Middle East Eats: Learn a Lebanese Menu (Includes DIY Cookalong Meal Kit)

£50 per Adult
This is an Online Experience
Hosted by Aisha 5.0
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Overview

Experience Category

  • Food & Drink
  • Arts & Culture

About the experience

Experience Summary:

From the comfort of your own home wherever you are in the UK, join an interactive cookalong to create a wholesome three-course Lebanese dinner menu. Using a meal box delivered direct to your door, be led step by step by a creative self-taught chef, live from her Manchester kitchen. Why not master authentic Middle Eastern ingredients & flavours as an imaginative alternative to spicing up an evening alone, or a dinnertime get-together with family or friends?!

Detailed description:

Lebanese culture has magnificent, rich influences and our food is the greatest way to experience it. You don’t have to be a native to recreate authentic Lebanese home-cooked food that’s full of flavour. All you need is enthusiasm, genuine high quality produce + the helping (virtual) hand of me!… a welcoming foodie turned chef.

Guests will see that tradition is reflected in our whole relationship with food. From where we source & buy produce, the ingredients that add classic character to dishes, to how we present a meal. Enjoy some express history trivia as you cook, such as insight into ancient trade routes that caused mixed - influences between ME nations.

Menus are always varied, featuring a meat and vegetarian version of each course. Make and taste authentic plates such as Lebanon's national dish Kibbeh, mezze and main plates like Muhammara, Labneh, Tabbouleh, Fatteh and Kafta. Dessert always calls for something sweet or creamy such as Kunāfah, Layali lubnan and Muhalabieh.


About the host

My name is Aisha. Originally from Beirut, Lebanon. My husband, our three children and I emigrated to Manchester as a family eight years ago when my husband landed a job here.

I absolutely love life in the UK, home now to us all. We find the mix of our Lebanese and UK cultures beautiful, and are proud to have both. But keeping Lebanese culture alive in my home is crucial to the children growing up with their heritage. It also always helps us all with the regular nostalgia for our native homeland.

Food is a way we do this everyday. Like in any culture, nothing tastes as good as homemade comfort cooking or family cook book recipes. I have so many personal memories in dishes, like the Lebanese household-must Kibbeh (usually sautéed pine nuts and spicy minced meat) or the rose & pistachio Muhalabieh (milk rice pudding) we had at our our wedding!

I decided to start sharing recipes through online classes after so much time at home cooking during the pandemic. I’m so happy and humbled by how popular the cookalongs have been and look forward hope to satisfying appetites for as long as I can!

Places we'll visit

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Additional information

Items

What the Host will provide
  • DIY meal kit (including spices) + postage included in per-person price. All DIY Kit ingredients are measured as per the number of people in your booking, to create the correct portions whether you are joining individually or as a group.
  • Sample menus available in images gallery. Menu as per your date can be requested in advance + is shared upon booking.
What the Host requires you to bring
  • Ingredients from the list you will receive after booking.

Restrictions

  • Who can come Adults & Children
  • Activity level Not much (think about a leisurely stroll in a park)
  • Skill level Beginner

Minimum age

Minimum age of children : 15 Years

Private groups

Does the Host accept Private Group? : yes
Private groups minimum size : 4
Private groups maximum size : 9

Alternate Dates

If you would like to request for alternative dates not currently showing in availability, please contact the host directly via Private message

Special Considerations

- Please confirm the Vegetarian or Meat DIY Kit when booking (for groups a mixture can be provided if needed). - Please provide details of any allergies prior to booking so that I can confirm if a suitable DIY Kit can be provided.

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Location

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Upcoming availability

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24th October 2021
04:38 AM - 05:08 AM
Adult: £50
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