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Bodrum Market Visit and Cooking Class

Bodrum Market Visit and Cooking Class

From US$ 92.24 per person

This market visit and cooking class begins with you buying your ingredients at the local market before traveling to the chefs home to prepare a 5-course Turkish meal. It ends with you eating lunch and drinking wine over looking the Aegean Sea.

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Duration 5 hours
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Small group
Limited to 8 participants


  • An expert chef will lead you on a market visit and a cooking class
  • Our chef will teach you how to cook five gourmet Turkish dishes
  • Taste food that you can not find in restaurants at a very cosy atmosphere
  • Enjoy lunch and a glass wine overlooking the Aegean Sea
Full description
At 09:30, you will be picked up from your hotel or the cruise ship port. At your first stop, you will meet your host and culinary guide for a cup of tea. Next, you will drive to the farmers’ market to shop for the ingredients to make your lunch. Your lunch will comprise of three cold starters, one warm entrée, and a main course. At the market, you will meet local food purveyors selling homegrown olives, wild seasonal greens, vegetables and homemade noodles, jams, pickles, breads, and cheeses. Once you have bought all the necessary ingredients, you will drive to the chefs home in the farming area of Bodrum. Your final stop is her kitchen where you be will guided through the delicious secrets of regional Aegean cookery, a special and particularly healthy branch of Turkish cuisine. You can either join in with the cooking sessions or watch while sipping a glass of Turkish wine. Either way you will be given written recipes of each dish. You will be served lunch with the view of the mythological Aegean Sea. At 14:30, you will drive back to your original location in Bodrum.
  • Pick up and Drop off from and back to Bodrum City hotels
  • Market visit
  • Five recipe cooking class and written recipe book
  • Lunch and a glass of Turkish Wine
  • Pick up and Drop off from and back to the outer Bodrum areas
  • Any drinks after your complimentary glass of wine
  • Transportation from hotels that are not in the 25 km picking up zone. Additional charges may apply in these cases.
Not suitable for
  • Children under 10 years

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4.7 /5

based on 6 reviews

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What an enjoyable day this was! Asli met us right on time at our hotel. She gave us shopping options and we chose to visit a farm and pick fresh vegetables - don't worry, you won't have to do all the work. We then went to her restaurant kitchen (at her home, outdoors) and spent a relaxing afternoon making several dishes. Asli had done a lot of prep work already so that we had time to make 5 or 6 things. We also learned about and sampled olive oils and wines. The meal was delicious and unlike what we found in restaurants. Maybe the highlight was that our son's favorite dish was green beans (!!) and now I have the recipe for it. Finally, we visited the winery where Ansi's restaurant is (we asked - no pressure!) for a wine tasting and purchase. We were delivered by taxi back to our hotel. This would be a great activity any time but I think we especially enjoyed it after 2 busy weeks of sightseeing.

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July 28, 2022

I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to visit the market with its high quality produce and friendly vendors. Asli provided a fun and educational experience in her home overlooking her farm. The food was divine and we met some great fellow travellers. Highly recommended. I will remember this experience and the opportunity to chat with a local and her family in her home for a long time.

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June 8, 2022

Awesome experience in Turkish cuisine and culture. Recommend!!!!!

Our Turkish cooking class began with a very warm greeting, a morning pick up and drive to the market. Entering Asli’s restaurant we were awed by its colorful ambiance, dining tables in the courtyard and inside, and her husband’s paintings decorating the wall. With Turkish tea and great conversation we sat down at one of the tables to pod cranberry beans, peel red peppers, cut up quince, crush garlic, chop onions, grate tomatoes, and roll vegetables in phyllo sheets. The smoky fragrance of the grilling eggplants, the quince and fennel simmering, and the rice pilaf with raisins and herbs made the experience deliciously sensual. The main dish was a work of art - fresh anchovies lining a clay pot, which was filled with rice pilaf and re-covered with the anchovies. We learned Asli’s special techniques for how to make her “magic sauce”, and the wonderful combination of herbs with fruits and vegetables. What a beautiful

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November 25, 2013

Product ID: 9783