Mediterranean

SEPHARDIC MACAROONS: Italian Pignoli-Almond AND Syrian Pistachio-Orange Blossom Water

MENU: Italian Flourless Almond Macaroons with Pignoli Nuts Syrian Flourless Salted …

BIRYANI: Kurdish Mixed Rice with Fried Potatoes, Onions, Almonds, and Spice Mix

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Turmeric Ground cumin Ground cardamom Ground allspice Ground cloves Cinnamon …

CHANIOTIKO BOUREKI: Cretan Zucchini and Potato Pie with Goat Cheese and Fresh Mint

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Russet potatoes Zucchini Kosher or sea salt Black pepper Dried …

BA’LAWA: Syrian Layered Fila Pastry with Pistachios and Rose Water-Lemon Syrup

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Sugar Rose water Lemon Phyllo/fila dough Unsalted butter or Earth …

LASAGNA el’BADENJAN: Middle Eastern Style Eggplant Parmesan with Za’tar and Sharp Cheese (fry-free/flourless)

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Fresh basil or coriander leaves Large black eggplants Onions Garlic …

DIP DUO: Moroccan Roasted Tomato Matboucha AND Greek Almond-Garlic Skordalia

MENU: Moroccan Matboucha Dip with Roasted Tomatoes, Garlic, and Smoked Paprika Greek …

SALADE DE CAROTTES: Moroccan Cooked Carrot Salad with Coriander, Cumin, Raisins, and Saffron

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Carrots Lemon Fresh coriander (cilantro) leaves Black and/or golden raisins …

YOM HA’ATZMAUT: Classic Style Israeli Hummus with Tahini and Za’atar Pita Chips

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Canned chickpeas OR dried chickpeas (more traditional) Baking soda (if …

MID EAST BBQ: CHEF TALK and COOKING PROGRAM on Fattoush Salad, Lamb Kufte Kebabs AND Tamarind Iced “Tea”

Summer is just around the corner, and what better way to …

KIBBEH HAMDAH: CHEF TALK and COOKING PROGRAM on Syrian Sour Soup with Lemon, Mint, and Bulgur-Stuffed Meatballs

The word “el’kubbetun/kubbeh(tun)” is a 7th century Classical Arabic word for “ball,” …

SHAKSHOUKA: CHEF TALK and COOKING PROGRAM on North African Tomato and Pepper Stew with Cumin, Olives, and Whole Poached Eggs

Shakshouka — a bright and colorful stew of red tomatoes, orange and …

SEPHARDIC PASSOVER: CHEF TALK and COOKING PROGRAM on Cinnamon Dusted Haroset “Truffles” AND Flourless Macaroons

MENU: Italian Flourless Almond Macaroons with Pignoli Nuts Syrian Flourless Salted …

LASAGNA di PANE AZZIMO: CHEF TALK and COOKING PROGRAM on Italian Style Passover Matzah Pie with Crushed Tomatoes, Basil, and Pot Cheese

Passover is one of the most loved holidays in the Jewish calendar …

EZOGELIN ÇORBASI: CHEF TALK and COOKING PROGRAM on “Ezo-the-Bride’s” Turkish Wedding Soup with Red Lentils, Bulgur, Butter, and Mint

Turkish Ezogelin Çorbasi, otherwise known as “Ezo the Bride’s Soup,” is traditionally …

SPANIKOPITA: CHEF TALK and COOKING PROGRAM on Greek Layered Phyllo Pie with Spinach, Swiss Chard, and Feta

Everyone who loves Greek food knows spanakopita — a flaky pie stuffed …

ANDALUSIAN GAZPACHO: CHEF TALK and COOKING PROGRAM on Chilled Spanish Soup with Tomatoes, Balsamic, Cumin and Coriander AND White Wine Sangria Spritzer with Lime, Peach, Mint

Take a trip to Andalusia where earthy North African spices mingle with …

FALAFEL: CHEF TALK and COOKING PROGRAM on The Original Veggie Burger!

What makes falafel so versatile, and where does it come from? Learn …

BOUREKAS: CHEF TALK and COOKING PROGRAM on Savory Sephardic Spinach and Cheese Pastries

The flaky stuffed börek — a pastry that once made its way …

ALBÓNDIGAS: CHEF TALK and COOKING PROGRAM on The Sephardic Meatball

Whether as a soup or a stew, meatball dishes have become a …

Warm Lemony Spinach with Chickpeas AND Baked Broad Beans with Tomatoes, Garlic and Oregano

MENU: Gigantes: Baked Greek Broad Beans with Tomatoes, Olive Oil, and …

MID EAST BBQ: Fattoush Salad, Lamb Kufte Kebabs AND Tamarind Iced “Tea”

MENU: Tangy Tamarind “Iced Tea” with Lemon Fattoush Salad with Parsley, …

JEWISH CUISINE: CHEF TALK and SLIDE PRESENTATION on What makes traditional foods Jewish?

