Essentials of Middle Eastern Cooking

What to expect
  • Learn how to prepare delicious Middle Eastern meals at the Institute of Culinary Education
  • Impress your friends with expert cooking methods
  • Practice preparing exquisite meals
  • Step up your cooking game and gain some valuable new skills
Although it contains vast areas of arid landscape, the Middle East is a fertile spot on the culinary map. Over the years, various empires have ruled the region's countries, leaving their imprint on the colorful, aromatic, and diverse flavors. Recipes are dominated by spice blends, in-season vegetables and fruits, grains, olives and olive oil, nuts, herbs, and pickled and preserved foods. From Beirut, the "Paris of the Middle East," to Jerusalem, considered the oldest city in the world, you will get a taste of the incredible culinary heritage with a magnificent menu of: Za'atar (herb blend); Hummus; Tabbouleh; Falafel; Baba Ganoush; Muhammara (Hot Pepper Dip); Fattoush (Pita Bread Salad with Tomatoes and Cucumber); Israeli Couscous; Kibbeh (Bulgur-Meat Croquettes); Shawarma; Lavash (Flatbread with Sesame and Poppy Seeds); Halva; and Baklava; while sipping Arak (aniseed liqueur).

Note: Minimum age requirement of 18 to attend classes.
Key Highlights
Price $120.00 per guest
Duration / Session 4 hours
# Sessions 1
Rating 136 positive reviews
Two weeks withdrawal notice is required for a refund. However, a $20 transaction fee will be deducted from the refund for each and every class seat registration that is canceled by the registrant/student. When a class is dropped 3-13 days prior to the start date, only school class credit will be issued, and the transaction fee will be deducted (see above). Rescheduling a class still entails a cancellation and, therefore, a transaction fee will still be charged to customers. There are no refunds or school credit issued when fewer than 48 hours notice from the class start date is given.

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