Middle East Dipping Feast

Course summary

Join Natalie to prepare and learn traditional cooking techniques to make affordable Middle Eastern staples from scratch.

You will learn the secrets to creating two beloved classics, silky-smooth hummus, and creamy labaneh. Paired perfectly with delicious Za’atar herb bread and Za’atar crisps, Arabic bread that you will be tasting in the class.

Enjoy a journey of taste that is rich in tradition and bursting with Mediterranean charm!

What you will learn

  • how to prepare easy, affordable, healthy & tasty hummus and labaneh – fresh is best!
  • what compliments & accompanies these dippings and how to serve them
  • how to pronounce Hummus and Labaneh in Arabic

What you will get

  • demonstration and history
  • answers to your questions about Middle Eastern dishes
  • food to taste and take home
  • recipe with tips and techniques

What you need to bring

  • apron
  • small container
  • an appetite 🙂

About the tutor

Natalie Cossar was born in the magical city of Jerusalem and immigrated to Melbourne as a teenager, bringing along and continuing her stories and love of Middle Eastern cuisine and her Palestinian homeland.

The difference between her and her parents (best cooks ever) is that Natalie will show you how to prepare and present Middle Eastern dishes in a simple, affordable, and delightful way.

Course cost

COST: $55.00

Class availability: 8 PLACES REMAINING

Course dates

Sunday 15 September
10.00am – 11.30am (1 session)

Book this course

To enrol in this course, fill out the form below. Remember to add the details of any other students who are part of your booking.

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