Discover Gaziantep and its vibrant gastronomy
Turkey's southeastern province of Gaziantep has been added to the list of UNESCO Creative Cities Network as a city of gastronomy in 2015. The city is well known for its long and vibrant gastronomic history.
Gaziantep stands out as one of the world's major gastronomic cities as it has been included in UNESCO Creative Cities Network. It is one of the three gastronomy cities in Turkey.
The cuisine of Gaziantep is acknowledged to be the richest in Turkey, and the visitors savour its fusion of Anatolian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern tastes. The strength of Gaziantep's cooking tradition comes from the land. Gaziantep cuisine is famous for its endless delicacies ranging from kebabs, meat dishes, dishes with yoghurt, olive oil dishes, desserts, pilafs, vegetable dishes, meatballs, pastries, salads and stuffed vegetables to soups. Also, beverage culture is one of the main parts of the food culture.
Cooking is an art in Gaziantep.
GastroAntep is an international festival held every year in Turkey's gastronomy capital, Gaziantep. Showcasing local cuisine, the festival attracts several festival goers from all over the world.
To be approved as a City of Gastronomy, cities need to meet a number of criteria set by UNESCO.