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Savoring Istanbul Food Tour, Authentic Tastes: A Curated Lunch
About Hulya
Having lived the “best 20 years of her life” as a magazine editor for two lifestyle and decoration magazines, Vizyon and Vizyon Dekorasyon, Hulya knows the Istanbul lifestyle by heart. During those years, she developed an irreversible interest in food and invested her time extensively on it - food became an inseparable part of her life. She read and wrote on food culture, as much as she cooked and shared the fun with family and friends. Her major network TV show, “Lezzet Yolu”, was the first program to combine cooking with different facts on food. She also contributed to various magazines, such as The Guide Istanbul, and has continued to write on food for an art magazine, Milliyet Sanat Dergisi, for the last 12 years. Hulya was the field coordinator of the Istanbul episode of "Food Lover's Guide to the Planet", a documentary for Gourmet magazine, broadcast by National Geographic TV. She is the Istanbul correspondent of Chicago-based Passport Newsletter, has published a book called “Dilim Gülümsüyo!” on food culture, and is working on a second book. She also teaches magazine editing at Bilgi University.
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