Connecting and sharing our culture through Culinary Gatherings

At BTS, we believe cooking together is all about people connecting. Food is one of the universal things that brings everyone together. No matter what culture, everywhere around the world, people some place all get together to eat together.

Yesterday marked the beginning of our culinary gatherings by the Berkeley Turkish Society.  While we prepared our menu, we had the opportunity to meet with new friends, caught up with old ones, discovered and shared our cultural connections to Anatolia over inspiring stories of our childhood dishes.   We thank our teacher Işıl Arıcan for taking us on this delicious journey to Anatolia with her menu.

Those of you who attended our workshop, thank you for supporting our cross cultural initiatives at BTS!

This event was sold out. If you would like to reserve your seats, please check out our events page here and reserve your spot in advance.

We can not wait to do this again!


“If I’m an advocate for anything, it’s to move. As far as you can, as much as you can. Across the ocean, or simply across the river. Walk in someone else’s shoes or at least eat their food. It’s a plus for everybody. “ -Anthony Bourdain, 1956- 2018