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Feast in the Middle East

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Ages 18 and Older
Menu: Spiced Chickpeas with Hummus and Toasted Pita - Lamb and Beef Kofta with Pine Nuts and Tahini Sauce - Sesame Seed Cookies

Class Description: Middle Eastern cooking is known for its vibrancy for a good reason. Learn how to add depth of flavor to savory sauces and not-too-sweet cookies with versatile sesame seed paste. You’ll get hands-on practice cooking dry beans, puréeing, roasting, baking and more. And our hummus? So good you’ll want to eat it by the spoonful. Tablespoonful.

Class recipes used with permission from Jerusalem copyright © 2012 by Yotam Ottolenghi and Sami Tamimi.
Photography copyright © 2012 by Jonathan Lovekin.
Published by Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House, LLC.

What To Expect: Great cooking isn't about recipes—it's about techniques. In our classes you'll work together with other students in a fun, hands-on environment led by our professional chef instructors.

  • Classes are 2 to 2 1/2 hours, unless otherwise noted above
  • You will work with other students in groups of 4
  • Hands-on classes are limited to 16 students
  • You will be standing, cooking and working for most of the class
  • Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and have long hair tied back
  • You will enjoy a generous taste of every dish
  • Students receive a coupon good for 10% off in-store purchases the day of class
Sur La Table recipes are developed using common cooking and baking ingredients that may or may not be specified in the menu titles, including various fruits and vegetables, nuts, meats, spices, wheat flours, etc. If you have a food allergy, please check with your local Cooking School before attending the class. Adjustments to recipes cannot be made during class.

Times and Locations:Feast in the Middle East