For this introduction to the world of Arab baking and pastry we are thrilled to welcome chef Reem Assil, owner of the Bay Area’s beloved Reem’s bakeries and author of the cookbook Arabiyya: Recipes from the Life of an Arab in Diaspora. You’ll learn the science, art, and history behind the recipes, and you’ll make mu’ajinaat (savory pastries) from start to finish: fatayer sabaanikh (spinach and onion turnovers), sfeeha Ba’albekiyyeh (Baalbek-Style lamb, pomegranate, and pine nut turnovers), and laffat safarjal (quince and cheese rolls), all accompanied by a fattoush salad. Each ticket includes one copy of Reem’s cookbook.
We are excited to welcome you into our space and would like to remind you of our covid policy. For the safety and comfort of our guests and staff, we are requiring proof of vaccination and ID to attend in-person events in our space. Please make sure you and your guests know to bring either their vaccination card or a photo of their card as well as their ID. If you have had symptoms of covid or if you have been in close contact with someone with covid in the past 10 days, please follow the current CDC guidelines. If you are sick, please stay home. Guests may be required to wear a mask during instruction, depending on the local transmission rate at the time of class (we will have some extra masks on hand if needed). Thank you for your help keeping each other and our staff safe!