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Culinary Gathering Series - June 2nd- SOLD OUT!

  • Bauman College 1007 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710 United States (map)
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Dear Friends,

We invite you to join us in celebrating the diverse and rich Anatolian Cuisine with the Bay Area Turkish Society (The Berkeley Turkish School). This event will be the first in a series of Culinary Gatherings in Berkeley, and we would love for you to be a part of this experience with us.

We feel that sharing culture through cuisine is an inclusive and beautiful process. Once a month, we will come together and learn how to cook traditional dishes from different regions and ethnicities in Anatolia from a culinary expert within our community. After cooking together, we will set the table, gather around and will enjoy the delicious meal we prepared together with the lovely company of the participants.

If you are interested, you can book your seat here for our first gathering. There is limited seating. If you cannot make it to this event, and are interested in the next events, please let us know so that we can email you our announcements.

  • Date: Sunday, June 2nd, 2019

  • Time: 4 pm to 7:30 pm

  • Location: Bauman College, 1007 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710

  • Price: $65* to $85 (includes 4 courses + dessert - tea and coffee) *This is the first in our series so we are applying a $20 discount to our June 2nd event


About our instructor Işıl Arıcan

Işıl was born and raised in Turkey, and settled down in Bay Area in 2008. She grew up in a family where all family would gather to cook and eat fresh seasonal foods, a lot of vegetables and fish. She was interested in cooking since she was 12, watched her mom, dad, and grandmother cook traditional Turkish/ Mediterranean recipes, and later started to replicate them. Today she loves to cook both her heirloom recipes and learn cooking the variety of cuisines Bay Area offers.

Işıl was trained as an MD in Turkey and works in the Healthcare Informatics field. In her free time, she experiments cooking different recipes, brews beer, grows vegetables, writes popular science and critical thinking articles, plays desktop RPGs and computer games.

Menu Details:

  • Havuçlu Yoğurtlu Ezme / Carrots with Yogurt and Garlic

  • Taze Fasulye / Green Beans : Green beans cooked in olive oil with onion

  • Karnıyarık / Split-belly Eggplant: Eggplant stuffed with meat, onion and peppers

  • Nohutlu Pilav / Rice with Chickpeas

  • İrmik Tatlısı / Semolina Dessert

  • Turkish tea and coffee

Collected funds will support the enhancement and further development of programs of the Berkeley Turkish School, a 501 c 3 non profit organization.

Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you.


The Berkeley Turkish School