The cuisine of Lebanon is a delight for vegetarians and vegans with zesty dips and kibbeh, aromatic roasted vegetables with sumac, labna cheese, rosewater infused desserts, all using the best seasonal vegetables and herbs. It's perfect for summer entertaining.
We start with a laden table of Lebanese traditional ingredients: walnuts, sesame seeds, pine nuts, grassy olive oil, aubergines, tomatoes, peppers, lemons and bunches of sweet smelling herbs, thyme, oregano, mint and parsley.
You will learn how to recognise and use the essential spices of the Lebanon, discover important ingredients such as freekah, sumac, pomegranate molasses, rosewater and tahini. We will give you lots of tips and advice for where to source ingredients and store cupboard essentials, which will enable you to recreate these dishes at home.
We will make dishes such as:
- Spinach kibbeh which is Lebanon's take on stuffed falafel
- Lebanese thyme flat breads
- Aubergine tahini dip
- Sumac rolled labna
- Muhammara (grilled red pepper and walnut dip)
- Freekeh with Herbs and broad beans
- Almond and Apricot Filo Parcel with Sweet Scented Labna
The choice of dishes will depend on the season. We will taste and cook throughout the day and finish with a shared three course meal which we will have made together.
You will receive a recipe pack full of tips and ideas at the end of the day.
Many thanks for an inspiring and friendly day last Friday, and for the photo which is lovely to have.
I am already planning my next visit!David Wolstenholme
Lovely people, lovely day. Thank you so much.
Healthy, tasty food that would be good for a Summer get together