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Gastronomy Studies​

Project Team

Koray Günyaşar

Businessperson, Author

Designed as a program focused on Phoenix Ancient City and its surroundings by closely examining the food and drinking habits of the region in the past and present, and aiming to introduce the gastronomic culture of the region on a national and international scale.

The region in Bozburun Peninsula, which has started to come to the fore with its gastronomy as a result of domestic and international tourism since the early 2000s, is the region in and around the Phoenix Ancient City. The gastronomy studies within the scope of Phoenix Archeology Project aim to reveal the effects and relationships of food and drinking habits, extending to a period of 2600 years on today’s world, especially in Taslica, Sogut, Aziziye (Karamaka) villages, through workshops and activities using the findings of oral history studies, archeobotany studies, cultural heritage and sociological studies. Within the context of these relations, workshops, activities, training programs, supports and projects will be organized so as to cover the following purposes:

· to make the region’s own food and drinking culture more visible on both national and international scale,

· to unveil and preserve food and beverage values regarding the gastronomic culture,

· to present different interpretations and relationships of the ingredients as well as recipes of today and support the regional food and beverage trade,

· to draw attention to changes and developments that can be introduced to tourism in the region by focusing on gastronomy, and

· to support and encourage gastronomical activities of the local people in the region.

Writer and screenwriter. It is shared through short stories and stories of horror, cyberpunk, suspense, humor and fantasy literature. Born in Istanbul, Koray Günyaşar studied at Moda Primary School, Üsküdar Anatolian High School and Marmara University, respectively. The author, who studied Public Administration in French, started writing short stories in the 2000s. After meeting writers such as Orkun Uçar, Sibel Atasoy, Galip Dursun, Seran Demiral and Şevval Ateş in Xasiork, he took part in the founding staff of KanGü Short stories and articles have been published in Shadow Magazine, Weekly and Mini Magazine. He took part in the selection of “Being a Child in the 90’s”, published by Laika Publishing in 2006, Anatolian Horror Stories with the foreword by Giovanni Scognamillo, and YitikÜlke Publishing in 2010. The writer, who took part in Kırca Production’s So Much to Become writer staff for a short time, still continues his short stories in Shadow Magazine. The author, who has a fluent style with surprise endings and agile language, is not known for his stories of supernatural, parallel universe, past, dystopian and divine satires.