19 September | Vegetarian Middle Eastern with Chef AJ Takla
Date: 19 September 2021
Location: Kitchen Things, 1 Glover Street, Ngauranga, Wellington 6035
Join Chef AJ Takla (formerly of Glass and Daisy's; currently owner and chef of Basbousa Egyptian Street Food in Press Hall) in this 2.5-hour small group, hands-on class. You'll learn some simple, delicious vegetarian recipes that will wow your family and friends when you make them at home! Chef AJ will demo and talk you through some of the trickier aspects of the recipes while you work in pairs to create the dishes.
After the class you'll sit down with the chef for a relaxed lunch together. Wine and Beer available for purchase; we offer complimentary housemade caffeine-free kombucha and Middle Eastern tea.
Farinata, beetroot & orange salsa, preserved lemon
Foul medames with ghee fried hard boiled eggs
Fava Bean Falafel
Herby Batata Harra
Sweets: Pistachio & Rosewater Om Ali
Chef AJ brings into the kitchen her childhood from Oman, her Filipino and Egyptian roots, and her training in Paris. She likes to create food that is accessible and nostalgic. She likes to talk about the history of the dishes she's prepared and encourages people to ask WHY when following recipes - hopefully you will leave this class with a better understanding of Mediterranean food, its history, and better skills to confidently host parties at home! She has recently opened an Egyptian street food stall in Press Hall called Basbousa. Check her out on insta @Basbousa_nz