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Book Signing and Tasting Event

For 20 years, Robyn Eckhardt and her photographer husband, David Hagerman have been collecting recipes and traveling along the backroads of Turkey, documenting regional cuisines and life in villages, cities and farms. Together, they have assembled a broad, one-of-a-kind collection of authentic, easy-to-follow recipes. We agree that Turkey is one of the most gastronomically complex countries anywhere and have eagerly anticipated the release of Istanbul & Beyond. Join us for an author book signing event; a special evening including storytelling and recipe tasting and the celebration of this beautiful book.

Chef Ana Sortun will demonstrate two of Robyn's recipes followed by a family-style recipe sampling including: Cornmeal Pie with Leeks and Greens; Cabbage Sarma with Tomato and Sumac Sauce; Pomegranate and Sun Dried Tomato Salad; Meatballs with Pumpkin and Spice Butter; Syrian Spice Bread; Istanbul Orange Cookies; and Hazelnut Kadayif Cake.

Each guest will go home with an autographed copy of Istanbul & Beyond; a collection of 150 easy-to-follow recipes taken from home cooks, farmers, fishermen, and bakers native to Turkey, all tested for the American home kitchen.

Robyn Eckhardt, Author
David Hagerman, Photographer
Ana Sortun, Chef/Owner

Tickets: $135

CLICK HERE to REGISTER for Istanbul & Beyond


Class includes a tasting of each recipe and wine pairings. Class runs from 6:30pm-9:00pm at Sofra Bakery & Café. Doors open for first-come first-serve seating at 6:15pm. See you then!

Cancellation policy: We understand plans change; our classes are refundable up until 10 days before the scheduled class date. 

Earlier Event: October 16
Later Event: October 29
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