Discover a natural, healthy cuisine, full of textures and flavors that are as surprising as they are unforgettable.
The Middle East offers an extensive sample of cooking styles, due to its African and Mediterranean influences. Both its ingredients and techniques are part of its gastronomic cultural legacy.
Meals in the Middle East were created to share and enjoy, which encourages chat and social gatherings… and, of course, as is customary in those parts: “where four can eat, six can eat.” We are talking about a cuisine where individual dishes do not exist, and large and abundant dishes are shared instead.
The idea of this course is that you can learn about the many applications of ancient cooking techniques such as curing, smoking, steaming, burning, fermenting, etc. You will see how easy it is to achieve a tasty, healthy meal with cheap ingredients.
What you'll learn
Ancestral culinary techniques, applied to daily life, in restaurants and at home
In this course you will learn to prepare classic Middle Eastern dishes such as baba ganoush, naan bread and kofta. Also, some of Najat’s creations such as a hummus sauce, a vegetable shawarma, smoked pumpkin with black tea and pomegranate, and a cake made from caramelized cauliflower.
You will learn to preserve your vegetables in the natural and ancient way, as it used to be done when refrigerators did not exist. You will also learn to use aromatics: cinnamon, clove, bay leaf, garlic and other spices.
Najat shares her philosophy and her respect for agriculture, as well as giving us advice on keeping vegetables natural, tasty and interesting. At the end of this course you will master the ancient techniques of Middle Eastern cuisine, so you can replicate dishes or apply the techniques to your cuisine.
Who is it for?
This course is both for foodies and professionals who want to learn or improve their knowledge of Middle Eastern cuisine, the use of spices and more traditional techniques.
What you’ll need
Tools and equipment recommended in some recipes (not essential for the course):
- Glass jars
What are you waiting for?
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