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Mon, May 29


May 2023 Culture Kitchen

Culture Kitchen: Turkey

Learn to make Spanish Börek with this month's guest chef, Kevin!

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Culture Kitchen: Turkey
Culture Kitchen: Turkey

Time & Location

May 29, 2023, 6:00 PM MST

May 2023 Culture Kitchen

About The Event


  • 1 package böreklik yufka OR phyllo dough, thawed per package instructions
  • 5 heads of fresh spinach OR two 16 oz. packages chopped frozen spinach
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups plain yogurt
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1kg / 2 lbs wet Turkish beyaz peynir OR 14 oz. dry feta
    • Beyaz peynir can be found at My Pita Wrap on Milton
  • Salt + pepper
  • Black and / or white sesame seeds (optional)
  • Extra olive oil for brushing pan
  • You will also need a pastry/basting brush, or a similar food-safe brush

Chef’s Notes

  • I fell in love with this dish when trying it from a famous bakery on the Asian side of Istanbul. Since then, I've made it regularly, modifying it based on what ingredients I have  at hand
  • There are many shapes of Borek - some are flat like a lasagne, others are round, but my favorite shape is what I'll show during Culture Kitchen - gül börek or 'rose borek' since it looks like a flower
  • It is best eaten about 12 hours after it's baked. However, it can be refrigerated for up to 5 days or so. It's definitely a full-effort and full-fat food, but it's filling and I've always found it worth the time!

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