A central Anatolian province in Turkey seeks to be included in gastronomy cities with its local food culture, which includes well-known Turkish delicacies. 'One needs to taste Kayseri cuisine to know it. The cuisine of our city, which hosted many civilizations, are carrying traces of those civilizations,' Memduh Büyükkılıç, metropolitan mayor of Kayseri province, told Anadolu Agency. 'In order to promote Kayseri cuisine and share our values, we will hold a Gastronomy Workshop on Nov. 16-17,' he said, adding that they planned to hold the workshop in winter while keeping in mind that people coming to the city to enjoy at Mt. Erciyes would find an opportunity to attend the event. He said that manti -- small dumplings filled with minced meat and served with yoghurt and garlic sauce -- is the first dish that comes to mind from rich Kayseri cuisine. Kayseri dumplings are famous for its extremely small size and 40 of them can be fit in one spoon. 'Along with pastirma and sucuk, we have various desserts and local food,' Büyükkılıç said.