Fall/Winter Arabic Cooking Series

Cooking is one of the best ways to get to know a culture! Join us for a fun-filled and educational afternoon learning to cook (and eat!) popular Arabic dishes with our talented guest chefs. 

  • All classes this semester are on Saturdays, from 2 PM – 4:30 PM.
  • For kids’ classes, parents can drop off their children at 1:50 PM and pick them up at 4:30 PM.
  • No experience is required and all levels are welcome.
  • Spaces are limited, so first come, first served for registration.
  • You can register by yourself or with a partner.
  • Yalla, let’s get cooking! 

Cooking Classes for Kids (7 - 11)

“Arabic Flatbreads”

Saturday, September 17
2 pm – 4:40 pm
$15 / $20 non-members
(Parents, please drop off your children at 1:50 PM and pick them up at 4:30 PM.)

To become a member, please click HERE.
(You need to be signed into the website as a member to get the member price.)

Guest chef: Rania Renno

Do your kids love to eat pizza? Do they love to make a mess? Now they can  can do BOTH with food blogger and TikTok-erRania Renno, as she shares her amazing recipe and techniques for yummy, home-made, traditional Arabic pizza: manakeesh!

Cooking Classes for Adults

“Kabab in Cherry Sauce”

Saturday, October 8
2 pm – 4:30 pm
$45 / $50 non-members
$65/pair,  $75/pair, non-members

To become a member, please click HERE.
(You need to be signed into the website as a member to get the member price.)

Guest chef: Carla Bitar

Aleppo has a special place in the heart of world chefs as a popular food destination well before Paris was on the culinary map. At the crossroads of several continents and a significant stop on ancient trade routes including the Silk Road; Allepian chefs took the best of intercontinental ingredients, cuisines, and techniques and made them their own. Kabab bil-karaz, or skewered ground meat in sour cherry sauce, is best when made with a specific regional cherry known as Wishnah or Washnah and is a quintessential savory, sweet, and sour dish that makes our mouths water just by writing the description.

“Sweet Layered Crepes”

Saturday, October 29
2 pm – 4:30 pm
$35 / $40 non-members
$50/pair,  $60/pair, non-members

To become a member, please click HERE.
(You need to be signed into the website as a member to get the member price.)

Guest chef: Wafa Abuassaf

Move over sweet crepes and savory galettes; here come Levantine Lizaaqiyaat. With roots in medieval Arabic cookbooks of the 9th century, thin pancakes of yeasted dough batter are griddled to perfection and stuffed or topped with sweet or savory delicious concoctions. Come learn how to make this crowd pleaser for your next brunch or dinner party.

“Upside Down Rice”

Saturday, November 12
2 pm – 4:30 pm
$45 / $50 non-members
$65/pair,  $75/pair, non-members

To become a member, please click HERE.
(You need to be signed into the website as a member to get the member price.)

Guest chef: Awad Awad

A dish thought to have been invented in the 13th century Levant region. The maqlubah-flip became a TikTok sensation during the pandemic and continues to be popular today. With al-Khalil (Hebron) in Palestine claiming ownership of the dish, it is traditionally made with lamb or chicken, fried or roasted vegetables, and rice cooked together in a pot and then flipped into a large serving dish. Topped with pine nuts and ground meat to finish it off. Do you have what it takes to be the next TikTok maqlubah-flip star?

“Egyptian-Style Stuffed Vegetables”

Saturday, December 10
2 pm – 4:30 pm
$45 / $50 non-members
$65/pair,  $75/pair non-members

To become a member, please click HERE.
(You need to be signed into the website as a member to get the member price.)

Guest chef: Reham Beshr

Savory vegetables stuffed with rice, meat, and spices and cooked in a rich tomato sauce are quintessential dishes across the Arabic-speaking world and beyond. The one thing they all have in common, no matter where you try them, is they are finger-licking and lip-smacking delicious. Known in Arabic as mahshi (s), mahaashee (pl), dolma, etc., each region and household have its twist on the recipe. Join us for the yummy Egyptian version of this dish.

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