Cooking Class: Exotic Persian Spread

Go on a journey to Persia in this hands-on cooking class with Chef Mab. The menu’s magic ingredients are pomegranates and walnuts — these bring out the unique flavors of northern Iran. You’ll start with a salad-e Shirazi, a mix of cucumbers and tomatoes tossed in olive oil and lemon. Next, you’ll prepare a lush Persian chicken stew with pomegranate and walnuts, served over rice with saffron, dried blueberries and tahdig (the crispy crust at the bottom of the rice pot). For dessert, you’ll make sweet date balls with nuts and tahini. 


Salad-e Shirazi 

With Persian cucumber, tomatoes, onions, lemon and olive oil


With chicken, walnuts, saffron, pomegranate juice and molasses

Zereshk Polo With Tahdig 

With rice, dried barberries, saffron, ghee and lavash bread

Mast Esfenaj 

With plain yogurt, fresh spinach, fresh garlic and walnuts

Tupak-e Khorma 

With Medjool dates, pistachios, almonds, walnuts and tahini

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 14
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Activity Level
  • LabelsCouples, Group, Gourmet, Date Night, Persian

Guest reviews for Chef Mab

Bridget B.

29 Oct 2021

Chef Mab was fantastic and engaging! She has extensive culinary knowledge and is a wonderful teacher! She was passionate about sharing her love of Persion cuisine with us. We learned some very helpful techniques and enjoyed our class immensely. I highly recommend Chef Mab to anyone in the LA area!

$ 95 Per person

all-inclusive: 3-hour class, meal and taxes.

This class does not have any dates.

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Chef Mab
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Chef Maub is a talented woman driven by purpose and passion. When it comes to the kitchen, her culinary style is inspired by the traditional cooking techniques and "made-from-scratch" recipes that reflect her Persian roots, and more specifically, her family in Iran. She's also a passionate eco-feminist writer and storyteller, as well as a mindfulness and meditation teacher. You may have seen Chef Maub featured in Saveur Magazine or New York Magazine's Grubstreet, or found yourself listening to a story about her on KCRW's "Good Food" on National Public Radio. In all aspects of her life, Chef Maub strives to live with intention and encourage others to do the same.

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