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! We will also send you a reminder email 3 days before the class takes place that will include the Zoom link, titled “Your upcoming online Migrateful Class”. You can also find the Zoom link on the Online Event Page, accessible through the link included in the Eventbrite reminder email. We will also include the zoom link in the Eventbrite Order Confirmation email.
Chef Amani’s cook-along dishes will be Mosakaa (Aubergine & Tomato Mezze), Fatosh (Arabic Flatbread, Vegetable and Herb Salad) and Jajik (Cucumber & Yogurt Salad)
This menu is Vegetarian and can be made Vegan. Allergens include: milk and gluten.
- 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.
- 1 large aubergine
- 1 large cucumber
- 2 medium tomatoes
- 1 small head of lettuce (such as gem lettuce)
- 15g of fresh parsley
- 1 large onion (brown or red) as well as 1⁄4 onion
- 4 cloves of garlic
- 1⁄2 lemon
- 250g plain yogurt (Greek yogurt works well)
- 1 round of khubz (Arabic flatbread; substitute
- with pitta bread, tortilla, other flatbread)
- 1 x 400g tin of chopped tomato
- 2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
- 1 tbsp sumac
- 2 tsp dried mint (fresh, if preferred)
- 500ml vegetable oil (for deep frying) and 3 tbsp
- vegetable oil for frying onions and garlic
- Salt and pepper
OPTIONAL (recipes combined)
- Cumin or chilli powder
- Small bunch fresh parsley or mint
- 1 clove of garlic
- Handful of pomegranate seeds
- Splash of vinegar
Message from Amani: “I am Amani, an Arab from Aleppo, Syria. I live with my mother and my younger sisters. I left Syria in 2013 when I lost my father, and my brother 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 to publish a special book in my name and tell about what I have suffered from the war. I love cooking because I see cooking is 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.”
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.
Please note, we only process refunds and ticket transfers if we are notified 7 days before the class takes place.