"The Samara Cuisine Experience"
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We try out lots of ingredients and we can share the recipes with you.
We offer private lessons in lebanese cookery.
We offer trips to local markets and Arabic shops, providing an introduction to various products.
Tel: 07740 869 849
Email: Email us
A great Xmas gift / Valentine's Day gift for your loved ones
Great value for money Lebanese cooking classes as a treat for you and all your family, friends or work colleagues. The cooking class will cover a range of healthy, quick and very tasty traditional Lebanese meals that are easy to prepare. You will learn how to cook, store, and make three authentic Lebanese dishes. Everyone prepares and helps to put together the meal and at the end of each session, we all sit down with a drink to have a well earned lunch. All participants will take home a little gift, all the recipes and general cooking tips.
Lebanese Dishes for the 15th February, 2014 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
1. Baba Ghanouj, Smoked aubergine dip with lemon juice and pomegranate seeds.
2. Tabouleh, traditional Lebanese salad, with parsley, tomatoes and cracked wheat.
3. Fakhed Bil Riz, Aromatic leg of lamb served on a bed of rice, spices and nuts.
Lebanese Dishes for the 11th January, 2014 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm (Class Full)
1. Bamieh Bil Zait, okra (lady's fingers) with tomatoes, onion, garlic and coriander.
2. Samak Maa Riz Bil Zafaran, a large Salmon marinated with orange juice, honey and olive oil sauce, on a bed of Saffron Rice.
3. Layali Libnan, Lebanese nights, aromatic semolina, milk and rose water pudding garnished with pistachio nuts.
Lebanese Dishes for the 18th January, 2014 at 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
(2 places available)
1. Loubieh Bil Zait, green beans with tomatoes, onion, garlic and olive oil.
2. Shawarma, marinated lamb in Lebanese spices, shallow fried, wrapped in home made Lebanese bread.
3. Khobiz, Lebanese home made flat bread.
Cost for each class
£65.00 including ingredients. Please make the cheque payable to Samara Cuisine Ltd.
1 The Avenue
Surrey TW16 5HT
Make a booking
This cooking class can accommodate up to 10 people. Due to the high demands, all places should be booked in advance. If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call me on 07740 869 849 (mob) or 01932 785 865 (landline). None of the places are refundable or transferable. For more details please view our short film.
Please see below the latest cooking class testimonials.
Many thanks for the photo’s. David and I had a great time with you and all your guest's. The food was a delight to eat.
Please keep us updated with future classes, especially if you decide to hold the fish class.
Once again many thanks.
All the best to you.
Brenda and David
My mother had a brilliant time and met some lovely people. She is now talking about visiting Syria as soon as it quietens down – someone made an impression!
Please let me know if you are adding more events, my Mother lives in Portugal half the year, but when she is back she loves learning new culinary ideas.
As usual thank you Mona for yet another wonderful cooking class. Great food and great company. I have already made the Muhamara.
With best wishes,
Thank you Mona for a wonderful lunch, great fun, looking forward to the next one
With best wishes
Just a quick note to thank you for such a great afternoon. The class thoroughly exceeded my expectations and I really enjoyed myself.
I hope to see you at your next class or maybe before, walking the dog.
Lebanon’s loss is truly England’s gain.
Thank you so much for your wonderful cooking class today. The food was all so delicious and we are truly inspired by our great teacher to try the recipes out for ourselves now! Many thanks also for the baklava - we are still way too full to eat any at the moment, but look forward to trying them later!
Very many thanks again and we look forward to the next class! Hummus and tabbouleh next, we hope!!
Claire and Usman
I just wanted to say thank you for a wonderful day on Saturday. It was great fun and I enjoyed meeting everyone.
I shall be trying out the recipe on some friends in a couple of weeks...
Please keep my name on your mailing list, as I should love to come again.
I just wanted to say a big thank you once again for Saturday. It was a wonderful day, wonderful food and of course wonderful company.
I Hope to see you soon.
Many thanks for the class and the food and the recipes! I look forward to doing it again soon.
Terra Sancta Education Trust
22nd October, 2011
Just a quick note to say how lovely it was to be in your home with some of my girlfriends to enjoy my birthday lunch. You made it so special that we all joined in, and with your tips we will be able to reproduce the delicious meal to share with friends. The food was so tasty and the mixtures and flavours were perfect – they always say you should learn something new every day, and today I did. Thank you for making it such a special day for me.
6th October, 2011
I enjoyed very much the food. It was excellent and hope that you arrange another vegetarian class with different varieties in November.
Thank you so much for the giving us all such an enjoyable day today. You made us all feel so welcome, and you have inspired us all with your style, enthusiasm and delicious food.
Everyone was planning their Lebanese menus on the way home - first one being me this Saturday!
So thank you for such a successful and happy day.
Just a quick email to thank you for a great day, food was absolutely lovely and Ange and I enjoyed it immensely!
Looking forward to the next course so let me know dates!
13th June, 2010
Thank you for letting me into your home and sharing some of your
cooking tips. That was a delightful group of women and I am
sure they all enjoyed it as much as I did. I shall have to
make a shopping trip back to the middle eastern stores and pack a
cooler to bring back the frozen items. That feta was delicious and I
am not really big on feta find it to salty.
I look forward to your next class.
13th June, 2010
Just a note to thank you so much for such a lovely time yesterday. It was huge fun and such a nice group. Catherine and I recognised each other from a cookery class we both did a few weeks ago in central London. We agreed that we preferred yours! I shall be trying the Mulukhieh this week.
I wish you every success over your busy summer - you work so hard you deserve it! I hope to be able to attend the next class in October.
22nd January, 2010
Thank you very much for the course on Saturday; enjoyed it very much. Looking forward to cooking it all next weekend for my mother-in-law's 80th birthday.
21st January, 2010
Sorry its taken me so many days to email you, but had a busy week at work, I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the day on Saturday. I already made the Baba Ghanouj and am looking forward to making the lamb dish as soon as I have some time free!
Please let me know when you are doing other classes as I’m really keen to come to another one to learn more about Lebanese cuisine.
Thank you once again,
20th January, 2010
Thank you very much for the course. My husbancd cooked everything for 8 friends on Saturday and everyone was very impressed! It was really delicious.
16th November, 2009
I meant to send you a note earlier to say how much I enjoyed meeting you and taking the course! Thank you for your hospitality and a reminder of the wonderful flavours of Beirut. I look forward to trying the recipies.
6th October, 2009
I just wanted to say thank you for Saturday. I cooked everything on
Sunday (except for Baklava) and it all turned out very well, my son
was very impressed!
I would love to know of any other days you are doing.
7th June, 2009
I wanted to thank you for a beautiful day today. I thoroughly enjoyed myself and felt very safe in your perfectly professional hands. Thank you for the tips and the opportunity to meet ladies I had so much in common with. Could you tell none of us wanted to leave? I hope your book is done soon - I have so many plans for distributing it!! Here is something to make you smile, in case I have not shared with you yet: http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A23428587
Lots of love, and hope to see you again soon.