According to the Wikipedia dictionary, the word cuisine is defined as “A style …

FLOURLESS SYRIAN PISTACHIO COOKIES with Orange Blossom Water AND Moroccan Green Tea with Fresh Mint

MENU: Flourless Syrian Pistachio Cookies with Orange Blossom Water Moroccan Green Tea …

ALBÓNDIGAS: The Sephardic Meatball with Cinnamon, Cloves and Tamarind

Whether as a soup or a stew, meatball dishes have become a …

BOUREKAS: Savory Sephardic Spinach and Cheese Pastries

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: All-purpose flour Kosher salt Vegetable, sunflower, safflower or canola oil …

THANKSGIVING BAKING! Spanish Olive Oil-Almond Cake with Orange Blossom Water

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: All-purpose flour Farina (or Cream of Wheat cereal) Sugar Baking …

FALAFEL: The Original Veggie Burger!

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Dried chickpeas OR canned chickpeas Baking soda (if using dried …

TURKISH ESSENTIALS 1: Full Menu (Vegetarian/Dairy)

MENU: Ezogelin Çorbasi: Red Lentil, Bulgur, Butter, and Mint Soup Kara …

SYRIAN SPECIALTIES 4: Full Menu (Vegetarian/Parve/Non-dairy)

MENU: Addes: Red Lentil Soup with Garlic, Coriander, and Lemon Fattush: …

SYRIAN SPECIALTIES 3: Full Menu (Vegetarian/Dairy)

MENU: Fattush: Parsley Salad with Parsley, Cucumbers, Mint-Za’tar Dressing, and Pita …

SYRIAN SPECIALTIES 2: Full Menu (Fish and Vegetarian/Dairy)

MENU: Fattush: Parsley Salad with Parsley, Cucumbers, Mint-Za’tar Dressing, and Pita …

SYRIAN SPECIALTIES 1: Full Menu (Vegetarian/Meat)

MENU: Hummos: Creamy Chickpea Spread with Tahini, Olive Oil and Lemon …

NORTH AFRICAN DELICACIES 1: Full Menu (Vegetarian or Fish)

MENU: Yellow Rice with Onions and Turmeric (except if preparing couscous dish) …

MODERN EVERYDAY COUNTRY FRENCH: Full Menu (Vegetarian/Dairy)

MENU: North African Style Taboulé-Couscous Salad with Lemon, Yellow Peppers and …

MIDDLE EASTERN MEZZE COCKTAIL PARTY: Full Menu (Vegetarian/Meat)

MENU: Creamy Hummos with Lemon, Sesame Paste, and Za’tar Muhammara: Roasted Red …

GOING GREEK 2: Full Menu (Vegetarian/Dairy)

MENU: Skordalia: Garlic-Almond Spread with Lemon Greek Country Salad with Chopped Cucumbers, …

GOING GREEK 1: Full Menu (Vegetarian/Dairy)

MENU: Gigantes: Baked Broad Beans with Tomatoes and Olive Oil Keftedes Apo …

GALAKTOBOUREKO: Buttery Greek Phyllo Pie Filled with Egg Custard and Lemon Zest Syrup

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Whole milk Unsalted butter Phyllo dough Fine semolina (pasta flour) …

SAMAK m’TAHINA: Syrian Baked Fish with Garlic and Tahini-Lemon Sauce AND Bulgur Pilaf with Chickpeas

MENU: Samak m’Tahina: Syrian Baked Fish with Garlic and Tahini-Lemon Sauce Bulgur …

RIZ ESPANIE: Sephardic Rice with Tomatoes, Ground Lamb, Cumin, and Raisins

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Ground lamb or beef Black raisins Vegetable, canola, sunflower, safflower, …

IJEH b’LAHMEH: Syrian Meat Croquettes with Onions, Allspice and Cinnamon

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Ground beef Onions Parsley or celery leaves Eggs Unflavored breadcrumbs, …

KEFTEDES apo SPANAKI: Greek Spinach Fritters with Dill and Sharp Cheese AND Tzatziki Yogurt Dressing

MENU: Keftedes apo Spanaki: Greek Spinach Fritters with Dill and Sharp …

SBANECH b’LIMONEH: Syrian Creamed Lemon Spinach with Chickpeas

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Extra virgin olive oil Canned chickpeas Baby spinach leaves Onions …

KÉIK KRASIOÚ me ELEÓLATHO: Greek Wine Cake with Olive Oil, Cloves, and Cinnamon

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Extra virgin olive oil (Greek preferred!) Red wine or red …

