YESAM Lectures
YESAM Lecture Series in Istanbul

The Culinary Arts Center (YESAM) was established by the Turkish Cultural Foundation (TCF). The mission of YESAM is to conduct research on Turkish culinary culture, past and present, record foods and food-related traditions both in Turkey and other regions inhabited by Turkish peoples; recreate traditional dishes and develop educational models so that this culture is passed on to future generations and brought to the attention of world gastronomy.

Lectures in 2016:

January

14 January 2016, 6 pm
"Baklavanın Kültürel Kökeni" - Asst. Prof. Ahmet Uhri
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Nuruosmaniye, Istanbul
L.C.V.Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Seminar will be in Turkish.

February

11 February 2016, 6 pm
"Pileki Ekmeği" - Aylin Doğan
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Nuruosmaniye, Istanbul
L.C.V.Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Seminar will be in Turkish.

March

9 March 2016, 6 pm
"Seyyahların Gözünden Anadolu Mutfağı" - M.Bülent Varlık
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Nuruosmaniye, Istanbul
L.C.V.Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Seminar will be in Turkish.

April

7 April 2016, 6 pm
"Culinary Aspects of Olive Oil" - Dr. Zeynep Delen Nircan,
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Nuruosmaniye, Istanbul
L.C.V.Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Seminar will be in English.

21 April 2016, 3 pm
"Sanatçı Sofraları" Sevim Gökyıldız
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Nuruosmaniye, Istanbul
L.C.V.Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Seminar will be in Turkish.

September

21 September 2016, 3 pm
"Yogurt; The Obvious Yet Hidden Secret of Turkish Cuisine" - Aylin Öney Tan
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Nuruosmaniye, Istanbul
L.C.V.Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Seminar will be in English.

October

20 October 2016, 3 pm
"Diyarbakır Mutfağı" - Nilhan Aras
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Nuruosmaniye, Istanbul
L.C.V.Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Seminar will be in Turkish.

November

7 November 2016, 3 pm
"The Amazing Versatility of Bulgur" - Aylin Öney Tan
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Nuruosmaniye, Istanbul
L.C.V.Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Seminar will be in English.

December

7 December 2016, 3 pm
"Pilava Güzelleme" - Nazlı Pişkin
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Nuruosmaniye, Istanbul
L.C.V.Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Seminar will be in Turkish.


Lectures in 2015:

January

29 January 2015, 3 pm
"İstanbul Markets Throughout History" - Ayfer Yavi
YESAM – Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
L.C.V. Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Lecture will be held in Turkish.

February

20 February 2015, 3 pm
"History of Wine in Turkey" - Murat Yankı
YESAM – Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
L.C.V. Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Seminar will be in English.

March

5 March 2015, 3 pm
"Multicultural İstanbul Cuisine" - İlhan Eksen
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Nurusosmaniye, Istanbul
L.C.V. Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Lecture will be held in Turkish.

21 March 2015, 6:30 pm
"Delightful Journey to the Balkans" - Vedat Başaran & Nedim Atilla
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Nuruosmaniye, Istanbul
L.C.V.Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Seminar will be in Turkish.

April

18 April 2015, 6:30 pm
"500 yılın lezzetleri Sefarad Mutfağı" - Nedim Atilla
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Nuruosmaniye, Istanbul
L.C.V.Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Seminar will be in Turkish.

21 April 2015, 3 pm
"Olive and Olive Oil Culture" -  Prof. Dr. Evangelia Balta
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Nuruosmaniye, Istanbul
L.C.V.Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Seminar will be in English.

May

23 May 2015, 6:30 pm
"Süryani Mutfağı" - Nedim Atilla
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Nuruosmaniye, Istanbul
L.C.V.Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Seminar will be in Turkish.

27 May 2015, 3 pm
"Kokuların Gücü: Mısır Çarşısı" - Dr. Nihal Bursa
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Nuruosmaniye, Istanbul
L.C.V.Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Seminar will be in Turkish.

June

30 June 2015, 7:30 pm
"Bereketli Ayın Lezzetleri" - Nedim Atilla
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Nuruosmaniye, Istanbul
L.C.V.Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Lecture will be held in Turkish.

September

15 September 2015, 3:00 pm
"Atalarımızdan kalan en değerli miraslardan: Turşu" - Sema Temizkan
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Nuruosmaniye, Istanbul
L.C.V.Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Lecture will be held in Turkish.

October

8 October 2015, 3:00 pm
"Osmanlı Saray Mutfağında Yemek Servislerinde Kullanılan Araç ve Gereçler I: Bakır ve Gümüş" - Ömür Tufan
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Nuruosmaniye, Istanbul
L.C.V.Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Lecture will be held in Turkish.

November

5 November 2015, 3:00 pm
"Saray Mutfağı Araçları: Porselen ve Cam" - Ömür Tufan
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Nuruosmaniye, Istanbul
L.C.V.Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Lecture will be held in Turkish.

December

18 December 2015, 3:00 pm
"Sagalassos Antik Kentinin Yemek Kültürü" - Aylin Tan
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:41 Nuruosmaniye, Istanbul
L.C.V.Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Seminar will be in English.


