Demonstration and Tasting, $25
The ancient cuisine of Persia was formed thanks to the Silk Road, the legendary East-to-West trade route that stretched all the way from China to Italy throughout nearly 2,000 years of cultural and commercial exchanges. Today, Persian food is characterized by an abundance of fragrant herbs, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and the ever-present side dishes of yogurt and rice. Come help us kick off our summer series with local food advocacy nonprofit Just Food, and discover Chef Louisa Shafia’s healthy, contemporary take on this venerable cuisine. All proceeds from tonight’s class will benefit Just Food.
On the Menu: Yogurt Soda with Mint; Baked Herb Frittata with Walnuts (Kuku Sabzi); Fava Bean, Cucumber, and Dill Salad; Chicken with Rice and Barberries (Zereshk Polow); Yogurt with Roasted Beets; Rhubarb Cake with Pistachios and Orange Blossom Water.
Instructor: Louisa Shafia, Chef and Cookbook Author (Lucid Food: Cooking for an Eco-Conscious Life, Ten Speed Press)