PESAH SPANIKOPITA: Greek Matzah Meal Pie with Spinach, and Dill

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Feta cheese (optional) Eggs Matzah meal Kosher salt Black pepper …

SPANECH JIBBIN: Syrian Spinach-Cheese Pie (served with cucumber-mint-yogurt dressing)

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Vegetable, canola, or olive oil Onions Frozen chopped spinach Cucumbers …

M’JEDRAH Syrian Rice and Lentils (served with cucumber-mint-yogurt dressing)

MENU: M’jedrah: Syrian Rice with Lentils and Onions Yogurt Dressing with Cucumbers …

MEDITERRANEAN CHICKEN with Lemon, Olives, and White Wine

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Chicken pieces (mix of bone-in thighs, legs, 1 breast) Extra …

ADDES: Syrian Red Lentil Soup with Garlic, Coriander, and Lemon

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Extra virgin olive oil Ground cumin Ground coriander Kosher salt …

KASHKARIKAS: Egyptian Peeled Zucchini Stew with Tomato, Lemon and Dill AND Turmeric Yellow Rice

MENU: Kashkarikas: Egyptian Peeled Zucchini Stew with Tomato, Lemon and Dill …

KASHKARIKAS: Egyptian Peeled Zucchini Stew with Tomato, Lemon and Dill

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Sunflower, canola, safflower, or extra virgin olive oil Tomato paste …

KIBBEH NEYEH: Syrian Bulgur Salad Torpedoes with Red Lentils, Scallions, Peppers and Cumin

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Extra virgin olive oil Dried red lentils Fine-grain bulgur wheat …

BOULETTES de VIANDE avec des PETITS POIS: Algerian Lamb-Beef Patties with Ground Almonds, Cumin, Saffron, and Peas

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Ground lamb Ground beef Eggs Onions Mint leaves Coriander leaves …

D’JAJ MISH MOSH: Syrian Sweet-and-Tart Chicken with Apricots, Tomatoes, and Lemon

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Chicken pieces (white and dark meat; preferably bone-in) Dried Turkish …

PASTEL de TORTA: Gibraltarian Matzah “Lasagna” with Ground Beef, Turmeric, and Nutmeg

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: 3 tablespoons safflower oil 2 cups finely chopped yellow onions …

ARROZ kon SPINAKA: Greek Sephardic Rice with Spinach, Tomatoes, Feta and Dill

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Long-grain white rice Extra virgin olive oil Kosher salt Black …

KOUSKSI de PRINTEMPS: Tunisian Spring Vegetable Couscous with Carrots, Tomatoes, Chickpeas, and Quatre Épices

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Canned chickpeas Fine regular or whole wheat couscous Extra virgin …

LEBANESE COUSCOUS SALAD with Basil, Apricots, Dates, and Toasted Pine Nuts with a Honey-Lemon Dressing

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Kosher salt Black pepper Dried mint Fresh basil leaves Dried …

ANDALUSIAN GAZPACHO: Chilled Spanish Soup with Tomatoes, Balsamic, Cumin and Coriander

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Persian or Israeli cucumber Red and yellow tomatoes Red bell …

EZOGELIN ÇORBASI: “Ezo-the-Bride’s” Turkish Wedding Soup with Red Lentils, Bulgur, Butter, and Mint

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Ground lamb or beef Long-grain white rice (if you have …

KIBBEH HAMDAH: Syrian Sour Soup with Lemon, Mint, and Bulgur-Stuffed Meatballs

The word “el’kubbetun/kubbeh(tun)” is a 7th century Classical Arabic word for “ball,” …

LASAGNA di PANE AZZIMO: Italian Style Passover Matzah Pie with Crushed Tomatoes, Basil, and Pot Cheese

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Eggs Whole milk pot cheese, Farmer’s cheese, cottage cheese (4% …

SEPHARDIC PASSOVER: Cinnamon Dusted Haroset “Truffles” AND Flourless Macaroons

MENU: Italian Flourless Almond Macaroons with Pignoli Nuts OR: Syrian Flourless …

SPANIKOPITA: Greek Layered Phyllo Pie with Spinach, Swiss Chard, and Feta

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Onions Baby spinach leaves Red or Green Swiss chard leaves …

MEDITERRANEAN COCKTAIL PARTY: CHEF TALK and COOKING PROGRAM on Hummus, Feta Dip, Za’tar Pita Chips AND “Rose of Aleppo” Cocktail

MENU: “Rose of Aleppo” Gin Cocktail with Cardamom Syrup, Lemon, Rose …

SHAKSHOUKA: North African Tomato and Pepper Stew with Cumin, Olives, and Whole Poached Eggs

GENERAL INGREDIENTS: Onions Green bell peppers Garlic Kosher salt Ground black pepper …

Jennifer Abadi | Skills Mediterranean