Fatima-MiddleEast

  • Fatima: Middle Eastern Inspired Cocktails and Small Plates
Experience Schedule (menus below):
Thursday Dec 17th, 6:00pm-7:30pm
20 spots available
Fatima: Middle Eastern Inspired Cocktails and Small Plates
$25.00 Sign up now
Thursday January 7, 6:00pm-7:30pm
20 spots available
Fatima: A Feast for the Senses
$25.00 Sign up now
Thurs January 21 6:00pm-7:30pm
20 spots available
Middle Eastern Inspired Vegetarian Feast
$25.00 Sign up now

Private online experiences:

A great way to connect with family who live far away, and during this time when we cannot gather in person.   A fun way to spend time with friends, and a great team building activity for companies, schools, parent groups and clubs.  Any group!

Online experiences:

All online culinary adventures include interactive cooking instruction, a pdf packet with our host's family recipes and a video recording of the experience.  Culinary adventures are 1.5 hours in duration, and are co-hosted with In My Kitchen founder Paula Mohammed, on zoom.   Our online culinary adventures require a minimum of 4 registrants to ensure they go ahead as scheduled.

Here’s how it works:

After registration you’ll receive an email with your shopping list and equipment list.  A day before your experience you will receive your zoom link and recipe packet.

At the scheduled time of your culinary adventure, you’ll click on the Zoom link and join your session live! Afterwards, you will receive a link to a video recording of your experience that you can revisit at your leisure.

In My Kitchen Delivery (coming soon):

Have your ingredients delivered the day of your your online culinary adventure.  Ingredients will be "mise en place"; measured out and ready to go.  Included in your In My Kitchen box will be some select favourite ingredients from our hosts. This makes a great gift idea, team building event or your own private event with your friends and family.  For more info email:info@inmykitchen.ca

Immersion experiences:

All Immersion experiences  include 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. Not available during COVID-19

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: Middle Eastern Inspired Cocktails and Small Plates

Middle Eastern Inspired Cocktails and Small Plates

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
Tahini, date and cashew puff pastry pide (Turkish bread)
Roasted garlic, spinach, balsamic borek (light savoury pie)
Grape, pomegranate, zaatar, feta salad

 

Fatima: A Feast for the Senses

A Feast for the Senses - Aromatic Roast Rack of Lamb

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.

Sour cherry juice roasted rack of lamb

Saffron, sauteed sugar coated carrot steamed rice

Persian Aab Doogh Kahiar (Cucumber, rose petal, walnut, yogurt drink)

 

Middle Eastern Inspired Vegetarian Feast

Couscous gouda stuffed zucchini with pomegranate dressing

Grape leaf asparagus shiitake puff pizza 

Persian / Turkish AASHE DOOGH (yogurt soup, vermicelli, herbs, chickpea)

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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Fatima
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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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