As I bid farewell to Turkey after only one short week, I would be remiss if I didn’t share my fun and educational experience at Erenler Sofrasi with those of you who might be looking for a break from beach and bazaar hopping in Bodrum. Asli Mutlu, chef and owner, facilitated a cooking lesson extraordinaire in which we learned to make boreks, dolmas, beans and stuffed zucchini among other delicious items. While cooking, in addition to the details of the recipes, our “class” discussed cultural differences and shared personal stories. As the day culminated, we enjoyed the fruit of our labour amidst a splendid view and, I must say, the food was delicious. Finally, we were escorted back to the city. Thank you for a great memory.