Persian Cooking Class

Cooking Classes | Comprehensive Techniques | Middle Eastern | Vegetarian

Rating: 9.0

hosted by The Saffron Tales

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Join Persian cook Yasmin Khan for a culinary tour of one of the Middle East’s most delicious cuisines. 

This cookery class explores the classic flavours and techniques of Persian vegetarian food, covering fragrant rice pilafs, mezzes, stews, seasonal salads and desserts.

Classes are informal, relaxed and tailored for all levels - from novice beginners to experienced cooks. 

Persian food is one of the undiscovered treasures of Middle Eastern cuisine. Classic dishes include velvety pistachio soups, saffron-infused rice dishes and sumptuous slow-cooked stews using fruits such as pomegranates and quinces with vegetables, meat or fish. It is a cuisine known for its abundant use of fresh herbs, balanced sweet and sour flavours and delicate spices such as saffron, dried limes and orange blossom.

A typical class includes:

  • An introduction to classic Iranian ingredients such as pomegranate molasses, barberries, su’mac, dried limes, saffron, rosewater and orange blossom
  • Learning how to cook 5 recipes incorporating a soup, mezze dish, rice dish, main course and dessert
  • A delicious lunch (allergies and dietary requirements catered for)
    • Take home hand-outs of recipe sheets 

      Whether you are an individual who wants to expand their culinary repertoire or a group of friends wanting to have an interactive dining experience, join us and learn how to cook healthy, delicious meals to bring a taste of the Persia to your kitchen.

      Gift vouchers if you would like to buy a class as a present 

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      Deliscious food but not worth the price

      Rating: 5

      sarawinter attended in April 2015, reviewed on 11 April 2015

      I thought this class is slightly overpriced. The instructor was very friendly and knowledgable of the foods that we were making, however, the whole 3 hours were a bit boring to be honest. There wasn't very much to do ourselves, we were more just watching what she was doing in front of us. Another thing that made the experience a bit unpleasant was that the room was freezing cold! There was absolutely no heater on and it felt like we were doing this class in a very rundown place because of this.
      On the plus side though, all the food that we made was very tasty. and I'm glad I have the recipes to try out at home.

      The Saffron Tales responded on 1 May 2015:

      Hi Sara

      So sorry you found the room so cold, I wish you had told me on the day as we could have switched the heating on! I've not had that complaint before and it is easy to rectify so thanks for bringing it up. Glad you enjoyed the food and hope you try them out at home.

      Yasmin x

      Alex

      Rating: 10

      alexs attended in March 2015, reviewed on 31 March 2015

      What a fantastic introductory course. Yasmin is both knowledgable and passionate. She gave great explanations of the origins of the cuisine and the menu we put together was lovely and balanced. A great thing to do on your own or as a couple. It would also make a good present. It's all about the dried mint.

      Review

      Rating: 9

      sari attended in November 2014, reviewed on 1 December 2014

      I have thoroughly enjoyed the class. It was both very relaxed and equally informative. Yasmin shares her passion for the cuisine and the culture of Iran effectively. It left a taste for more...! The soup and beetroot salads will definitely become staple foods in my diet and I will attempt all other recipes for special occasions too. Looking forward to the book now. Thank you.

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      Rating: 10

      pfeffer13 attended in October 2014, reviewed on 2 November 2014

      Fabulous afternoon spent making and tasting the food of Iran. The class was well structured with plenty of time to talk about the food as well as to make and eat it. Yasmin's approach is warm and relaxed; she creates a perfect environment to communicate her great knowldege and passion for Iranian food an culture.

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      Rating: 10

      pfeffer13 attended in October 2014, reviewed on 2 November 2014

      Fabulous afternoon spent making and tasting the food of Iran. The class was well structured with plenty of time to talk about the food as well as to make and eat it. Yasmin's approach is warm and relaxed; she creates a perfect environment to communicate her great knowldege and passion for Iranian food an culture.

      Fun and Delicious

      Rating: 9

      tasha attended in October 2014, reviewed on 22 October 2014

      I really loved this class - it was relaxed and friendly, the class was well-structured with demos and participation, and Yasmin had chosen a great range of recipes for us to make and eat. I made one of them at home the next day and it was easy and delicious - and I fully intend to make all the others too!

      Excellent combination of taste and textures

      Rating: 10

      jckaraman attended in August 2014, reviewed on 10 August 2014

      A great class to attend if you want to learn a bit about the Persian cuisine. Yasmin gave us a lot of back ground about how to balance a dish with the right amount of sweet and sour and texture which is paramount to Persian food.
      Came away having learned some of my favourite dishes.
      A brilliant class to do for the experienced, or less experienced cooks.
      Looking forward to a next class by Yasmin!

      The Saffron Tales responded on 28 August 2014:

      Thanks so much for your feedback. We had so much fun! Hope to see you again sometime. Yasmin x

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