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Local Delicacies Cooking Class

Duration: 2 hours
Budget: 60 Turkish Lira

Traveling and trying new foods is always fun and you can bring this experience home. Learn to cook traditional Turkish delicacies like baklava, Turkish tea, and more from a professional chef by attending a local cooking class. You can surprise each other with your culinary skills as you prepare and enjoy the mouthwatering local food.

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  • The date starts with a warm cup of Turkish tea and some light conversations inside the cozy atmosphere of the cooking class. You both learn about the secrets of cooking traditional Turkish delicacies, have fun in the kitchen and enjoy the fragrance of spices.
  • After the cooking is done, you both enjoy the lovely and mouthwatering Turkish dishes you've prepared. Tasting the local culture not only gives you appreciation for the historic roots, but also brings you closer and deepens your emotional connection.
  • To end the date, you can enjoy some more Turkish tea, have romantic conversations, and plan your next culinary adventure.

Preparation steps:

  • Find a local cooking class offering Turkish cuisine. Book your spots either through phone or online. Dress comfortably for a kitchen environment.
  • Arrange transport to and from the cooking class. Most cooking places don't supply the ingredients needed for the cooking. Make sure to get them from the market in advance.
  • Be open to the experience! Don't get too worried about your cooking skills. The whole point is to have fun and learn something new. Don't forget to bring a container to take leftovers home.

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Some tips:

  • Try to engage in conversations with the chef and ask questions about the history behind the dishes. This will help you in having a more enriching experience.
  • Don't worry about the final result of your cooking efforts. It's about the fun learning and new experiences. Plus, the food is always better when you cook it together!
  • This date idea is great for a small group too. You can invite another couple and make it a fun double date. It will also help you to correct your mistakes while cooking and share some wonderful moments together.

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