Mediterranean Mezze: How to Build the Perfect Summer Party Platter
Sunday, July 9 from 10 AM to 2 PM
Level: All levels
Cost: $95 per person including hands-on instruction, recipes, and a tasting lunch
Location: Brot Bakehouse School and Kitchen, 38 Meade Rd., Fairfax Vermont
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The definition of “mezze” according to people of the Mediterranean is “small plates for sharing.”
Mealtime shared with family and friends is a major part of daily life in the Mediterranean. Each country has its own specialty small plate dishes, often served to accompany the local drink. Some may think of mezze dishes as appetizers, antipasti or tapas, but if you’ve been to Greece, Turkey, Lebanon or parts of the eastern Mediterranean, you know that mezze is far more than appetizers; it is often a meal in its own right.
In this class we will learn to make a variety of mezze, perfect for a party platter and summer entertaining. We will learn to make baked herb falafel with a sumac tahini dressing, stuffed grape leaves, the authentic method for making a smooth and creamy hummus (and how it is traditionally served), fire-roasted eggplant baba ganoush and a fresh herb, vegetable and grain tabbouleh salad. These dishes will be served with pita bread that each student will learn to bake in the wood-fired oven. On top of hands-on instruction and tasting you will learn about the history of classic mediterranean mezze dishes, the culture around shared platters and Mediterranean hospitality and how to use spices and condiments to create rich flavors.
Join us as we travel to the Mediterranean for an afternoon of cooking, tasting and enjoying the bounty of summer!
About the instructor:
Anna Mays spent several years in Paris and Lyon and studied at Le Cordon Bleu Cooking School in London. An anthropologist, she has traveled the world exploring cooking techniques and recipes and taught in the food systems department at Sterling College in Vermont. When not teaching or cooking Anna works on food security projects in Sub-Saharan Africa with The Food Economy Group and coordinates the Mosaic of Flavor cooking series, a partnership between City Market and the Vermont Refugee Resettlement Program.
Please be aware of our cancellation policy:
- Full Payment is due upon registering for a class. We understand that there will be circumstances whereby you will need to cancel your course or change the date. Given two weeks or more notice we are happy to offer a full refund.
- If we need to postpone or cancel a class either a full refund will be given, or you can use your payment as a credit towards any future class.
- If you need to cancel last minute - two weeks or less of the class date - a full refund will be offered if we can refill your booking. Otherwise a 50% refund will be issued.