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Turkey aims to strengthen gastronomy tourism: Minister


Turkey aims to boost gastronomy tourism: Minister

In a bid to improve gastronomy tourism, Turkey is extending initiatives to popularize its delicacies and local delicacies, convey recognition about culinary traditions and draw in meals fanatics around the world, the country’s culture and tourism minister has mentioned in a gastronomy function.


“We want to provide Turkish and globe cuisines together,” Mehmet Nuri Ersoy stated in the fourth Pearl Awards, affiliated with the Pearl Gastronomy Guidebook, an annual guide presenting local Turkish restaurants and venues.

At a ceremony held in Istanbul’s Beşiktaş district, dozens of area flavor spots had been awarded “pearls.”

The Pearl Gastronomy Tutorial committee awarded 6 venues – Maça Kızı, Mikla, Neolokal, Od Urla, TURK Fatih Tutak and Sunset – with five pearls this year. Some 75 restaurants bagged four pearls.

TURK Fatih Tutak drew interest by successful five pearls even though moving into the information for the to start with time.

“The ministry is actualizing various initiatives to endorse Turkish cuisine to the world,” Ersoy mentioned. “We will display to those people heading to London, Paris, or New York for high-quality eating that Turkey will be an crucial route for them much too.”


He also named “Istanbul, Bodrum, İzmir and Çeşme” as nominees for Turkey’s gastronomy towns.

A motion picture advertising and marketing Istanbul with gastronomy has been aired in some 125 countries globally, the minister reported, introducing a “Turkish Delicacies Week” will be performed between May perhaps 21 and 27 this yr.

The annual Pearl Gastronomy Guide lists dining establishments presenting local and world delicacies in Turkey for the very last 4 years.

This year’s guidebook provided all around 594 dining establishments and 453 consuming spots throughout the place.

The very first 3 guides have listed venues in Istanbul, the funds Ankara, the western province of İzmir, the southern province of Antalya, the northwestern province of Bursa and the globe-renowned tourism very hot spot Bodrum.

The southeastern province of Gaziantep, which not long ago entered UNESCO’s Creative Metropolitan areas Community, has also been added to the guide’s 2022 edition.

“We labored with 300 volunteer inspectors who are foodstuff and beverage experts. They dined and evaluated dining places in the last 18 months. They are the serious heroes,” Müge Akgün, the project’s coordinator, mentioned in her speech.

“This will be a guideline to all foodstuff and beverage aficionados in the course of the calendar year,” she famous.

Ece Aksoy, a woman chef and enterprise manager, and Teoman Hünal, a foodstuff and beverage columnist, acquired honor awards in the ceremony for their contributions to the regional catering sector.