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  • Foods of the Islamic World: A Dinner In Support of Refugees: In Los Angeles, California (1)

    Lee Knaz

    Benefiting The Edible Schoolyard Project

    Foods of the Islamic World: A Dinner In Support of Refugees

    A dinner inspired by cuisines from the Islamic world; a large portion of the proceeds are sent directly to refugee families in need.

    Los Angeles, California

    8-80 people

    8-80 people

    4 hours

    US$200/person Total US$1,600


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    October  2018

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      The Experience

      Banned Food is a charitable dinner event which celebrates the food from the Islamic world. Each course represents a country including dishes from Syria, Iran, Libya, Yemen, Iraq, Somalia, and Sudan. The majority of proceeds will go directly to local refugee families who are rebuilding their lives away from their countries of origin with little to no resources.


      The Menu:

      Arak from Syria —Anise, Mint, pomegranate

      Mazza from Yemen, Syria — Hummus, tahini, tabouleh, smoked eggplant, labneh with za'atar, charred cauliflower, pickles and olives, pita

      Maraq Bocor from Somalia — Pumpkin, eggplant, chili

      Sabich from Iraq — Eggplant, soft boiled egg, tahini, amba

      Shahan Ful from Sudan — Fava bean, berbere, cilantro

      Jeweled Rice from Iran — Shallots, barberries, almonds, spices

      Branzino Hraime from Lybia — Smoked tomato, harissa, cilantro, fennel

      Sweets from Syria, Yemen — Halva, Madjhool dates, and Hawaij coffee

      Travel Fee (in addition to experience price)

      Regional (Between 15 and 60 miles outside of 90036): US$250
      National (Greater than 60 miles from 90036): US$1,000


      • Enjoy a delicious communal food from refugee banned countries for a great cause
      • Learn more about East-African and Middle-Eastern cuisines
      • Talk with the chef about his inspiration and motivation behind Banned Food
      • A new and exciting way to contribute to those in need
      • Experience provided in English (US)

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