Guest Host: Fatima-MiddleEast

  • Fatima:  A Feast for the Senses-#1
Experience Schedule (menus below):
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20 spots available
Fatima: Cocktails and Mezes Series-#1
$35.00 Sign up now
Thursday Oct 1 6:30pm-8:15pm
12 spots available
Fatima: Vegetarian Series-#1
$35.00 Sign up now
Thursday Oct 8 6:30pm-8:15pm
20 spots available
Fatima: A Feast for the Senses-#1
$35.00 Sign up now
Thursday Oct 22 6:45pm-8:15pm
20 spots available
Fatima: PRIVATE GROUP Cocktails and Mezes (Custom)
$40.00 Sign up now
DELIVERY OF INGREDIENTS _OCT 22, 2020 (Non-perishable ingredients only)
20 spots available
Fatima: PRIVATE GROUP Cocktails and Mezes (Custom)
$50.00 Sign up now
Thursday Nov 19 6:30pm-8:15pm
20 spots available
Fatima: A Feast for the Senses-#3
$35.00 Sign up now
Wednesday Nov 11 9:30am-11:15am
20 spots available
Fatima: More than Brunch Series-#1
$35.00 Sign up now

Online experiences are 1.5 hours in duration with lots of time for questions and conversation. Please note Fatima's experiences are more involved and will run closer to 2 hours.  The online experiences are hosted on zoom.  Fatima's experiences require a minimum of 2 people registered in order to run.

If the dates don't fit your schedule, you are able to sign up and receive the recorded zoom the next day.  Please indicate in "notes" on your registration if you are signing up for the recorded zoom. 

Recipes:  recipes are sent to you along with your zoom event information the day before your online experience.  Ingredient lists are sent to you shortly after you register.

Technology:  connect with the host using zoom on your computer, mobile device or tablet.  If you have a tv in your kitchen try the screen mirroring feature on your device!

If you would prefer to book your culinary experience over the phone or would like to book a private group experience please email us at info@inmykitchen.ca  

Cook with Fatima in your kitchen, online via zoom.   A great activity to do with the whole family as it is price per device.  We may not be able to travel right now, but share a family experience learning about a new culture and cuisine with our online culinary adventures.  A unique experience to share with your clubs (book club, cooking club, Scouts..) or even for just two as a date night.

Our online culinary experiences are moderated by In My Kitchen founder, Paula Mohammed.

Immersion experiences are a 4 hour experience in the Host's home.  Includes a light snack upon arrival, approximately 2.5 hours of "in the kitchen" time, learning the recipes and participating in making the dishes, a full dinner shared together, and a booklet of recipes and in-depth culinary info.

All experiences are informal, warm and welcoming.  IMK experiences are suitable for families.

Cooking with Fatima

Fatima has curated menus that offer Persian flavours and ingredients with influences from different areas of the Middle East.  Her menus are as dynamic, creative and diverse as her personality.  If you have not seen Fatima yet, on her TV Show: Cook in Fire (Shaw), turn it on this Saturday or Sunday and get to know Fatima; her passion is contagious.   In these experiences you will learn to use ingredients that you may or may not be familiar with in traditional ways with a creative and modern twist.  Fatima is a passionate and knowledgeable home cook and a trained Chef, cookbook author and TV personality.

Fatima: Cocktails and Mezes Series-#1

Cocktails and Mezes Series - #1

These are not your typical charcuterie or appetizer platters, nor are these the kind of cocktails we are seeing trending on socials right now.  This is a creative and modern way to taste and learn about traditional Middle Eastern ingredients.

In these Mixing and Mezes culinary adventures, you will create the following drinks and small plates and learn how the different flavours can mix together in a fun and creative way.

Mixing:

Blueberry rose water mimosa (non-alcoholic option available)

Cinnamon Saffron Sangria (non-alcoholic option available)

Mezes:

Grape leaf, pecan stuffed figs
Pistachio, cardamom, goat cheese bruschetta
Clove, barberry, aleppo, pickled egg
Tahini, date and cashew puff pastry pide (Turkish bread)
Roasted garlic, spinach, balsamic borek (light savoury pie)
Grape, pomegranate, zaatar, feta salad

 

Fatima: Vegetarian Series-#1

Vegetarian Series - #1

Fatima has curated a selection of vegetarian menus that reflects traditional dishes in a creative way.  There are many vegetarian dishes in the Middle East, and in this first menu Fatima has included a very traditional dish:  Persian Jewel Rice.

