Uzbek Cooking w/ Damira: Immersion Workshop #3

at The League of Kitchens - Brooklyn

Course Details
$175 3 seats left
Start Date:

Sat, Dec 21, 1:00pm - 5:30pm

15th Avenue and 55th Street
Brooklyn, New York 11219
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 5
Teacher: Damira

What you'll learn in this international cooking class:

Damira hails from Samarkand, the crossroads of East and West, and a city whose inhabitants are known for their warm and generous hospitality.

You’ll appreciate this reputation as soon as Damira welcomes you into her home with a hot cup of green tea and an assortment of homemade traditional snacks, which could include pastries filled with meat and vegetables, freshly baked cinnamon or lemon cakes, and dried fruit from Uzbekistan. 

For Damira, food, family and culture are inseparable. She fell in love with cooking as a child on her grandmother’s farm, helping to prepare meals for her large family (including 33 grandchildren!). Damira’s love of history and storytelling will shine as she teaches you to use traditional Uzbek cooking tools and explains the origins of her rustic, flavorful dishes. A retired cardiologist, Damira will also share the health benefits of the fresh herbs, vegetables and spices that color her cooking. An occasional numerologist and tarot card enthusiast, Damira might even tell your fortune. 

You’ll leave Damira’s home inspired to share her stories and cook her food, which we’ll make easy with a packet of recipes and a shopping guide to her favorite markets.  

In the Immersion Workshop #3 (Non-Vegetarian), the menu will be:

Tuy Kabob (Lamb Stew)
  • Cumin-rubbed lamb simmered until tender in an onion and tomato broth.
Kulcha Uynoni (Homemade Small Bread)
  • Beautifully decorated individual rounds of yeasted bread, which always accompany Tuy Kabob.
Bichak (Spinach Stuffed Pastry)
  • Spinach, sour cress, dill, and cilantro-filled pastries, shallow fried until golden.
Salat Bahor (Spring Salad)
  • A fresh, crunchy salad of shredded cabbage, cucumbers, dill, and garlic, tossed with a gentle apple cider vinegar dressing.
Yanchmish (Walnut Raisin Balls)
  • Ground walnuts and raisins held together with breadcrumbs to form moist little bites, which are then sprinkled with confectioners’ sugar.
Please Note:
  • Food Allergies: This menu includes dairy, tree nuts, and wheat.
  • All immersion workshops include a light lunch and beverage, 3.5 hours of hands-on cooking instruction, a full dinner, and a booklet of recipes and in-depth culinary info.

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Refund Policy
If you cancel two weeks before your workshop you will receive a full credit for League of Kitchens, which you can apply to another League of Kitchens workshop. After that, you may send someone else in your place (we ask you to notify us in advance if you're doing this). In the rare event that an instructor needs to cancel last minute, students will receive a full refund.


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