Join Parastoo in preparing a wonderful Iranian meal for her online cookery class! She is a wonderful teacher, chef, and story teller. She will share the secrets to traditional Iranian 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!
Parastoo’s cook-along dishes will be Kashk-o Bademjan (aubergine with khask) and Masto Khiar (cucumber and yoghurt dip)
- 1 Large frying pan
- 1 Large serving dish
- 1 Grater
- 1 Mixing bowl
- Walnuts (or pecans or almonds)
- Kashk (liquid whey protein)
- Vegetable oil
- Greek yogurt
- Herbs and spices:
- Dried mint
- Fresh mint
- Salt and black pepper
- Flatbreads, for serving
Nice but optional:
- Rose flowers
Message from Parastoo: “My name is Parastoo. I am from Iran. I grew up in the capital city Tehran, which is a very noisy and crowded city. When I think about Tehran I think of streets full of pastry shops filled with different types of savoury sweets, which is beautifully designed in a shiny see through containers. The creamy pistachio cakes are the most popular cones that people approach first. In Iran food is very important, not only what we eat but the quality of what we eat is actually important. It’s a way to connect and socialise with each other. You could even find people in debt who choose to spend money on good food. Iranian food is very colourful and takes attention and time to prepare. Personally I love cooking because I think it’s a way to express my creativity. I grew up eating my mum’s food who is very creative and bold with her cooking. I feel proud when people ask my mum to cook for big celebrations, because they know she can manage to prepare the traditional and delicious dishes.”
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 on a cookery class we recommend using a debit or credit card.
^ Picture kindly shot by participant @scoff_time during Parastoo & her mum Elahe’s online class