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Vegetarian Syrian cookery class with Amani

Vegetarian Syrian cookery class with Amani

Date(s) - 05/01/2021
1:00 pm

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£22.15 USD
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Learn the secrets of Syrian cooking in Amani’s online cookery class!

About this Event

ANNOUNCEMENT: After a long search, we found a fantastic space in the heart of London which ticks all the boxes to create the Migrateful Kitchen, where all our classes, events and training sessions can be held. A place that can finally be a “home away from home” for all our migrant chefs. Help us to build our very own cookery school in the heart of London by donating to our crowdfunder: 🍽

Join Chef Amani in preparing a wonderful Syrian meal for her online cookery class! She is a wonderful teacher, chef and story-teller. She will share the secrets to traditional Syrian dishes. 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.

Chef Amani’s cook-along dishes will be Mosakaa (Aubergine & Tomato Mezze), Fatosh (Arabic Flatbread, Vegetable and Herb Salad) and Jajik (Cucumber & Yogurt Salad)

​Equipment List

  • 1 frying pan (for deep frying)
  • 1 slotted spoon/ tongs (for deep frying)
  • 1 medium saucepan
  • 2 mixing bowls
  • 3 mixing spoons
  • 1 chef’s knife
  • 1 chopping board
  • serving dishes and utensils of choice

*Students preferring to bake, not fry, will need a baking tray.

Ingredients List

  • 1 large aubergine
  • 1 large cucumber
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1 small head of lettuce (such as gem lettuce)
  • 1 handful of fresh parsley
  • 1 onion (white or red)
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • ½ lemon
  • 250g plain yoghurt (Greek yoghurt works well)
  • 1 round of khubz (Arabic flatbread; substitute with pitta bread, tortilla, other flatbread)
  • 1 x 400g tin of chopped tomato
  • 5 Tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • 1 Tbsp sumac
  • 2 tsp dried mint (fresh, if preferred)
  • Apprx. 300 ml to 450 ml vegetable oil (for deep
  • frying)
  • Salt and pepper

Message from Amani: “I am Amani, an Arab from Aleppo, Syria. I am 26 years old. I live with my mother and my younger sisters. I left Syria in 2013 when I lost my father, brother and husband in the war and we fled to Lebanon and stayed there for six years, which were hard and difficult years. I worked there more than one job and studied, and then we applied to travel to the United Kingdom and it was approved after many years of waiting.

When I came to the UK, I started to learn the English language. I started out like a butterfly- I was locked up and then saw freedom. Then I got a job with Kent Refugees Action Network and I used to help them with cooking sometimes. One day I cooked with my mother and some students for about 60 people, and this was my first step in my dream of being a great chef.

I love writing and I would like to publish a special book in my name and tell about what I have suffered from the war. I love cooking because I see cooking is the path to kindness and love, for food is a language that no one can hear except generous people. My teacher proposed this institution to teach cooking and I agreed to join. I am happy and grateful for my joining Migrateful because I can now see my dream clearly with them.”

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Please note, we only process refunds and ticket transfers if we are notified 7 days before the class takes place

Date And Time

Sat, 1 May 2021, 13:00 EDT

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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’.

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