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Cape Town cooking course 02/25/14

Moroccan cooking goes vegetarian in this delicious cooking course taking place in March in Cape Town. Book now!


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After our event in Johannesburg, we’re bringing a Moroccan-themed cooking course to Cape Town!

The class is hosted by Noureddine Belfakih who is from the city of Agadir in Morocco. Come and enjoy a fun and exotic evening delving into the secrets of the Moroccan kitchen. Join Noury as he takes you on a tastebud tingling spice journey through some popular Moroccan dishes.

The first event will take place on 31 March. There are only 10 spots, so book soon to secure your spot. If there’s loads of interest – we can schedule a second course. Check back for more details.

THE MENU

  • Harira soup – a traditional and hearty soup most often served to break the fast during Ramadan
  • Carrot, butternut and chick pea tagine – with a hint of chilli
  • Briouates – a Moroccan type of spring roll also called ‘cigars’ filled either with spinach & feta or a spiced mixed veg.
  • Couscous with fresh mint and toasted almonds
  • Zaalouk – a spicy roasted eggplant and tomato veg side dish
  • Warm beetroot salad with lemon, cilantro, parsley olive oil and cumin
  • Stewed pears and figs in a warm spiced honey syrup served with ice-cream or cream
  • Moroccan Mint Tea Ceremony

THE WINE
I am pleased to announce that Avondale Wines will be sponsoring wine and conducting a wine pairing with the menu. Avondale’s wines are certified organic and they follow biodynamic farming methods. Here’s how they describe their farming approach: “Terra Est Vita meaning ‘Soil is Life’ encapsulates our view of Avondale Estate as a dynamic living system where soil, water and energy; plants, animals and people;even our buildings, are part of a complex web of relationships and networks, interconnected and interdependent.”

And, their wines are amazing. On the night, we’ll be sampling:

Armilla MCC
Cyclus (White Blend)
Camissa Blanc de Noir
Samsara 

All recipes will be emailed to guests as a PDF booklet so that you can make them in future.

When: 18:30 – 21:30 on Monday, 31st March 2014

Where: Stir Crazy Catering & Cooking school
423 Main Rd
Observatory

Price: R400

Drinks: Non-alcoholic drinks will be supplied. Please feel free to bring your own wine, beer or other beverages as well as your own apron.

How to book:
Send an email to Laura Cooke on editor@veggie.buntch.net or call 084 369 0995 to book. Bookings will only be confirmed on receipt of payment. Bookings close on Friday, 21 March. Places are limited.

About the hosts:
On the day of the course, Noury and Fiona will be showing you how to make authentic Moroccan cuisine. Noury and Fiona met online three years ago and were immediately drawn together through their love for food and travel. Noury, who comes from Agadir in Morocco, has been cooking since the age of 12. In Morocco, food is an integral part of the culture, with families often sharing meals together from a single, communal dish. After seven months of chatting online, Fiona flew to Morocco to meet Noury and drink in the food, culture and sights. Seven months later, Noury flew to South Africa, where they now live with their daughter Sofiya-Rose.
Noury is a graphic designer and Fiona a musician and teacher. They decided to start the classes to share the wonderful flavours, spices and culture of Morocco with South Africans.

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Laura Cooke is the editor and creator of the Veggie Bunch website and community.


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