I specialize in home-cooked Turkish and Mediterranean-style cuisine, using high-quality farm fresh ingredients. My father was Turkish, and I connect with this part of myself 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'm in my forties
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
The evening started with a delicious drink, and continued with wonderful authentic Turkish cuisine. It was a charming evening with very friendly guests and Aliye and Andrew added a spark with their passion for making everyone comfortable and enjoying the night. I highly recommend Aliye and was impressed that she grows a lot of her own food. I will attend it again for sure. Betsy B.