The Syrian Supper Club with Irem Aksu stepping in as head chef on this occasion are holding another of their sell-out Syrian Suppers. This isn’t just any supper club popping up on your radar, it is an evening of merriment, delicious food inspired by all the flavours of the Middle East and to add the … Continue reading Topik holds Syrian Supper Club February fest
A Pomegranate Odyssey; From Istanbul to Yerevan A Pomegranate Odyssey from Istanbul to Yerevan; that is what I called this supper event at e5 Bakehouse. The food I will be cooking is not only for tasting, but also for sharing some of the memories and stories of peoples of Asia Minor - the land which … Continue reading Armenian Supper Club at e5 Bakehouse
On the 24th October, Topik catered for a fundraising event for Dying to Divorce which is a brand new documentary about the women fighting domestic violence in Turkey. As a part of the crowdfunding campaign, Topik - Food Without Borders organised a meal in collaboration with the filmmakers at L'atelier Dalston. As a Topik's Chef, … Continue reading Topik curated a dining event for a good cause
“I had never considered living in Athens. When I was in Istanbul I thought the cuisine in Greece and ours would be the same but as I arrived here, I realized it is much different than I expected. Thereupon, I started to research our cuisine in Istanbul to find out the connections between our culture and the food we enjoy.”
The unique cuisine of the Sephardic Jews in Turkey is not only a representation of the many traditions preserved over decades but as well the story of a journey through different geographies, histories and cultures.
"For some reason, my parents did not have the habit to buy ready-made Meze but preferred to prepare it by themselves at home. We would rather prepare every meal we had together as a family. While my father insisted that no other woman could cook better than his own mother, my mother absolutely did not … Continue reading Topik Meze from the Armenian Cuisine of Turkey