The Russians will not get enough of Izmir. John Warren, the presenter of the, “Poedem, Poedim” (C’mon Let’s Eat) titled program being aired on Russia’s state TV channel, NTV, and his team, came to shoot promotional videos on Izmir and Aegean cuisine. During the shooting, Warren, who cooked delicious samples of Aegean meals-and tasted them- with Trainer Chef Tolgahan Kamiloğlu from Department of Culinary Arts and Management, Izmir University of Economics, referred to the city’s international slogan by saying, “You can’t get enough of Izmir”.
20 Members of the French Travel Agents Association, who are in Izmir as the invitees of Izmir Chamber of Commerce, learned to cook the exquisite tastes of the Aegean Region during the workshop that took place at the Department of Culinary Arts and Management.
IUE young chefs, who are learning about the Aegean and Turkish cuisine finesse, are also experiencing the details of world cuisine in France. Students of Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Department of Culinary Arts and Management are performing their internship in France as part of the agreement with Les Toques Blanches Lyonnaises established by world famous chefs of France. 16 IUE prospective chefs are learning the art of cuisine at Michelin Starred restaurants from the world famous chefs in Lyon, France.
Traditional flavors are being cooked over wood fire by a next generation chef. Entrepreneurial Chef Onur Canbulat, Graduate, Department of Culinary Arts and Management, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), is serving his guests at “Lokanta Levan” where he cooks delicious food over wood fire combining traditionalism and creativity.
Young chefs of Izmir Economics are bringing new flavors to artichoke. The future chefs baked, cooked, and prepared different artichoke recipes such as cupcakes, kokoreç (charcoal grilled seasoned mutton intestines), jams, sushi, and lemonade, and presented to the guests at the International Artichoke Festival.Internationally recognized chefs of IUE Department of Culinary Arts and Management also shared different recipes of artichoke with the participants at the workshops set up at Urla Cumhuriyet Square. IUE Trainer Chef Semen Öner created different flavors of artichoke with children at one of the workshops.
Artichoke, turned into an international flavor one more time in the hands of young chefs of Izmir Economics. Young chefs added new flavors to traditional artichoke recipes at the 3rd Urla International Artichoke Festival. 25 famous chefs from 10 different cities re-interpreted artichoke at this year’s festival. Ekrem Demirtaş, President of IUE Board of Trustees, visited the future chefs at their booth. President Demirtaş purchased products from students and tasted their innovative version of artichoke dishes. Demirtaş also thanked the world famous chefs for their contribution to the festival and presented them plaques.
Aegean herbs such as blessed thistle, baby's tears, cibez (type of a cruciferous vegetable), stinging nettle, lamb's-ear, etc. are essential part of cuisines and spring diets. Aegean herbs and artichoke, which play a major part in Mediterranean-style eating, are good for strengthening digestive system, beautifying the skin, cleansing the liver, and playing a major role in the regression of cardiovascular diseases and hypertension.
Exquisite tastes of chocolate world were prepared by little hands. Children, with the guidance of students of Department of Culinary Arts and Management of Izmir University of Economics (IUE), baked sweets at Izmir Chocolate festival. IUE Chefs, who wanted to contribute to cognitive and fine motor skills of children, baked mosaic cake with the young ones.
Students of Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Department of Culinary Arts and Management visited Izmir Türk Koleji (ITK) Kindergarten and baked delicious cookies with tiny chefs. IUE Chefs baked cookies and cakes with small children in order to contribute to their cognitive and motor skills.
Homes will be filled with the wonderful aroma of freshly baked bread. Italian, French, and Israeli breads will be introduced to the participants of the “3 Countries 3 Breads” titled workshop that will be organized by Izmir University of Economics (IUE) Department of Culinary Arts and Management. Italian Focaccia, French Brioche, and Israeli Challah breads will be baked during the workshop led by Chef Oğuz Olgun, from IUE Department of Culinary Arts and Management, on January 21. Interested parties are urged to get in touch with Department of Culinary Arts and Management.