Meze Making Class – Live from Istanbul

Meze Making Class - Live from Istanbul

Learn how to three classic Turkish Meze - Small plates that will become your new favorite appetizers!
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1.5 hours


June 6 & 20 12:00p EDT (6pm Istanbul CET)

Meze Making Class – Live from Istanbul!

Learn how to three classic Turkish meze – small plates that will become your new favorite appetizers.

Take off for exotic Istanbul- one of the true culinary capitals of the world where your teacher, Daniela from CookLab Istanbul, will guide you step-by-step so you can master THREE classic Turkish Meze dishes.

Meze are more than just small plates, they are a way of eating – and a night out in Istanbul would not be complete without a table of fresh, colorful meze and glasses of Raki.

During this interactive live class with Daniella, you will learn how to make three of the most popular meze plates.

Class Highlights

  • Learn how to make three delicious, classic vegetarian meze
  • Discover the wonderful world of Turkish cuisine and the meze tradition
  • Learn from Daniela, a professional culinary teacher, who has taught thousands of students how to master Turkish recipes

What to Expect from the Turkish Meze Making Class

Be prepared to quickly master the ancient art of Meze making and discover just how easy and rewarding it is having these easy delicious appetizer recipes in your repertoire.

Book your ticket to Istanbul from the comfort of your own kitchen. Limited time event!

To prepare for this event, you’ll need the following ingredients:

Muhamara Ingredients

  • 4 red capsicum peppers/ any shape is fine
  • 75 gr breadcrumbs ( or stale bread cut into small pieces )  
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 125 gr walnuts
  • 1 large pinch of dried chilli flakes 
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste (concentrated puree)
  • 1 lemon
  • Pomegranate molasses ( a sweet balsamic vinegar is also fine)
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Extra virgin olive oil 
  • A few pistachios to garnish ( optional) 

VERY IMPORTANT PREPARATION STEP: 30 minutes before class starts, it is necessary for you to place your peppers on an open gas flame on the stovetop – using tongs – until the skin is blackened all over. If you do not have gas you can place the peppers naked under a grill in the oven set at high. Then transfer to a bowl and cover with a dish towel to steam.

Havuc Tarator Ingredients

  • 4 medium carrots 
  • 1 garlic clove 
  • ½ tsp caraway seeds 
  • 250 gr Greek style yogurt – it needs to be thick 
  • 2 ½ tbsp of extra virgin olive oil 
  • Dill & walnuts to garnish (optional)

White Beans with Tahini Ingredients

  • 1 can of white cannellini beans
  • 1 garlic clove 
  • ¼ cup of Tahini 
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 
  • 3 tbsp of water ( from can is best) 
  • 1 lemon
  • ½ ground coriander 
  • ½ tsp salt / pepper 
  • Za’atar , sesame seeds and dried chillie fakes to garnish (optional)

Kitchen Equipment

  • Food processor 
  • Sharp knife
  • Tablespoon/teaspoon 
  • Grater
  • Lemon zester
  • Frying pan
  • garlic press
  • Small dishes for serving 

We hope to see you virtually for this virtual Turkish Meze Making Class!

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How this Online Cooking Class Works

  • When you book this experience you will be provided with a detailed list of all the ingredients and supplies needed to master this recipes at home.
  • You will be emailed the login in details for joining this Zoom meeting – if you don’t have Zoom you will need to download Zoom for free.
  • The experience will end and you will then be able to indulge in the dish you just created.
  • You will receive a detailed recipe by email after the class has finished


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