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Essentials of Middle Eastern Cooking

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Date(s) - 12/19/2019
6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Financial District, Manhattan


125 USD
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The Institute of Culinary Education


Class Level: Beginner

Age Requirements: 21 and older

Average Class Size: 12

Teacher: Sue Gonsalves

What you’ll learn in this middle eastern cooking class:

Although it contains vast areas of arid landscape, the Middle East is a fertile spot on the culinary map. Over the years, various empires have ruled the region’s countries, leaving their imprint on the colorful, aromatic and diverse flavors. Recipes are dominated by spice blends, in-season vegetables and fruits, grains, olives and olive oil, nuts, herbs, and pickled and preserved foods.

From Beirut, the “Paris of the Middle East,” to Jerusalem, considered the oldest city in the world, you will get a taste of the incredible culinary heritage with a magnificent vegetarian menu of:

  • Za’atar (herb blend)
  • Hummus
  • Tabbouleh
  • Falafel, tahini sauce and Israeli salad
  • Baba ganoush
  • Pita
  • Baklava, while sipping arak (aniseed liqueur) and enjoying mint tea.

We serve wine in our classes. It is against our policy for guests to bring in any type of alcoholic beverages.

School Notes:
Please note that a valid ID is required for entry into ICE’s building.

Upon arrival to 225 Liberty Street, proceed to the security desk on the 2nd floor located next to Hudson Eats to check in.

If this is your first time visiting ICE, you may want to leave yourself 30 minutes to find your way to our lobby at 225 Liberty Street.

We will begin checking guests in 15 minutes before the class start time. Please note that classes will enjoy the menu at the end of class. While a snack platter is offered in both morning and evening classes, you may want to consider a light snack before joining us for class. Additionally, for those enrolled in a pastry or knife skills class, a meal is not planned so we recommend bringing a snack. Class menus subject to change.

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