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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

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 for a private group
    Burak can host private groups of any size, up to 100 guests. Private group rates start at $336.

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
From $25
/ person
Sun, 28 Feb
2:30 AM - 4:00 AM (EST)
$25 per person
$25 per person
Sun, 28 Feb
3:00 AM - 4:30 AM (EST)
Private groups only
From $336 per group
From $336 per group
Sun, 28 Feb
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
$25 per person
$25 per person

Meet your host, Burak

Host on Airbnb since 2015
  • 176 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 176 reviews.

Sandra
February 2021
A really wonderful experience. Burak was very hands on - even on Zoom - and gave great feedback about the cooking and preparation. He is very knowledgeable and it was a great introduction to Turkish breakfast and a fun and very special experience to share with family and friends.
A really wonderful experience. Burak was very hands on - even on Zoom - and gave great feedback about the cooking and preparation. He is very knowledgeable and it was a great intro…
Jane
January 2021
Who knew a cooking class could feel so exotic yet be so simple at the same time. Outstanding. Highly recommend. I live in a rural area and Burak went so far as to source a Turkish market in a nearby city and send me a map. I had not asked for any info and he stepped up and did the research. I had no idea the store existed. Would recommend his class to all ages and cooking skills. Super!
Who knew a cooking class could feel so exotic yet be so simple at the same time. Outstanding. Highly recommend. I live in a rural area and Burak went so far as to source a Turkish…
Roberta
January 2021
I regret that I can only give this 5 stars. If you'd like to feel like you were invited into someone's family kitchen for a culturally immersive experience, you can't do better than this. So much more than a cooking class, I left feeling like I'd spent two hours in Istanbul.
I regret that I can only give this 5 stars. If you'd like to feel like you were invited into someone's family kitchen for a culturally immersive experience, you can't do better tha…
Erika
January 2021
Great way to spend a money! Burak was a great host, with lots of personal stories and information about Turkish culture. He was a great instructor, leading us through delicious recipes and how to create a Turkish breakfast board.
Nneka
January 2021
Burak's experience felt like cooking with an old friend! It was fun, informative, had a great pace and was really sensory. We were a group of 3 and it was like having an indulgent breakfast with two of my besties. Burak was very attentive to us all and even sang me happy birthday :) If you're looking for a great way to connect with friends & loved ones over food, this experience is for you!
Burak's experience felt like cooking with an old friend! It was fun, informative, had a great pace and was really sensory. We were a group of 3 and it was like having an indulgent…
Gail
January 2021
We had a great time cooking with Burak and learning about Turkish breakfast! Burak was very knowledgeable and friendly. I highly recommend this experience to anyone!

Choose from available dates

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  • Sun, 28 Feb
    2:30 AM - 4:00 AM (EST)
    $25 per person
  • Sun, 28 Feb
    3:00 AM - 4:30 AM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $336 per group
  • Sun, 28 Feb
    10:00 AM - 11:30 AM (EST)
    $25 per person
  • Sun, 28 Feb
    11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $336 per group
  • Sun, 28 Feb
    12:30 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    Join 4 other guests
    $25 per person
  • Sun, 28 Feb
    1:00 PM - 2:30 PM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $336 per group
  • Mon, 1 Mar
    2:30 AM - 4:00 AM (EST)
    $25 per person
  • Mon, 1 Mar
    3:00 AM - 4:30 AM (EST)
    Private groups only
    From $336 per group

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.