The words caught my eye…a food and photography workshop in Turkey…and the planning started!
Organised by Olga Irez from Delicious Istanbul and photographer, David Hagerman from David Hagerman Photography and Eating Asia, I knew we would be in the hands of experts.
And experts they were….
For five nights we were based at Zelis Çifligi .. a small hotel overlooking Lake Sapanca about an hour and a half from Istanbul. Zelis Çifligi is the home of Olga’s husband, Özgür and his parents. Here, on non cooking days, we were spoilt with his Mother, Zeliha’s fabulous food. What a combination!
During the day, Olga taught us how to make turkish breads and pastries, kebabs, dolmas and lots more which we promptly photographed, learning the tricks of the trade from David. We visited local markets, the historic old town of Göynük and had trips to meet a few of the local characters in the area.
Whilst more stories will emerge of our time here with new friends and our great hosts, here are a few highlights…
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