Me and several of my friend went to a fabulous place called "Cooking Alaturka". We prepared a authentic Turkish meal, 5 courses in all. It was amazing! I can't believe how simple some of the dishes were to prepare. We actually did everything completely from scratch . . . Here are some photos of the day . . .
|The is the owner and most excellent hostess -- Eveline is a gracious teacher and wonderfully personable. She is showing us how to prepare the beans for our dish --|
|This is my friend Cheryl -- she is pregnant with her first child -- he will be here the end of July!|
|Charlotte and Joan doing the onions and garlics -- New really great tips and wonderful knives!|
|Yes, this is evidence that I was actually there! Charlotte stirring, Eveline is speaking and Joy is watching the chief put together the syrup for the fig desert. (Which was my favorite thing!)|
|Joan is just taking in all the culture she came for -- She is still jet-lagging -- it is a lot to take in!|
|Eveline plating the figs -- we used a sharp knife and hollowed out the center and put walnuts inside. This is actually the best way I have ever had figs!|
|The final plate -- figs stuffed with walnuts in syrup! Yum!|