Persian Jewel Rice

A traditional and visually appealing rice dish that is served at weddings, engagement parties and other celebrations.  

Sumac Marinated Okra

Okra is a vegetable with a lot of history and has traveled across the world. Widely used in the Middle East, India (it is believed to have originated around 12 B.C in Ethiopia) and Southern States but not so much on the west coast.  Fatima will show you how to cook and prep okra and it will be roasted in a tomato and garlic sauce.

Cauliflower Tahini

Served with cilantro and a home made fig balsamic vinaigrette

Fatima: A Feast for the Senses-#1

A Feast for the Senses - #1

In this series Fatima takes the kings of feasts:  Lobster, Lamb and Osso Bucco and pairs them with Middle Eastern ingredients and her creative approach to dishes; the results?  Well....the menus are fit for a Queen.

Ghelye Mahi (fish stew) made with seared lobster tail:

A dish from Southern Iran typically made with white fish.  A beautiful aromatic dish with herbs, garlic and tamarind.  Fatima, has elevated this spicy, tasty dish by using lobster tails.

Fried dill, rose petals and barberry couscous

Sumac roasted shallot salad


Fatima: PRIVATE GROUP Cocktails and Mezes (Custom)

Cocktails and Mezes Series - (Custom Menu)

These are not your typical charcuterie or cheese boards, nor are these the kind of cocktails we are seeing trending on socials right now.  This is a creative and modern way to taste and learn about traditional Middle Eastern ingredients.

In these Mixing and Mezes culinary adventures, you will create the following drinks and small plates and learn how the different flavours can mix together in a fun and creative way.

Mixing:

Pomegranate Cosmo (non-alcoholic option available)

Persimmon cardamom on the rocks (non-alcoholic option available)

Mezes:

Baked Brie with date, dukkah spice and saffron
Zaatar, sumac and orange blossoms pickled egg
Fig and saffron jam
Orange blossom marinated gouda slices
Date, almond, baby mozzarella baklava

Fatima: A Feast for the Senses-#3

In this series Fatima takes the kings of feasts:  Lobster, Lamb and Osso Bucco and pairs them with Middle Eastern ingredients and her creative approach to dishes; the results?  Well....the menus are fit for a Queen.

Saffron, harrisa, bharat osso bucco

Carmelized quince/apple, tamarind sauce

Red lentil, dukkah spice,  roasted garlic, pomegranate balsamic daal

Fatima: More than Brunch Series-#1

More than Brunch Series-#1

These are not your typical Persian breakfasts, however they do include the different elements that you may find on an Iranian breakfast table:  milk, cheese, eggs, maybe lentil soup and nuts (for protein sources),  bread, fruits, vegetables, honey and jams (sources of complex and simple carbohydrates).

Fatima has created playful brunches, showing you in some, more than one way to cook an egg.  

Saffron, chocolate, balsamic Labneh (Persian yogurt)
challah french toast

Rose, cherry, apple baked feta

Persian Shole Zard (cardamom, saffron, rose, almond rice pudding)

Fava bean, oregano, eggs, pita bread

Get to know Fatima

I was born in Ahwaz, a city in south of Iran

Can you tell us a little bit about the history of your family?

My parents were born in Iraq and then moved to Iran in their childhood, I was born in Ahwaz, a city in south of Iran which was very much involved during Iran/Iraq war. I do not remember anything about the city I was born in, since my parents moved to Tehran when I was 6 months old and never went back.

My sister and I grew up in Tehran (capital city of Iran) until I was 16 years old, we then moved to Vancouver, Canada in 1999.  After High school, I studied Culinary Arts at Vancouver Community College. 

When and how did you develop a love for cooking?

My mother enjoyed cooking when she cooked for family. I have always adored how she never does the same recipe twice, she always makes changes and creates new flavours.  This inspired me to study culinary art and discover my own method and techniques.

What are some of your favourite ingredients to use?

I don't really have a favourite ingredient. I like to mix and break the borders, create new flavours, new techniques and open up new taste buds.

What do you love most about cooking?

Creating new flavours is my passion. I never do the the same recipe twice.

 

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“I like to mix and break the borders, create new flavours, new techniques and open up new taste buds,”
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