Vegan Syrian cookery class with Yusuf
Date(s) - 01/16/2021
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Saturday, January 16, 2021, 12:00 CST, 18:00 GMT
About this Event
Join Yusuf in preparing a wonderful Syrian meal for his new online cookery class! This is your chance to learn a brand new cuisine, support an amazing cause, and eat great food.
The class will be conducted as an interactive virtual cook-along. The classes usually range from 1-2 hours long. The chef will lead the group step by step through the recipes; stopping frequently to answer questions, share anecdotes, and provide feedback on your dishes!
Before the class we will send you a list of ingredients, quantities and equipment so you can join ready to learn! We will also send you a reminder email 3 days before the class takes place that will include the Zoom link, titled “Your upcoming online Migrateful Class”. You can also find the Zoom link on the Online Event Page, accessible through the link included in the Eventbrite reminder email.
Yusuf’s cook-along dishes will be Mutabq (fried aubergines) and Fattoush (Syrian salad)
- 1 Vegetable peeler
- 1 Chopping board
- 1 Knife
- 2 Frying pans
- 1 Large plate
- 1 Slotted spoon
- 1 Large mixing bowl
- 2 aubergines
- 1 medium onion
- 1 ½ long green pepper
- 2 x 400g tinned chopped tomatoes
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 small lettuce
- 3 medium tomatoes
- 1 cucumber
- ½ bunch spring onions
- 4 small radishes
- 2 Khubz Arabic flatbread (or pita bread)
- 1 lemon
- ½ pomegranate
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tbsp pomegranate molasses
- Vegetable oil
- Salt and black pepper to taste
Herbs and spices:
- 1 tbsp sumac
- 1 small bunch coriander
- 1 small bunch parsley
- 1 small bunch mint
Message from Yusuf: “Hello. I am Yusuf. I come from the North of Syria. I grew up in a big family where my mother spent every day cooking. Sitting down and eating all together was an essential part of my upbringing. An exciting part of this was that every day two to three neighbours would bring us dishes to eat and we would give them a dish in exchange. It was an amazing way to keep trying new things!
I joined Migrateful to give me a platform to integrate, cook and teach my recipes to different people from the around world. Food is what unites us. One of my favourite Syrian sayings is “the hungry bird doesn’t dance, so let’s break bread together and talk.”
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Organiser of Vegan Syrian cookery class with Yusuf
Migrateful is a cookery and language initiative where asylum seekers, refugees and migrants struggling to access employment in the UK due to legal and linguistic barriers, teach their traditional cuisines to the public.
What to expect
During a Migrateful cookery classes you will work within your group to prepare dishes to be served family-style. Some dishes are prepared by the chef and demonstrated to you while some dishes will have you preparing it from beginning to end, while learning our chef’s authentic techniques from their home country. Our classes appeal to those interested in learning international recipes, practising a different language and in meeting new people for a cultural exchange in an intimate home setting, as well as to those wishing to support migrants and refugees struggling to rebuild their lives.
Customers have reported: ‘It is an absolutely fantastic way to spend time with friends, meet new people, and learn about a culture and cooking in a cosy, well-equipped, fun and safe setting’.
Another told us the class was ‘an enriching way to spend an evening. Cooking and eating with new people, talking and learning about other lives, cuisines and cultures’.