Chef In Residency at October Gallery

Topik London’s six months residency at October Gallery was between September 2018-March 2019, successfully run by Irem, the founder of Topik. Topik London “food without borders” is a food culture project; works on Istanbul’s diverse culinary history and ongoing contributions made by urban’s different communities, old and new migrants. Thanks to everyone who visited Topik’s…

LONG PAST, LOST LEGACY – FOODS OF THE OTHER TURKEY

From Root+Bone Magazine Words: Irem Aksu Illustrated by Vaso Michailidou for Root+Bone – ingredients of Armenian stuffed mackerel There are some dishes you can identify by their region, and not their nationality. Bourek is one of these dishes. People say if you cannot see bourek in the shops around you, it means you are not in the…

Munchies Interview On Topik London

“Many people also don’t realise that there’s a really rich seafood culture in Istanbul.” Munchies Vice interview link is here

Istanbul Urban Feast: A Taste Of Spring

          With so many influential dishes throughout the city, from ethnically diverse neighbourhoods, and the ones located right by the sea, Istanbul’s culinary influence dates back almost 2 millennia ago to the early days of the Byzantine Empire. Then the great Ottoman Empire, and Modern Turkish Republic has changed the urban…

Istanbul Dishes on Festive Dining Table | SOLD OUT!

7 Hills of Istanbul supper club under “Festive” theme will bring some hidden classics from diverse neighbourhoods, and dishes from modern Turkish cuisine at East London’s independent artisan bakery e5 Bakehouse  Led by Irem Aksu, a founder and head chef of Topik London, “Festive” celebrates forgotten but starring flavours of Istanbul – a capital of great…

Secret Supper Club at Carousel London Spaces

Topik London and Oxfam hosted their first Secret Supper Club which was a journey through Rwanda, Yemen, Iraq and Nepal, their cultures and cuisines, as well as a night to share Oxfam’s works to create a long term and sustainable change for all we want, to end poverty now and forever. Topik London, led by…

The 7 Hills of Istanbul

“The Seven Hills of Istanbul” supper club represents what Istanbul cuisine is today and what it was in the past. Therefore the menu created by me – Topik’s founder will include inspirations and influences of the peoples’ of Istanbul – encompassing dishes from different families, neighbours, and memories from across centuries. This is distinct from…