Arabic Cooking and Baking Series: Helou for the Holidays, Part I
In this series, participants will be invited on a hands-on culinary journey through the Arab world, discovering the history, culture, and science behind some of the Arab world's most essential dishes and seizing the opportunity to produce them with your own hands. From essential baking and hospitality in the Levant, to traditional Palestinian dishes, from the sweet and savory flavors of Morocco, to festive holiday treats, this class series will provide
As the holiday season draws near, participants will learn to prepare helou (Arabic for sweets) in time for the holidays. You will learn to make the famous sweet and syrupy baklawa, a phyllo pastry dessert layered most popularly with crushed nuts. We'll also venture beyond traditional fillings and explore fun flavor combos, from nutella to sweet pastry cream. Don't count your calories for this class!
TIME AND DATE
Saturday December 13, 2014
11:00am-2:00pm (3 hours)
Single Session $33 ($15 Instruction fee + $15 supplies fee)
Single Session $30 ($15 Instruction fee + $15 supplies fee) for ACCC Members*
OUR INSTRUCTOR: Reem Assil
Reem is a Palestinian Syrian baker and social justice activist residing in Oakland, CA. After a decade of working as a community and labor organizer, Reem decided to pursue her passion in baking, working in dessert and pastry catering and as an owner and baker at one of the Bay Area's most esteemed cooperative bakeries, Arizmendi Bakery & Pizzeria. Her passion for food, culture and community has led her to Reem's, a bakery concept that celebrates Arab culture and cuisine through the provision of breads and pastries from the Levantine region of the Arab world.
*ACCC member rates valid for members with a current 2014 ACCC membership. Annual membership expires Dec. 31st of each year.
Must be 15 years of age or older and minors are to be accompanied by a parent unless otherwise approved by instructor.
Arab Cultural and Community Center (View)
2 Plaza St.
San Francisco, CA 94116