INTERNATIONAL FOOD FESTIVAL WAS HELD IN BEYOĞLU
Beyoğlu Municipality hosted "International Food Festival" where flavors of various countries came together. Emphasizing that the best of festivals are food festivals, Beyoğlu Mayor Ahmet Misbah Demircan said "Culture is a broad concept with a lot of languages. However, one language is very effective and easy to communicate. This language is the food culture".
Beyoğlu Municipality brought American, South Korean, Iranian and Turkish cuisines together in "International Food Festival”. A lot of inhabitants and foreigners attended the festival held in Beyoğlu Youth Center.
In the festival; Choi- Eun Hye from Korea, Celil Nazari from Iran, Bob Vanigan from America and Bura Özgül from Turkey presented flavors from their own countries.
A wide variety of cuisines were presented in the festival, from different kinds of rice to corn pancakes including salty and sweeties. There had also been an "International Food Photography Exhibition" during the festival.
Beyoğlu Mayor Ahmet Misbah Demircan and the US Consul General in Istanbul Charles F. (Chuck) Hunter attended the festival and rated A for all the cuisines.
"FOOD CULTURE IS A SHARED CULTURE"
Mayor Demircan visited booths and tasted regional flavors. Stating that the best of festivals are food festivals, Mayor Demircan said "Culture is a broad concept and there are various means of communication. However, one language is very effective and easy to communicate. This language is the food culture".
Demircan stated that every country has own peculiar foods, shared some flavors with the participants. Demircan also gave some brief information about Turkish cuisine and said "You cannot say you have tasted Turkish food unless you drink Tarhan soup, eat dry beans and diner”. Participants enjoyed Demircan's speech, and they have had information about Turkish cuisine.
"IT IS VERY PLEASANT TO WORK WITH TURKISH CHEFS"
Bob Vanig, participant of "International Food Festival" from America said " I had had prepared jams, cooked cheese spaghetti and baked cheesecake here.
Turks have also shown great interest. I hope they liked the food”. Vanigan mentioned that he enjoys working with Turkish chefs, and he had recently had gone to a kebab street, to do one of his favorite things in Istanbul and eat kebab.
Guests also stated that they enjoyed the flavors they tasted.