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Speaker Series :: Rumi: A Paragon of Love

Triangle : 10-24-2015

Date: Saturday, October 24th, 2015
Time: 10:00am
Venue: Divan Center - 1903 N. Harrison Avenue Suite 100 Cary, NC 27513

Please RSVP by Oct 23th at divancenter.org/rsvp2

We will broadcast our event as it happens live via Periscope on Saturday Oct 24, 2015 at 10 AM Eastern Time. Mark your calendars and tune to our Twitter feed to be a part of this one-time live event. The link will appear on our Twitter account about 30 minutes before the event is scheduled to begin.

Screening :: Turkish Film Screening - Two Hearts As One (Birleşen Gönüller)

Triangle : 10-10-2015

Divan Center hosted a Turkish movie screening: Two Hearts As One (Birleşen Gönüller) with English Subtitle on Saturday, October 10, 2015 @7:00 PM at Divan Center-Triangle.

What: Two Hearts As One (Birleşen Gönüller)
When: Saturday, October 10, 2015 @7:00 PM
Where: Divan Center - 1903 N. Harrison Avenue Suite 100 Cary, NC

Cooking Class :: Cooking Class Oct 10

Triangle : 10-10-2015

Chef Umit proved that he is not only a good cook, but also a good teacher and story teller. What a class!

He started with demonstrating his technique on finely chopping the onions for the lima beans. Once the lima beans was on the stove, he switched to preparing the butter cookies. Right away, our attendees noticed the similarities between this cookie recipe and traditional wedding cookies. Once the cookie dough was ready, it was laid to rest (only for some time of course :-P ) and Chef Umit's focus was shifted to the "Cig Kofte". Again, our sharp guests started questioning the difference between this recipe and the "mercimek kofte" which was presented last season. Although the end products look similar, the ingredients (bulgur vs lentils) and preparation gave each a distinct texture and taste.

Cooking Class :: Eid dish

Triangle : 09-26-2015

This week's cooking class was special for Eid. We started with fresh green beans in extra virgin olive oil. Adding tomatoes, onion, garlic and pepper, it turned out to be a very delicious vegetarian dish to serve in room temperature. We then cooked a traditional Eid dish, Lamb stew, and kavurma, which is an authentic Ottoman cuisine dish. We added lemon juice, onion and some oregano to lamb. We used slow cooking in order to avoid adding liquid. It was done in 90 minutes.