Lectures in 2014:

January

16 January 2014, 3 pm
"Sherbets in Ottoman Culinary Culture" – Asst. Prof. Özge Samancı
YESAM – Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
L.C.V. Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Lecture will be held in Turkish.

February

12 February 2014, 3 pm
"Boza (The fermented millet drink) – A culture inherited from Ottoman periods"  - Sadık Vefa 
YESAM – Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Lecture will be held in Turkish.

March

5 March 2014, 3 pm
"From Mantou to Mantı: A Great Culinary Journey from Asia to Anatolia"- Aylin Öney Tan
YESAM – Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Lecture will be held in English.

April

16 April 2014, 3 pm
"Anadolu'da Şarabın Tarihi"- Murat Yankı
YESAM – Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Lecture will be held in Turkish.

May

3 May 2014, 3 pm
"17.yy Istanbul Mutfagi"- Prof. Dr. Arif Bilgin
YESAM – Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Lecture will be held in Turkish.

June

12 June 2014, 3 pm
"Karagöz Mutfakta"- Dr. Efdal Sevinçli
YESAM – Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Lecture will be held in Turkish.

September

4 September 2014, 3 pm
"Offal culture in Turkish Cuisine" – Pelin Dumanlı
YESAM – Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Lecture will be held in Turkish.

October

22 October 2014, 3 pm
"Bone-dry Freshness; Dried Vegetables in Turkish Cookery" - Aylin Öney Tan
YESAM – Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Lecture will be held in Turkish.

November

27 November 2014, 3 pm
"Ekmek ve Uygarlık" - Asst. Prof. Ahmet Uhri
YESAM – Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Lecture will be held in Turkish.

December

23 December 2014, 3 pm
"Istanbul Esnafları" – Tuba Şatana
YESAM – Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00, lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Lecture will be held in Turkish.


Lectures in 2013:

January

Jan. 16, 2013, 7 pm
"Cuisine of Istanbul Armenians" by Nedim Atilla
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
L.C.V. Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org 

Jan. 22, 2013, 3 pm
"White Cheese" by Prof. Dr. Artun Ünsal
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
L.C.V. Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org

Jan. 31, 2013, 3 pm
"19. Century Ottoman Cuisine from the Palace and Streets" by Dr. Özge Samancı
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
L.C.V. Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org

February

Feb. 14, 2013, 3 pm
"Chocolate: Cure for Love" by Deniz Gürsoy
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
L.C.V. Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org

Feb. 21, 2013, 3 pm
"Olives from Anatolia" by Nedim Atilla
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
L.C.V. Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org

Feb. 28, 2013, 3 pm
"Artichoke and Lamb Dishes" by Nedim Atilla
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
L.C.V. Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org

March

Mar. 6, 2013, 3 pm
"Pastırma" by Prof. Dr. Artun Ünsal
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
L.C.V. Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org

Mar. 20, 2013, 3 pm
"Arnavut Mutfağı" by Nedim Atilla
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
L.C.V. Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org

April

Apr. 10, 2013, 3 pm
"Breads of Anatolia" by Nedim Atilla
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
L.C.V. Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org

Apr. 24, 2013, 3 pm
"Tastes of Slow City: Seferihisar" by Nedim Atilla
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
L.C.V. Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org

May

May 8, 2013, 3 pm
"Honey" by Nilhan Aras and Nedim Atilla
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
L.C.V. Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org

May 15, 2013, 7 pm
"İstanbul Rumları Mutfağı"  by Nedim Atilla
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
L.C.V. Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org

May 25, 2013, 3 pm
"Gaziantep Cuisine" by Filiz Hösükoğlu
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
L.C.V. Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org

Jun

Jun 6, 2013, 3 pm
"A General Look Into Turkish Cuisine" by Engin Akın
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
L.C.V. Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
Lecture is presented in English.

Jun 12, 2013, 3 pm
"Ilgaz Breeze – Mushrooms of Northern Turkey" by Nedim Atilla
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
L.C.V. Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org

Jun. 27, 2013, 3 pm
"Remembering the old Ramadans..." by Nedim Atilla
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
L.C.V. Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org

September

Sept. 26, 2013, 3 pm
"Turkish Coffee: More than just a cup of frothy hot liquid" by Dr. Nihal Bursa
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
R.S.V.P. to Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
(Lecture will be held in English)

October

Oct. 10, 2013, 3 pm
"Buğdayın Anadolu Geleneklerindeki Yeri" by Aylin Öney Tan
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
R.S.V.P. to Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
(Lecture will be held in Turkish)

November

Nov. 14, 2013, 3 pm
Anadolu Mutfak Kültürünün Kökenleri" by Asst. Prof. Ahmet Uhri
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
R.S.V.P. to Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org
(Lecture will be held in Turkish)

Nov. 27, 2013, 3 pm
"Traditional Turkish Confectionery - Sweets" by Priscilla Mary Işın
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
R.S.V.P. to Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org 
(Lecture will be held in English)

December

Dec. 18, 2013, 3 pm
"Traditional Turkish Confectionary Part II - Desserts" by Priscilla Mary Işın
YESAM - Nuruosmaniye Cad. No:65 Nuruosmaniye Istanbul
R.S.V.P. to Banu Özden, 0212 522 28 00 or lecture@yemeksanatlari.org 
(Lecture will be held in English)

 

Lectures in 2012