Mutfak Konak: İzmir Lezzetleri Festivali, organized by Konak Municipality, hosted workshops, sessions, tasting events, competitions and performances that were realized by famous chefs and experts in their fields between 18-19-20 October. Activities took place in three different locations, namely Abacıoğlu Han and Mutfak Konak, located in the Historical Kemeraltı Bazaar, as well as Alsancak Dominican Avenue.
The academicians and chefs of the Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Department, who participated in the event with their sessions and workshops, tried to promote the delicious tastes and culinary culture of İzmir. During the workshops, Chef Semen Öner shared the recipe of ’Paşa Böreği’, Selcen Dabağ and Oğuz Olgun demonstrated ‘Pumpkin Meatballs and İzmir Tulum Çiçek Ekmek’, and Tolgahan Kamiloğlu preopared ‘Pumpkin Sinkonta and Minced Meat Lettuce Dish’. Sessions were held with the participation of Dr. Betül Öztürk’s speech on ’İzmir Cuisine, Yesterday and Today‘, and Lec. Selin İşevcan Ertamay and Res. Asst. Feray İrigüler’s speech on ‘Gastronomic Tourism and Social Media’