November Culinary Gathering

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Bauman College

1007 University Ave

Berkeley, ca 94710

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Dear Friends,

We invite you to join us in celebrating the diverse and rich Anatolian Cuisine with the Bay Area Turkish Society (The Berkeley Turkish School). This event will be the fourth in a series of Culinary Gatherings in Berkeley, and we would love for you to be a part of this experience with us.

We feel that sharing culture through cuisine is an inclusive and beautiful process. Once a month, we will come together and learn how to cook traditional dishes from different regions and ethnicities in Anatolia from a culinary expert within our community. After cooking together, we will set the table, gather around and will enjoy the delicious meal we prepared together with the lovely company of the participants.

  • Date: Sunday, November 3rd, 2019

  • Time: 4 pm to 7:30 pm

  • Location: Bauman College, 1007 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710

  • Price: $75 (includes 4 courses + dessert + tea and coffee)

About the instructor: Nur Saglam

Nur Saglam is a real estate professional, serving the Bay Area since 2003. Before becoming a real estate agent, Nur worked as a software engineer at Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.
Originally from Istanbul, Turkey, Nur's culinary journey started long before she moved to the U.S. Her love of cooking has its roots in the motherland of Turks: Anatolia. She was raised and influenced by the cuisine of two different parts of Anatolia - the Black Sea Coast and Istanbul.

Nur loves cooking delicious and nutritious Mediterranean food and sharing her culture. She is very excited to share the art of Anatolian Cuisine with her Bay Area community and is looking forward to meeting other food enthusiasts. Her menu is especially unique in combining modern Mediterranean flavors with traditional Turkish cooking styles.

Menu Details:

  • Kara Lahana Çorbası / Kale and Collard Green Soup

  • Fırında Karnabahar / Oven Roasted Califlowers

  • Etli Yaprak Sarması / Grapeleaf Dolmas with Minced Meat

  • Yoğurtlu Kereviz/ Celeriak Salad with Yogurt

  • Muhallebili Sultan Sarmasi / Sultan's Custard Rolls

  • Turkish tea and coffee

Notes about the menu from Nur:

"Kale and Collard Green Soup: This is a warm and hearty soup, a specialty of Black Sea Region. It consists of three staple ingredients that most people grow in their backyards in Black Sea Region: Kale, Corn & Beans. A smallish backyard would be about 5000 sq ft and it would be full of these three plants. They will be consumed by one family all year long. Kale has been a trend recently but it's been a staple food for centuries in Black Sea Coast of Turkey. Every village has their own recipe for this soup. When I say that people of Black Sea eat this soup everyday, I am not exaggerating:) It's like meat for them".

Collected funds will support the enhancement and further development of programs of the Berkeley Turkish School, a 501c3 non profit organization.

Thank you. We look forward to welcoming you.


The Berkeley Turkish School



Is there minimum age requirements to enter the event?

At this time, we are offering this event to adults, only. For kids 14 years and older, please contact the event organizer.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is plenty of street parking on University Avenue and on 9th and 10th streets.

What can I bring into the event?

We provide all ingredients and equipment, aprons, and a recipe booklet. If you wish to bring your chef's knife, please do so, bu please be sure to mark it with your name.

What's the refund policy?

All proceeds are final.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, registration fee and tickets are transferrable. Please email the event organizer prior to the event.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Please contact Yesim Erim at erimyesim@gmail.com or Basak Altan at basak_alt@gmail.com

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