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Summary Flavours of the Middle East

Fresh, colourful and healthy, Middle Eastern food is suffused with spice and sensual aromatics. Explore Persian, Turkish and Lebanese cuisine as you produce an array of dishes using signature ingredients such as sumac, pistachios, pomegranate molasses and rose water. Under the guidance of Leiths teachers you will learn to cook a delicious menu.

Typical recipes/skills covered may include:

  • Muhamara
  • Spiced lamb rump
  • Basmati & wild rice with chickpeas, currants and herbs
  • Cucumber and red onion salad
  • Yoghurt tahini dressing
  • Baklava cigars

Please note, menu may be subject to change.

Class structure

Your day will comprise of a mixture of hands on cookery and demonstrations performed by the Leiths tutors. Unless otherwise stated, you will be eating the food that you have cooked during your class for lunch, usually with wine or elderflower cordial around a communal table. If your class does not involve cooking lunch you will enjoy delicious sharing platters prepared by the school.

Allergies and dietary restrictions

Please call the school to discuss any relevant allergies with a member of staff. You can read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

Practical info Flavours of the Middle East

What is included:

  • Refreshments on arrival
  • A recipe booklet
  • All ingredients provided and weighed out for you in advance
  • Lunch of your own making or sharing platters prepared by the school, both with Louis Latour wines
  • We do the washing up!

What you need to bring:

  • Flat soled shoes
  • Long trousers and a long sleeved top are advisable

Allergies and dietary restrictions:

We are happy to make adjustments where possible. Some classes are however unsuitable for people with particular intolerances – where the menu would need to be completely different. We need 10 days' notice to be able to properly check the class and adjust the order accordingly. Please read our full policy on allergies and dietary restrictions here.

* All prices correct at time of publishing. Please note that prices are likely to change at the end of each financial year (April).

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