A Turkish cooking contest

By FAYE LEVY, YAKIR LEVY
June 19, 2014 13:32

Local Turkish women prepared desserts, and even some of those were made with vegetables.




Turkish cooking

Sweet, red and orange mini-peppers are pressed into cheese boreks.. (photo credit: YAKIR LEVY)

When I was invited to be one of the judges at the Turkish cooking competition at Pacifica Institute in Irvine, California, I was hoping to pick up some cooking tips as well. After all, the contestants were the graduates of a course given by talented cooking teacher Eren Aksoy.

Each participant (all were women) could prepare any savory dish she had learned during the course, and could add her own twist.

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