About me

Hello! My name is Ilgin. I have had a love for cooking for as long as I can remember. 

I was born and raised in Turkey, in a very traditional Mediterranean household, which revolved around wholesome, natural, home-cooked food.

My culinary passion has led me to explore the world of sourdough baking over the last few years. Now I want to share my passion and enthusiasm with you.  

Come and join me at one of my bread making workshops in my home kitchen and start your own sourdough journey! 


"Ilgin was a master at giving me the skills to make my own Sourdough. Lovely to go away with some fresh bread to take home as well as another to be baked and a 'starter' to carry on baking bread. Her course is worth every penny!" 

M. Gardner, Kent

"Amazing workshop! Such a lovely person to learn from! I can highly recommend it for anyone!"

E. Bodan,  East Sussex

"Today I had the absolute pleasure to spend the day making sourdough bread with Ilgin.

I can highly recommend you sign up if you’d like to learn more about this ancient art of making bread.

She demystified the process, was patient and went to great lengths to make sure we understood the complete process. I left having had a few wonderful hours away from work, with a HUGE cooked loaf, another one ready to cook tomorrow and a white ‘starter’ dough so I can continue to practice. "     

 S. Palmer, Kent 

"Ilgin was extremely warm and welcoming. She is hugely knowledgeable and provides lots of tips and that have totally transformed my sourdough breadmaking. The workshop is very relaxed with a lovely lunch but at the same time packed with information and hands on experience of every step in the breadmaking cycle. I would highly recommend the workshop."

C. Hill, Kent