Turan has been smoking and preserving foods for many years. his ethos is to make these artisan subjects accessible to everyone. He hosts bespoke one day food smoking courses and Meat Curing & Charcuterie courses with the theme of low impact living.
The golden thread running through all his work is accessibility, simplification and safety. Turan's easy teaching style and his ability to simplify and communicate these subjects in an understandable and relaxed way has lead to many excellent reviews from previous guests.
Turan has written many food articles for magazines and has also written two books on food smoking. Smoking, Curing and Drying food the latest was published in May 2015.
Recently Turan has had the opportunity to work with some renowned chefs consulting on cured and smoked food for their menus. Turan has also worked with Jamie Oliver's Fifteen apprentices in London showing them how to smoke food, He has consulted on the recent BBC's Victorian Slum program where he was instructing the slum dwellers how to cure and smoke fish safely. Turan has also featured on another BBC show (Nadiya's British Food Adventure) where he spent a day teaching Nadiya Hussein the art of cold smoking fish.
Turan's previous career saw him serving as a senior officer in the London Fire Brigade. Turan retired in May 2014 after serving as an operational officer for more than 30 years. He served in all ranks up to temporary borough commander with over 200 staff. Somewhat ironically even today Turan's involvement with smoke remains a big feature in his life!
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