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  • Vegetarian Syrian Jewish Cooking Class: In New York, NY

    Jennifer Abadi

    Benefiting The Edible Schoolyard Project

    Vegetarian Syrian Jewish Cooking Class

    Enjoy creating a delicious Syrian meal with Chef Jennifer Abadi and learn why this cuisine is one of the best in the Middle East and Mediterranean world.

    New York, NY

    2-8 people

    2-8 people

    3 hours

    US$275/person Total US$550

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      In the world of Middle Eastern cooking, Syria is said to contain some of the best food in the Arabic world. Strategically located along the ancient Silk Route which connected Asia to Europe, Syria has had early access to delicacies from India and China such as tamarind, pepper, and rice for thousands of years. Situated in a region called the “Fertile Crescent,” Syria has also reaped the benefits of a land rich in soil watered by the Mediterranean Sea to the west and the Euphrates River to the east. Join Jennifer Abadi, Middle Eastern food expert and author of A Fistful of Lentils: Syrian-Jewish Recipes From Grandma Fritzie’s Kitchen, and learn how to prepare some of the typical recipes from her family’s native Aleppo, Syria.


      Tamarind "iced tea" with lemon and fresh mint
      Smoky eggplant dip with fresh lemon and sesame paste
      Rice and lentils with fried onions
      Spinach cheese pie with cucumber-mint yogurt dressing
      Chopped tomato-cucumber salad with olives, lemon, and mint
      Shredded phyllo dough pie with ricotta cheese and rosewater syrup


      • Kosher ingredients available upon request
      • Signed copy of cookbook: "A Fistful of Lentils: Syrian-Jewish Recipes From Grandma Fritzie" available upon request for additional $10/each
      • Does NOT include alcohol or other beverages
      • Does NOT include kitchen equipment or utensils
      • Manhattan only please
      • Includes shopping, delivery of ingredients, and recipe packets
      • Family style meal

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