recipe has been reproduced with the kind permission
in Ham, South West London Samara
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classes are held in our Mediterranean garden, and in
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class features three different Lebanese recipes, tips
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choose the ingredients, costs and the amount you need
to prepare for different occasions. You can also join
us, a day before on a shopping trip to the local market
or the Arabic shops to introduce you to many new ingredients,
and how to use them.
cooking session accommodates four people. Everyone prepares
and helps to put together the meal and at the end of
each session we all sit down with a bottle of Lebanese
wine to sample the food.
participants will take home a plate of Lebanese Baklava,
a bag of Lebanese bread, all the recipes they tried
and general cooking tips.
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is the traditional Lebanese Salad.
Bunches of flat parsley
1/2 Bunch of fresh mint
1 Small onion
1/2 Cup of fine brown burgul
5 Medium size tomatoes
1/2 Cup olive oil
2 tsp salt
2 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp black pepper
2 tsp dry mint
the parsley leaves and fresh mint into thin shreds,
wash and drain properly.
the onion into very small pieces, and sprinkle the
cinnamon, pepper and salt on top. Rub the onion mixture
between your fingers a few times, and leave aside.
the burgul a couple of times and drain, pour some
of the lemon juice on top and leave to soak for a
the tomatoes; again it has to be very small pieces
and add to the parsley and mint.
when you are ready to serve this dish, add all the
ingredients to the parsley, sprinkle the dry mint
and salt if needed, add olive oil and the rest of
the lemon juice and mix well.
immediately with Cos lettuce.