Özyeğin University, Çekmeköy Campus Nişantepe District, Orman Street, 34794 Çekmeköy - İSTANBUL

Phone : +90 (216) 564 90 00

Fax : +90 (216) 564 99 99

E-mail: info@ozyegin.edu.tr


Associate Professor /Head of Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Department


History and Civilizations, EHESS (Ecole Des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris), 2009


DEA, History of Central Asia and Anatolia, EHESS (Ecole Des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales), 1999 MA, History, Boğaziçi University, 1998


BA, History, Boğaziçi University, 1995

High School

Lycée de Saint-Benoit

Research Areas

The Modernization of Ottoman Culinary Culture; Ottoman Palace and Istanbul Cuisine; Ottoman-Turkish Food History; Food Historiography


Fundamentals of Gastronomy,  Turkish Culinary Heritage and Practices


Dr. Özge Samancı obtained her BA (in 1995) and her MA (in 1998) from Boğaziçi University, Department of History and her Ph.D. in History and Civilization from EHESS (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales) in Paris in 2009. From 2003 to 2009 she worked as full time and later as part-time instructor at Yeditepe University, Gastronomy and Culinary Arts Department, where she taught food history, and culture. After completing her Ph.D., Dr.Samancı became Assistant Professor in Yeditepe University, at the same department where she taught various subjects about food history, world cuisines and Turkish Cuisine. From 2015 to 2017 she worked at the same university as Associate Professor. Her studies and research focused on the modernization process of Ottoman culinary culture, Ottoman Palace and Istanbul Cuisine and Ottoman-Turkish food historiography. Dr. Samancı, is the member of the editorial board of journals such as Food and History and Yemek ve Kültür. Dr. Samancı is the author of numerous publications about Ottoman- Turkish food culture such as “Flavours of Istanbul” (Istanbul: 2007), “Turkish Cuisine” (Ankara: 2008) and La Cuisine d’Istanbul au 19e siècle” (France: 2015).