7 Hills Of Istanbul



Topik London is a food project project founded by Irem Aksu two years ago, who switched from the newsroom to the kitchen. Topik London mainly draws on Istanbul's culinary history and is about celebrating the food of minority cultures in Turkey along with more well known regional Turkish cuisine practices. Led by chef Irem Aksu, Topik London's 7 Hills Of Istanbul supper club series share a storytelling menu of untold flavours from the people of Istanbul's homes to the Ottoman Palace kitchen.

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Istanbul Urban Feast: A Taste Of Spring


By 7 Hills Of Istanbul
Fri, 16 Mar 2018 19:30 E8 - View on maps

With so many influential dishes throughout the city, from ethnically diverse neighbourhoods, and the ones located right by the sea, Istanbul’s culinary influence dates back almost 2 millennia ago to the early days of the Byzantine Empire. Then the gr...


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Topik London is a food project project founded by Irem Aksu two years ago, who switched from the newsroom to the kitchen. Topik London mainly draws on Istanbul's culinary history and is about celebrating the food of minority cultures in Turkey along with more well known regional Turkish cuisine practices. Led by chef Irem Aksu, Topik London's 7 Hills Of Istanbul supper club series share a storytelling menu of untold flavours from the people of Istanbul's homes to the Ottoman Palace kitchen.

The Whole Hog

7 Hills of Istanbul "festive" supper showcases the unique culinary heritage of Istanbul, with Irem's recipes inspired by her upbringing in the city.

Old Istanbul or Constantinople was built on seven hills. Each hill has a historic importance rooted back to the Roman and Ottoman empires - where the city’s diverse cuisine and culture come from.

“The Seven Hills of Istanbul” supper club represents what Istanbul cuisine is today and what it was in the past. Therefore the menu created by Irem includes inspirations and influences of the peoples’ of Istanbul – encompassing dishes from different families, neighbours, and memories from across centuries. This is distinct from the other regions of Turkey.

Irem brings the traditional and modern cooking together at the dinner table. It is a journey from local dishes of streets of Istanbul to the palace kitchen coated up human stories. The use of seasonal food is central to real Istanbul cuisine, which is reflective of the 7 hills of the city. So expect pure Istanbul on your plates!


Turkish cuisine often conjures up very limited images such as kebab, baklava and Turkish delight. On the contrary, the 7 hills of Istanbul "festive" supper club features mostly seafood based dishes, delicate plant based and meaty meze plates and puddings.

...and Irem's interview below Munchies link to give you more ideas about the host and her food.

"Why Turkish Food Is So Much More Than Kebabs and Baklava"

https://munchies.vice.com/en_uk/article/gvzpn3/why-turkish-food-is-so-much-more-than-kebabs-and-baklava

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