UCCN program of UNESCO included Gaziantep into the list of “Creative Cities Network” within the field of gastronomy in 2015. Gaziantep in Turkey hosts ”Gaziantep International Gastronomy Festival” every year between 12 – 15 September. Festival includes a lot of precious chiefs from Turkey and other countries.
It should also be noted that the doors of the festival, which is held free of charge, are open to anyone who wants to join!
Gaziantep, located at the north-west end of the Mesopotamia region, where humanity first started agriculture and animal domestication, is located in a unique geography where the Mediterranean and continental climates have a transitional climate. It has witnessed dozens of different periods in human history and was established on one of the most important points of the historical Silk Road. The cuisine of the city, where cultures, ideas and science have been exchanged for thousands of years, have also been affected by all these features of the city.
You Must Try These Famous Tastes of Gaziantep!
Whether you go for the festival or just for a visit with friends, don’t come back from Gaziantep without trying the local flavors listed below!
- Baklava (of course first place)
- Cartlak Kebab
- Pirpirim Soup
- Beyran Soup
- Chickpea Wrap
Trips, museum visits, panels and seminars, workshops, shows, workshops for women and children, concerts and many entertaining events will take place in the festival program, while Michelin-starred chefs will organize workshops using entirely local products.
Tour Guide in Gaziantep
Gaziantep has always been one of my favorite cities in Turkey with its great history and amazing cuisine. Contact me to hire a professional licensed Turkish tour guide for Gaziantep International Gastronomy Festival and more to explore in Gaziantep. See you soon, Hasan Gülday.