MENGEN (Bolu province) – Aşçılık ve Turizm Festivali (Cooking and Tourism Festival). A gathering of thousands of chefs from all over the country. After the opening procession: two days of cooking competitions between teams from hotels, schools, etc. (even between female village cooks); massive tasting possibilities; folkloric and cultural appearances; events (e.g. in 2014: the world’s biggest ‘pilav’ – 3150 kg – prepared by 40 chefs = Guinness Book of Records).