Learn all the techniques and flavor combinations that make Southern food unique during this fun and interactive cooking class. With the guidance of Chef Amira, you'll give tribute to soul-warming Southern classics as you learn valuable new kitchen skills.
Start by learning how to make the fluffiest cornbread muffins with simple ingredients. Next, cook a traditional smothered chicken with the perfect combination of seasonings. As side dishes, you'll prepare buttery parmesan and garlic mashed potatoes and zesty collard greens. Finish this Southern culinary journey with a heartwarming dessert by learning to make a creamy banana pudding with vanilla wafers, creme cheese and whipping cream.
With eggs, oil, sugar and sour cream
With flour, chicken broth and seasonings
Parmesan Garlic Mashed Potatoes
With butter and half and half
With choice of smoked meat, hot sauce, sugar and apple cider vinegar
Classic Banana Pudding
With vanilla wafers, cream cheese and whipping cream
Chef Amira showed me how to make a yummy cajun garlic sauce. It looked so good! I can't wait to try this one at home on pasta or fish. Sauces are always intimidating to me and she walked me through step by step. If you are in Atlanta I recommend taking a class with Chef Amira!
A native of Seattle, Chef Amira developed a love for food and preparing dishes as a child while helping her mother cook at home. Her passion for sharing food with others led her to open an authentic soul food restaurant and keeps her creating new recipes all the time. For Chef Amira, food represents family, happiness and music — qualities she always brings to her events and cooking classes.