Advertisement Close

Vegetarian Syrian cookery class with Amani (NEW CHEF!)

Date(s) - 12/30/2020
1:00 pm

Add This to Your Calendar


Contact Person:




About this Event

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!

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

  • Aubergine
  • Cucumber
  • Tomatoes
  • Lettuce
  • Fresh parsley
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Lemon
  • Plain yogurt (Greek yogurt works well)
  • Khubz (Arabic flatbread; substitute with pitta bread, tortilla, other flatbread)
  • Tin of chopped tomato
  • Pomegranate molasses
  • Sumac
  • Dried or fresh mint
  • 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 you to publish a special book in my name and tell me about what I have suffered from the war. I love cooking because I see cooking as 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.”

All participants will be sent an Eventbrite confirmation email with a list of ingredients, quantities, and equipment needed for the class. If you do not receive the confirmation email please check your spam folder. 3 days before the class participants will also receive the zoom link- keep an eye out!

Payments made through Paypal can take up to 48 hours to have the order confirmed. To guarantee your spot in a cookery class we recommend using a debit or credit card.

Map Unavailable