Vegetarian Middle Eastern Mezze *Online*

Middle Eastern cuisine is so rich and vibrant in culture and tradition. Meals are meant to share among families and friends. Join Pooja who grew up in Dubai and learn about spices and cooking techniques in the Arabic world. In this online interactive class, we’ll make cilantro chili hummus, muhammara (roasted red pepper dip), tabbouleh, and baked pita chips from scratch. We’ll also talk about how to serve the mezze. You are welcome to cook along in this online class or just watch and learn. The list of ingredients needed will be sent prior to the class along with the Zoom link. Instructor: Pooja Bhatia

Sections

VMEZ-SU21.01

Start Date

August 27, 2021

Time

6:00pm

Location

Online

Cost

$60.00

Availability

6

Friday, August 27 from 6-8pm.
Summer menu: cilantro chili hummus, muhammara (roasted red pepper dip), tabbouleh, spiced chickpea labneh dip, and baked pita chips from scratch
This class will be online via Zoom. You will receive a link and recipe packet once the class is confirmed to run, which may be between 3-7 days before the class starts. Please also check your spam folder.
If you register 12 hours or less before the class begins or after the start date, please contact zoom@ccae.org for the link.

Instructors: Pooja Bhatia

Instructor

Pooja Bhatia

Pooja Bhatia grew up in a joint family, with 17 people living under the same roof (her grandparents and her dad's siblings, their spouses and kids). It was a very memorable childhood filled with lots of love and laughter. Her family has been in the food business for almost a century. She started learning to cook at a very young age. She and her cousins were forced to help out in the kitchen: chopping veggies, frying samosas, and making desserts. But, what seemed like a punishment back then, has made her grow into an excellent cook! Growing up, she lived in both Dubai and Mumbai. This exposed her to a variety of cultures and has vastly influenced her cooking. Now, she lives in California and she has taught people with no cooking experience to become experts in Indian cooking. She loves meeting people from all over the world and sharing her passion for food with them. She has been running a small Gourmet Food Business for the past 4 years now.