I specialize in home-cooked Turkish and Mediterranean-style cuisine, using high-quality farm fresh ingredients. My father was Turkish, and I connect with my heritage mostly through the food. I have lived firsthand the healing power of eating high-quality real food for our health, both physical and spiritual. I’m also known for the use of spices in my cooking. I just love the alchemy, history, and flavors that spices bring to food. I started cooking because I had lost connection with my body (which manifested itself as disease), and continue to cook for my family and others to this day because connecting with others over food and culture is something that keeps me motivated. My passion is teaching people how to make time to enjoy cooking homemade food and how to fit it into busy schedules. I love to collaborate with others. I teach cooking classes, provide in-home meal prep services, curate and cook for intimate events, and run a monthly spice subscription service called Spice Club.
I love travelling, and gravitate towards cooking the cuisines of the Mediterranean and Middle East. My cooking style is relaxed, rustic, and absolutely full of flavor. I believe good food shared with good people nourishes our body and soul in a way that nothing else can.
What to expect at Aliye's place
Amazing and wonderful! The food was nothing short of fabulous. Aliye and Andrew were charming and hospitable and made us feel totally welcome. Aliye concocted a new cocktail, which I believe we named Turkish Sunrise - delicious! I'm really glad the chicken recipe is on Aliye's website, as I don't think my life would be complete without having it again, and again, and again.
Our (4 of us) evening with Aliye and Andrew was enchanted! Both are amazing hosts, she is great cook/ chef, food was super delicious and we had a lot of fun meeting others and tasting each dish. She went above and beyond to accommodate our need for vegan option and we truly appreciate it as her food was simply heaven for our palates! The whole experience was well worth of the money we spent. We are all looking forward to spend another evening with them in the future:).