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Iraqi Cooking with Maha: Immersion Workshop #2

at The League of Kitchens - Queens

Course Details
$175 2 seats left
Start Date:

Sun, Nov 03, 1:00pm - 5:30pm

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New York, New York 11105
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 5
Teacher: Maha

What you'll learn in this middle eastern cooking class:

Maha is from Baghdad, and although she has friends and family from all over Iraq, she spent most of her life in the capital. When she was young, Maha was a top equestrian competitor, competing in international riding events, and in college she majored in mathematics and physics. After getting married and having 5 sons, raising them (and feeding them!) became a full-time job. In 2007, Maha and her family were forced to flee Iraq because of the violence there. They lived in Jordan for several years, and moved to New York in 2014, through the United Nations. 

Maha has a certificate in traditional Arabic medicine, and in Queens she teaches the Qur’an and Arabic lessons and volunteers at her local Islamic center. She also recites Quranic verses while cooking as a way of putting her love into the food and making it even more delicious! While Maha has learned to cook some Greek and Chinese dishes, Iraqi cuisine is still her family’s favorite; the foods she loves best are dolma (stuffed grape leaves) and lamb biryani. Maha is excited to share the cuisine of her home country, since she hasn’t seen any Iraqi restaurants in New York, and is looking forward to learning from her students, too.

Biryaini Maaa Lahim Al Kharoof (Lamb Biryani)
  • A spectacular dish starring tender leg of lamb served over a bed of spiced, fluffy basmati rice and vermicelli studded with vegetables, dried fruit, and nuts.
Sabanikh Maaa Nomee Basrah (Spinach with Dried Lemon)
  • Wilted spinach, scallions, and herbs stewed with chickpeas and flavored with crushed dried lemon and hot curry powder.
Laban Maaa Al Khiyar Wal Ninaa (Yogurt with Cucumber and Mint)
  • Rich and creamy whole milk yogurt combined with diced Persian cucumbers, chopped garlic, and fresh mint.

Turshi Al Karnabeet Wal Jazar (Pickled Cauliflower and Carrot)
  • Seasonal vegetables pickled in turmeric vinegar.
Swar El Sit Baklava (Baklava with Ground Pistachios)
  • A show-stopping platter of crispy phyllo nests filled with pistachios and soaked in cardamom syrup.
* Food Allergies: This menu includes dairy, tree nuts, and wheat.

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If you cancel two weeks before your workshop you will receive a full credit for League of Kitchens, which you can apply to another League of Kitchens workshop. After that, you may send someone else in your place (we ask you to notify us in advance if you're doing this). In the rare event that an instructor needs to cancel last minute, students will receive a full refund.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
1:00pm - 5:30pm Maha 1 $175
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