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Syrian Refugee Led Syrian Cuisine Cooking Series

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

New! Syrian Cuisine Cooking Class
Sundays, September 17 – October 8, Noon – 3 pm

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In this four-week class, Shahd Baeij, a Syrian refugee, will teach you to make Syrian delicacies as well as a sampling of her signature recipes. Chef Shahd’s single-session cooking classes at The J have been featured on Tucson’s own Fox 11 News and AZPM’s Arizona Spotlight. Co-hosted with the International Rescue Committee in Tucson. The recipes will be kosher and vegetarian.

Instructor: Shahd Baeij
$70/ $65 members drop-in class
$220/ $200 members for four classes
Demonstration Kitchen

Sunday, September 17: Syrian Salads

Shahd will teach you how to make her signature Syrian vegetable salad; a healthy potato salad; tabbouleh; and fattoush salad.

Sunday, September 24: Syrian Appetizers

Learn to create Syrian appetizers, including mutabal,a beet and eggplant dish; ful medamas, a fava bean dish; and baba ganoush.

Sunday, October 1: Syrian Specialties

Shahd will share her favorite recipes for oozy, a Syrian stuffed bread; kubah dabeh, a vegetarian croquette; taziki sauce; and yalange, a Syrian vegetable casserole.

Sunday, October 8: Syrian Desserts

Shahd will lead a lesson on Syrian desserts, including baklava; atayif, Syrian pancakes; and kunafeh, a pastry made from pistachios.


September 24
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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3800 East River Road
Tucson, 85718
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