Located in the horn with the longest coastline in mainland Africa, Somalia was a powerhouse in the spice trade for centuries and a common stopping point for sailing vessels from all over the world. This allowed indigenous Somali cuisine to expand and incorporate the influence of Indian, East African, Italian, and Middle Eastern flavors, leading to a delicious and unique culinary tradition. Join local chef Ifrah Ahmed in class, where she will teach you about the cuisine of Somalia and how to make some of her favorite classic dishes. On the menu: suqaar digaag (spiced chicken and pepper saute); bariis (Somali rice); sambuus (fried triangular dumplings filled with beef and vegetables); and basbaas (Somali-style hot sauce).
Please note: some classes can be adjusted for students with dietary restrictions, but many cannot. If you’re vegetarian, pescatarian, or gluten-free, you can use the drop-down menu on our events page to view the best classes to fit your needs. If a class you’re interested in doesn’t appear in that filtered view, please email us before registering and we’ll see if the class’s menu can be modified.
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