Spice Blending

Sunday, March 24, 2019
1:00 –2:30 pm
Tuition: $20.00 (Member $18.00)

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 spices, such as Dukkah (pronounced DOO-kah), an Egyptian spice mix, which 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, or sprinkle it on cheese, yogurt or vegetables.

In addition, participants will receive recipes and spices to create their own dishes at home!


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!