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New Season of Turkish Cooking Class starts!
We are delighted to be returning after long summer break and greatly look forward to sharing delicious Turkish cuisine with food lovers in San Diego. Please join us on October 20th at 4 pm. Recipes include Zucchini fritters (kabakli mucver) and Chicken Soup with Orzo pasta (tavuklu sehriye corbasi), as well as our chef's tips on recipes. Zucchini, kabak in Turkish, are very versatile, used in many dishes and their flowers are perfect for stuffing. This surprisingly easy and wonderful vegetarian fritters, Mucver, are fantastic accompanied by garlic infused yoghurt or a leafy salad and crusty bread. You can enjoy them as a meze/appetizer for supper or light lunch dish. The bite size versions would be a great party / finger food too. They are also wonderful served next day as a cold snack. They are easy to make and delightful. Soup have a special place in Turkish cuisine; traditionally meals always start with a soup. Orzo pasta or “sehriye” as we call it in Turkish fits in this soup very well, thickens the broth beautifully and makes it substantial. Being a lemon fan, give a generous squeeze, with plenty of red pepper flakes or Aleppo pepper over the soup for a delicious heat, when serving. You can also crumble some feta cheese over the top before serving if you’d like too. For a gluten-free option, you can use rice instead of orzo pasta. $15 per person.

Pacifica Institute

10171 Pacific Mesa Blvd. San Diego CA 92121 · San Diego, CA


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    The Turkish cuisine is considered to be one of the richest kitchens in the world. So let's meet and Learn the secrets of preparing traditional, authentic Turkish dishes and enjoy a delicious meal as we take you on a journey through the Kitchens of Anatolia.

    These cooking class will be held the first or second Saturday of each month from 4pm to 6pm.

    The registration fee is $15 per person/per class*. The fee includes all food, cooking utensils, instruction and a full meal to eat following class (no little samples or bites here :) ).

    When you register for three classes and pay up front your fourth class is free. The registration fee can be paid by personal check or cash. Please make checks payable to Pacifica Institute.

    Place: Pacifica Institute

    Address: 10171 Pacific Mesa Blvd. San Diego CA 92121

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