Mezze is a way of life in Lebanon – it’s where a diverse collection of small dishes is placed before guests, allowing them to pick and choose the dishes they’d like to eat. Think raw salads, skewered meat, marinated seafood, pickled vegetables, hummus and pitta bread – everything you could possibly want! A typical mezze might consist of around thirty carefully selected dishes, both hot and cold!!
So what better person to bring this into your kitchen then Sara Komosa of Sara’s Kitchen and formally Elhams Deli in Little Clarendon Street. If you live locally you will remember how popular that shop was and for good reason. With one sold out class behind her already what else could we do but add another one!!!
Sara will be teaching you how to create these authentic mezze dishes:
- Fatet hummus – lots of garlic, yoghurt and pine nuts – yoghurt is known to strengthen your immune system.
- Zaatar bread – zaatar has strong antivirals. Sumac is the main ingredient in zaatar. Sumac is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory spices out there, so introducing this potent spice to your regular cooking can improve your immune system.
- Adas bi hamod – lentils in lemon with Swiss chard or spinach – lentils are loaded with iron, zinc and vitamin B6 which are all immunity boosting. Lemon not only makes your body more alkaline, but is a natural antioxidant that improves immune system. Spinach and Swiss chard are loaded with anti-oxidants and beta carotene which increase the infection fighting ability of our immune system.
- Djej w zaatar – Chicken baked in the oven with garlic and zaatar. LOTS OF GARLIC. Garlic is great for your immune system and we use it a lot!
We are already planning a third class as there are so many wonderful dishes to try! Book fast to avoid disappointment! Please note that we do not offer vegetarian options with these dishes.