2/27: Lebanese Cuisine – Pumpkin Kibbeh for Lent

February 27, 2021
2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
For Youth (12+) and Adults
Presented by Angela Khoury and Teresa Abboud

Indigenous Christian communities of the Amharic, Arabic, Aramaic, and Coptic world are generally concentrated between the Nile and Euphrates Rivers, with a sizable diaspora worldwide, especially in the West. Great Lent is six weeks of reflection and fasting that prepares Christians for the Great Feast of Easter, referred to as “Eid el-Kabir.” While individual and communal fasting traditions vary, one constant for those that fast during Lent is the abstinence from eating meat. As hymns of prayer and praise ring from monasteries and churches, vegetarian and vegan dishes have their Ode to Joy as well. Pumpkin kibbeh is a one of a kind Levantine dish where a pumpkin-bulgur dough is stuffed or layered with a tangy chickpea, onion, swiss chard or spinach, sumac, pomegranate molasses, and cumin filling. Variations abound. Our taste buds are dancing just thinking about the dish!

The price for couples/pairs is $45. Please email us at info@alifinstitute.org to take advantage of this special offer.

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