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Head to the cultural heart of Turkey’s fascinating Cappadocia region and visit the remote village of Ayvali. Walk to the village orchard to pick your own organic fruit, or visit one of the cool storage caves, to see where the villagers hoard their citrus fruits and potatoes throughout the year.

Meet the locals, try out traditional customs and, most importantly, sample the region’s distinctive cuisine, as you're welcomed into a villager’s home and chat about their daily lives. After checking out their garden to see the crops of fruit and vegetables, help to create a typical Anatolian ‘small-plate’ meal.

Learn about Turkish culinary traditions and cooking techniques. while feasting on regional specialties like traditional bulgur soup bubbles away on the stove, yaprak sarmasi -- a delicate starter of seasoned rice wrapped in grape leaves – and then roll out the mantidough needed to make Turkish ravioli.

To walk off your Turkish feast , Stop at the kiraathane, a bustling little place that loosely translates as ‘reading room,’ but is in fact a meeting place for village men. Try a traditional Turkish coffee here and find out about the male villager’s lifestyle

Take a stroll through one of the village’s secluded valleys before heading to a wine cave. Explore the caves, learn about Cappadocia wines, and sample a few glasses yourself !!!

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