Learn how to make a delicious and nutritious Syrian meal.
Syrian food is rich with with herbs, vegetables, thick yogurts, spices, and aromatic, smoky meats -- all wrapped or scooped up in airy layers of lavash bread. It is a cuisine of intense flavor and deep tradition.
In this class, Somerville resident Samah Tyara (seen here with her son), who immigrated just one year ago from Homs, and her son Sam, will teach you how to make classic Syrian summer dishes. While cooking, they will also talk to you about their home country’s culture and food. Together we will make a Syrian ratatouille called Kawaj, which includes eggplant, pepper, squash, tomatoes, and ground beef seasoned with the classic Syrian pepper Flefleh Hamra. Next, to temper this slightly fiery summer reduction, we will make Mutabal, a burnt eggplant and yogurt side dish. Last, we will make aromatic green beans sauteed in garlic, and a classic Syrians spice blend called Kuzbara.
Once we are done chopping and mixing, we will sit down to our feast at a table laden with lavash, herbs, and other delightful accompaniments. Come to this class to enjoy homecooking that celebrates the peak of the season.