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Learn to make Lebanese mezze in a private online class!

5.0 (6 Reviews)
Approximately 1.5 hours
English, French or Arabic

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Your host Tania
Tania is an agronomist and food safety specialist who loves singing, playing the piano, and traveling. Her parents may also be part of your Traveling Spoon experience and will help with the cooking and hosting. Her father is a former butcher and is very serious about his meats! Now he is retired and grows fruits and vegetables in their family garden on the outskirts of Beirut. He also enjoys making his own arak (the Lebanese national alcoholic drink made from grapes and anise seeds). Most of the produce for the home comes from the garden and is local, fresh and organic. Tania’s mother is a home cook who has been cooking traditional meals for the family all her life using family recipes. They are a family who enjoys gardening, talking about food, cooking and eating together. Enjoy learning to make three of the most popular Lebanese mezze - hummus, baba ghanouj and tabbouleh during this interactive, online class that gives you a glimpse into Lebanese food and culture.

Highlights
  • Learn to make traditional Lebanese mezze (starters) from family recipes
  • Private, one-on-one online instruction with a Beirut resident
  • Scheduled mutually at your convenience (host lives in Beirut, Lebanon (GMT+3))
  • Customization available for dietary restrictions or preferences
  • Recipes and ingredients list will be emailed in advance of class
  • Travel from your own home and learn Lebanese culinary traditions!
What will you cook together
  • Hummus, a popular Middle-eastern dip made from chickpeas and sesame paste
  • Baba ghanouj, a savory roasted eggplant dish with tahini
  • Tabbouleh, a lemony herb and bulgur salad
Ingredients
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  • 1 cup chickpeas (if using dried chickpeas, soak overnight)
  • 6 tbsp tahini paste
  • 1 lemon, zested
  • 2-3 fresh lemons, juiced
  • 1 big eggplant
  • 2 bunches parsley
  • 1 bunch mint
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 onion
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 3/4 cup fine brown bulgur wheat
  • Ground allspice to taste
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Ground cinnamon to taste
  • Salt to taste
  • Pita bread

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Online Class Reviews
5.0 (6 Reviews)
Susan 12 October 2020
"Tania was a wonderful host. It was so pleasant to be with her and we learned a lot from her and her mother. The falafel was terrific. We all LOVED it. We will be back for the meze class."
Shahanah Whitfield 11 September 2020
"We really enjoyed cooking with Tania. She is very lively, excited to teach and lovely to talk with. We highly recommend taking a class with her if you love travel, love food and love learning about other cultures."
Lisa DiGreg 18 August 2020
" Traveling Spoon cooking class it was fun and easy! Lebanese food is one of our favorites and it was so cool to learn from Tania and her mother the proper and traditional way to do it, plus some helpful kitchen tips along the way!"
Jill Morris 25 May 2020
"Tania is a wonderful, warm, friendly host. I took the class with my two adult daughters. We found the class fun and very informative. Highly recommend as a family activity."
Heather Patton 19 May 2020
"Our Lebanese Mezze course with Tania and her mother taught us so many new things (like the perfect ratio of spices for the tabbouleh)! We loved the flavor of our homemade mezze, and all three recipes were simple and straightforward to prepare with Tania and her mother guiding us step by step. Tania also gave us her best tips for the presentation of each dish. And my youngest son got to be the "artist," following Tania's instructions for decorating our full bowls with paprika and fresh herbs. We would love to learn more recipes from Tania!"
Heaven Crawley 17 May 2020
"I throughly enjoyed my cooking class with Tania and her mother. The recipes were simple but delicious with hints and tips that made the flavours and look of the dishes very authentic. And it was great to chat too!"
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HOW IT WORKS
  • Submit a request and get connected with your host
  • Pay invoice sent to your email and receive confirmation details and class link
  • Meet your host online at your agreed time for your private cooking lesson!
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before event