A Turkish cooking contest

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

Turkish cooking
Photo by: 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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