Palestinian Cook-along from Gaza
Date: Sunday 17th January 2021
Venue: via Zoom
Sponsor: Reem Abuwaarda
Upwards of thirty-five members, plus assorted family & friends, gathered online for the Club’s second zoom cook-along. Our sponsor & mentor was Reem Abuwaarda who was taking an enforced break, due to Covid-19 restrictions, from running the highly respected Cafe Reem in Harborne.
Palestinian Chicken Musakhan
Golash or Layali Lubnan
Reem showcased her talents, and introduced many to the delights of Palestinian cuisine.
Palestinian Chicken Musakhan which contained the spice, sumac. This gave the dish a lemon-lime tartness which proved especially popular.
Screenshot of Reem preparing flatbreads.
For the Karkadeh hibiscus & cinnamon sticks were added to 1.5L boiling water. After brewing for half an hour the mixture was drained & sugar added to taste. It was served with ice to cool.
Some members found the inclusion of gin a requirement. Apparently this is not an authentically Palestinian variation.
Chicken Musakhan traditionally served in/ on the flatbreads.
The Harborne filo pastry shortage, almost certainly created by Buckland Club members, resulted in Reem demonstrating Golash (above), as well as Layali Lubnan.
The full minutes will appear in due course.
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