interesting and even…
Ida
November 2020
Me and my husband had a great time making Turkish breakfast with Burak! We really enjoyed his explanation of the culture, and the step by step guidance in preparing the feast. From making the Turkish coffee to the main dishes, preparing the table, and the wonderful mix of sweet and salty flavors, we love how interactive the experience was. We liked the food so much, we went back to the supermarket to get more ingredients to make it again. Makes a great morning date. We recommend it!
Me and my husband had a great time making Turkish breakfast with Burak! We really enjoyed his explanation of the culture, and the step by step guidance in preparing the feast. From…
Brenda
November 2020
We had a wonderful time in this experience. All of the food was excellent, and Burak did an excellent job of explaining how the various foods fit together so we can adapt and make our own Turkish breakfasts in the future with different ingredients. He did a great job of setting up the video so that we could see him and other participants as well as clearly seeing the spaces where he was preparing the food so we could easily follow along. And he explained the food culture in an engaging and interesting way that added to the experience, as well as providing information and materials in advance that aided our understanding.
We had a wonderful time in this experience. All of the food was excellent, and Burak did an excellent job of explaining how the various foods fit together so we can adapt and make…
Ann
November 2020
This experience was great from start to finish. After some initial timing issues due to circumstances beyond Burak's control, my husband and daughter had a great time immersing themselves in Turkish culture, food, music and our hosts friendliness shone through. The food they cooked was delicious and hopefully I will be treated to a repeat of the recipes in the future. It is well worth booking this experience for so many reasons. Thank you
This experience was great from start to finish. After some initial timing issues due to circumstances beyond Burak's control, my husband and daughter had a great time immersing the…
Cindy
September 2020
My friend and I did this together as a bonding experience during COVID. I liked how Burak made sure we could easily follow along. I liked how he interweaved personal stories and Turkish history throughout the experience. Recipes were easy and delicious. It was super fun and highly recommended!
My friend and I did this together as a bonding experience during COVID. I liked how Burak made sure we could easily follow along. I liked how he interweaved personal stories and Tu…
Yvonne
September 2020
really fun class and you get to meet people from around the world! Burak gave attention to each of us and it was a really friendly atmosphere. Definitely recommend!

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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.