Fethiye was delighted to welcome Ozlem Warren of Ozlem’s Turkish Table for a return visit last week.

Ozlem first visited Fethiye last year to promote her new cookery book, Özlem’s Turkish Table: Tales from My Homeland.

This year, by popular demand, Ozlem returned to hold book signing events and, for the first time in Fethiye, a cookery class.

Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Ozlem with her book, Ozlem2s Turkish Table: Tales from My Homeland

I think everyone who attended the events will agree they were fabulous and very special.

Turkish breakfast and book signing at the Yakamoz Hotel

The first event was a Turkish breakfast and book signing at the Yakamoz Hotel in Ovacık.

The hotels new chef, Ferhat and the Yakamoz team produced a feast that was both a delight on the eyes and the taste buds.

Thank you to Nichola Chapman for sharing her photographs with us

Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Yakamoz Hotel owner, Mehmet Güven with new chef, Ferhat
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye

Antakya style supper and book signing at Mozaik Bahçe

The next event was an Antakya style supper and book signing at Mozaik Bahçe in Fethiye, a very exciting event for Ozlem as owner Hüseyin and chef Murat are both from Antakya and Mozaik Bahçe specialises in Hatay cuisine. There was time for a relaxing ‘Hatay’ lunch before the preparations in the kitchen.

Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Image courtesy of Mozaik Bahçe
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Image courtesy of Mozaik Bahçe
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Image courtesy of Mozaik Bahçe
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye

At both events, Ozlem talked to the guests about Turkish cuisine and told “tales from her homeland”; how she spent time growing up in Antakya where she learned the art of Hatay cuisine at the knee of her mother and grandmother.

Özlem’s Turkish Table: Tales from My Homeland is so much more than just a beautifully illustrated cookery book and listening to Ozlem really brings it to life.

Cooking with Ozlem

This year, for the first time, Ozlem also held a cookery class at the Yakamoz Hotel. Those who were lucky enough to attend had the opportunity to work alongside, get hands on and have some fun with Ozlem in the kitchen.

The recipes

Muhammara (Walnut and red pepper paste dip)

Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye

Sebzeli Peynirli Pide (Oval flatbreads with pepper, spinach and feta)

Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye

Patlıcanlı Mercimekli Mualla (Aubergines with lentils, peppers and onions cooked in olive oil)

Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye

Baked apricots with walnuts.

Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye

And what a great time they had …

Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye

A perfect end to the class was sitting down and enjoying their creations for lunch. And scrumptious it was too…

Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye

Book signings

During each event there was an opportunity to buy a signed copy of the book.

Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye
Ozlem's Turkish Table returns to Fethiye

We would like to extend o huge thank you to Ozlem for visiting us in Fethiye and we look forward to the next time…

Buy the book

If you would like a copy of the book it is available from GB Publishing. Click here to buy yours.

If you live in Fethiye, Ozlem left the remaining copies with Fethiye Times so please drop us an email if you would like to buy one

fethiyetimes2017@gmail.com

www.ozlemsturkishtable.com

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