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Vegetarian Turkish cookery class with Meral


October 22


12:00 pm - 01:30 pm

Event Category:

Online Classes

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Learn the secrets of Turkish cooking in Meral’s new online cookery class

Join Chef Meral in preparing a wonderful Turkish meal for her online cookery class! She is a wonderful teacher, chef and story-teller. She will share the secrets to traditional Turkish dishes. This is your chance to learn a brand new cuisine, support an amazing cause, and eat great food.

The class will be conducted as an interactive virtual cook-along. The classes usually range from 1-2 hours long. The chef will lead the group step by step through the recipes; stopping frequently to answer questions, share anecdotes, and provide feedback on your dishes!

Before the class, we will send you a list of ingredients, quantities and equipment so you can join ready to learn! We will also send you a reminder email 3 days before the class takes place that will include the Zoom link, titled “Your upcoming online Migrateful Class”. You can also find the Zoom link on the Online Event Page, accessible through the link included in the Eventbrite reminder email.

Chef Meral’s cook-along dishes will be ​Imam Bayildi (Stuffed Aubergines), Kisir (Bulgur Wheat salad) and Sumac Onions

Allergens include: milk, gluten

Equipment List

  • 1 Large bowl
  • 1 medium bowl
  • 1 Saucepan
  • 1 frying pan
  • 1 Sieve
  • 1 Oven tray

Ingredients List

  • 2 Aubergines
  • 5 white onions
  • 80g kasar cheese or cheddar
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 3 spring onions
  • 1 lemon
  • 200g bulgur wheat (or couscous)
  • 1 400ml tin chopped tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp tomato purée
  • 50g fresh parsley
  • 10g fresh mint leaves
  • ground cumin
  • red pepper flakes (pul biber) or cayenne
  • Sumac
  • Salt & black pepper
  • Olive Oil
  • Optional:
  • pomegranate molasses
  • handful of pomegranate seeds to garnish Kisir

Message from Meral:

“Hi, I’m Meral and I’m from Turkey, which is the cradle of many ancient civilisations. It is a country that consists of seven idyllic regions. Geographically diverse, it can be winter in one region whilst it is summer in another. Luckily, I have had the chance to live in different areas of the country, so I have an enormous repertoire of food that appeals to all palates.

While I was working as a Food Engineer in Turkey, I saw many poor food hygiene practices in the food industry, so I decided to make healthy and natural food for my children. I have realised that I like bringing science and food together like an alchemist. I make all my yoghurt, cheese, pickle, kefir and sausage at home myself.

I had to move to the UK with my husband and three children, because of political problems in Turkey. I have been here for three years.

Because of the current president of Turkey, the freedom of our country has been reduced. I can no longer travel to Turkey, but I will take you there to taste the best dishes because I’ll be cooking them with you.”


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Please note that we only process refunds and ticket transfers if we are notified 7 days before the class takes place. No changes are allowed if the class is missed. When you register for this event, you are agreeing to our Terms and Conditions. If you are not able to attend the class, you can pass on your tickets so someone else can attend on your behalf.

We require a minimum of 6 participants to run this class and reserve the right to cancel it due to insufficient enrolment. If this occurs, we will, at your convenience, transfer you to another class of your choice of the same value. If this option does not suit you, you will have the choice to receive either a gift voucher for the class or a full refund. In the case of insufficient enrolment, we will inform you at least 6 days before the class.