Turkish food is SO GOOD. It’s something I really enjoy about living in Turkey, and I hope I can replicate some of it when I no longer live here. Toward that end, my friend Jennifer and her mom recently organized a cooking class at a cafe. We each invited some friends and spent a few hours together learning to make some typical Turkish dishes.
Our menu included İç Pilav (rice often used for stuffing), Mercimek Çorbası (lentil soup), Karalahana Dolması (stuffed black cabbage leaves), Engenar (artichoke appetizers) and, of course, Baklava. There was a lot of butter involved, but I try not to think too much about that.