The Turkish Cuisine which stems from a diverse and elaborate culinary culture showcases traditional Turkish recipes and their modern interpretations at a variety of festivals and events organized throughout the year.

The International Istanbul Gastronomy Festival aims to create a different perspective by bringing together traditional Turkish cuisine with international cuisines. The festival serves as a showcase of exquisite tastes where world class chefs and Turkish chefs share their knowledge and expertise in culinary arts.

In addition, the International Mengen Cookery and Tourism Festival exhibiting the culinary skills of world famous chefs from Bolu, is organized in September this year. Among other activities, the festival features a competition of numerous traditional and local dishes prepared by the master chefs of Bolu.

Moreover, Turkey organizes many local and international tasting days and taste festivals where food enthusiasts can try different tastes and spice up their taste buds.