Istanbul Urban Feast: A Taste Of Spring | Tickets are on sale now! |You will taste the dishes, ferments, breads, desserts inspired from Thrace, Balkans, Anatolia, North Africa, Middle East – to salute the regions’ flavours made up the modern day cuisine in Istanbul. Event details here

7 Hills of Istanbul supper club under ‘festive’ theme will bring some hidden classics from diverse neighbourhoods, and dishes from modern Turkish cuisine. Led by Irem Aksu, a founder and head chef of Topik London, ‘festive’ celebrates forgotten but starring flavours of Istanbul… Event details here 

Topik London and Oxfam hosted Secret Supper Club at Carousel Spaces 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. Event gallery here 

Stories On Our Plate (SOOP) warmly invites you to it’s sixth monthly fundraiser supper club of the ongoing series with guest chef Irem Aksu. The evening showcases the unique culinary heritage of Istanbul, with her recipes inspired by her upbringing in the city. Event details here

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


The 40 Hills Of Istanbul Party – at 40FT brewery in London on the 15th of April. I will be curating a collection of historically and modern cuisine from Istanbul.  Event page here 

One Night in Za’atari event of OXFAM UK at the Vinyl Factory, in Soho See event gallery

HOPS, SUCUK & EKMEK at 40ft Brewery: Sucuk-ekmek (Turkish sausage and bread) paired with Serefe IPA See event gallery

Topik London’s founder and chef Irem Aksu with The Syrian Supper Club are holding another sold-out event in February. More details here

Armenian Supper Club at e5 Bakehouse • a pomegranate odyssey from Istanbul to Yerevan More details here 


ingredients of Armenian stuffed mackerel, illustrated by Vaso Michailidou for Root+Bone

Irem’s short piece “Long Past, Lost Legacy – foods of the other Turkey” is in the new issue of Root+Bone magazine

Topik pop-up dinner for a new documentary on women rights  Read the full story

Topik launched at dis/placed exhibition Read the full story

foods from the other Turkey

Topik Meze from the Armenian Cuisine of Turkey
Stuffed Cooked Mussels from the Greeks of Istanbul
Aniseed Biscuits from the Sephardic Jews Cuisine of Turkey

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