May 14th: Flavors of Jerusalem (Albany)

May 14th: Flavors of Jerusalem (Albany)

Join chef Aliza Grayevsky Somekh for an exploration of the unique blend of cultures and cuisines that make the flavors of Jerusalem so delicious! In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to prepare and taste a variety of different dishes as diverse as the regions that they come from.

Dukkah (pronounced DOO-kah), an egyptian spice mix, gets its name from the Arabic word for "to crush" or "to pound," which is precisely how it's made. It is a mixture of nuts and spices that are grounded into a coarse powder. You can serve it in olive oil as a dipping sauce, sprinkle it on cheese, yogurt and vegetables, or use it as a rub for meat, fish or poultry.

Chraime is a fish dish prepared in tomato sauce, hot peppers and other spices, which is a traditional food of Jews of North African origin. Participants will prepare this to enjoy with freshly baked Challah.

In addition, participants will take home recipes to create their own dishes at home and receive a 10% discount on any in-store purchases made following the workshop. (Discount is valid the night of the workshop only.)

About the instructor:

Aliza Grayevsky Somekh is a chef, caterer and eighth generation Jerusalemite! Raised in the kitchens of Jerusalem, she grew up cooking and eating everything the city's streets and markets had to offer, making her intimately familiar with Jerusalem's culinary collision of flavors and cultures. Her approach to cooking is a melting pot fusing the diverse culinary influences that she grew up with and inspired by the abundance of quality produce in California. This "best of all worlds" touch creates dishes that are contemporary and rich in both flavor and history! www.bishulimsf.com

 When: Tuesday, May 14th 7:15pm-8:45pm

Where: Oaktown Spice Shop, 1224 Solano Ave., Albany

Cost: $60 on Eventbrite





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