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Middle Eastern Mezze
Middle Eastern Mezze
Middle Eastern Mezze
Middle Eastern Mezze

Middle Eastern cooking is packed with fresh herbs and flavoured with aromatic spices and perfect for plant-based mezze.

Course Details

You will learn how to recognise and use the essential spices of the Middle East and special ingredients such as pomegranate molasses, rosewater and orange blossom water. We will also be able to give tips and advice for where to source ingredients and store cupboard essentials which will enable you to recreate these dishes at home.

During the day we'll make a selection of dishes such as: 

  • Muhammara dip
  • Labna rolled in herbs and spices
  • Moudardara Saffron rice and lentils
  • Imam Bayildi, luscious aubergines
  • Lavash flat bread
  • Fresh herb packed tabouleh
  • Fattoush Salad
  • Pistachio and Apricot Baklava

The choice of dishes always depends on what's in season so you're guaranteed the freshest, most flavoursome produce, which always produces the best results.

This is a fun and sociable class with lots of tasting and talking, ending with a Middle Eastern Feast. You'll leave with a full pack of recipes, plus the experience and confidence to continue your Middle Eastern cookery at home.

It's been totally amazing. I've experienced flavours and techniques I've never come across before and I feel that I've been inspired to shift from my constant cooking of old safe favourites. Jan and Rachel were brilliant!

Thanks to Rachel and Jan for a great day – I really enjoyed it and promise to start mixing those mezzes just as soon as I can – I have at least made a good start by sharpening all our knives!!

I thought Jan was excellent. Very relaxed and engaging. I felt there was a strong personal touch, as if being shown how to cook at home.

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Dietary Suitability
  • <p>Vegan</p>
  • Dairy Free
  • Wheat Free
  • Soy Free

We will happily cater for those who are vegan, gluten-free or have other special dietary requirements. Please let us know ahead of time so we can plan accordingly.

Skill Level
  •   Beginner

Helen Lawrence

About the tutor

Helen is Demuths co-owner and Head Chef. She has led the teaching at the school for 8 years having previously been Head Chef at Demuths restaurant, a post she filled for 5 years. She is a trained chef and has trained in classical French cooking and is now an expert in Vegan cookery training, also an expert in knife skills and chefs tips. She enjoys the creativity of plant-based and vegan cooking, lifting vegetables to the central position, they deserve in our diets.