Persian Home Cooking

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | $110 per person

Don’t miss this hands-on cooking class featuring guest chef, Reza Mahdavi, avid Persian home cook and food enthusiast. Reza will introduce us to classic Persian home cooking and the fragrantly spiced, herb-laden, buttery iconic dishes that link back to his Persian heritage. He will also share the importance of ingredients in Persian dishes; basmati rice, saffron, herbs, rose petals, walnuts and pistachios, just to name a few.

As Reza explains; 1979 changed the life of many people in Iran. With a suitcase filled with Persian artwork and a cookbook, he ventured to Boston to pursue his higher education. Having been raised in a comfortable upper class household with two chefs and parents with exquisite taste for food, and no Persian restaurants or stores in Boston at the time, he had to do something! “I had to dial for 5 hours just to be connected to my home phone back in Iran. I had to pay over $20 a minute to Bell telephone, to speak with my mother and get instructions to make the Persian food that kept me awake at night”! Please join us for this special evening and experience the exquisite food of Persia.

Our Mothers’ Recipes

Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 10:30 am – 1:30 pm | $95 per person

What better way to celebrate Mother’s Day than to honor the many women who have nourished us throughout the years. Our mothers expressed their love and care through the dishes they created, cooked, and then taught us, so we could keep their food traditions going. There is nothing more powerful than food to trigger warm memories of the times we had together, whether from our childhood, sitting around the dinner table, or celebrating special occasions. We all look forward to eating the comforting dishes that remind us of the special women in our lives. I will share with you some of the cherished recipes that the mothers in my life have taught me and we ask each of you to please bring one recipe that your Mom or Grandmother has passed down to you.

Fish, 54 Seafood Feasts, by Cree LeFavour

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 | 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm | $125 per person

Thursday, May 17, 2018 | 10:30 am – 1:30 pm | $125 per person

Want to include more fish into your family’s diet? Its light, clean flavor, and healthy rich protein, make it a great call for last-minute dinners as it rarely takes more than 15 minutes to cook. A lot of people get nervous about cooking fish. There’s the indecision at the fish counter, the moral questions about sustainability, and the twinge of anxiety about cooking what you’ve bought correctly. This wonderful book is filled with your new go-to fish recipes.

Each chapter is defined by the flavors of key culinary regions around the world: American, Bistro, Latin, East Asian, South Asian, Middle Eastern and African. Recipes are further organized as sets of several recipes that combine to make a great meal; granting you the freedom to mix and match courses, and allowing you to treat guests to a dinner-party worthy meal, a casual Sunday lunch or an easy weekday supper. Each recipe is beautiful to look at and uncommonly flavorful, and are easy enough for a beginner but inspiring enough for a seasoned cook. After this cookbook class, trust me, you’ll want to buy, cook and eat fish more often.