Written by William Dobson
Food is the heart of domestic life and The Mosaic Rooms new series of Supper Clubs, launching this autumn, celebrates the cooking and stories that surround food from the diverse Middle Eastern cultures found in London.
This series will comprise of a series of intimate evenings, hosted by well known Middle Eastern chefs, where guests can learn about the food and the skills to make it.
The programme will launch this autumn with two published Middle Eastern cooks, Sarah al-Hamad and Lamees Ibrahim. Each cook will host one club in October and November. These will involve cookery demonstrations with opportunities for guest participation, as well as eating and conversation!
Sarah al-Hamad is a writer, photographer, home cook and the author of Cardamom and Lime: Recipes from the Arabian Gulf. Her new book Sun Bread and Sticky Toffee: Date Desserts from Everywhere will be published Spring 2013.
Sarah will host a cardamom & lime themed supper evening in October, and a ‘High Chai’, a take on traditional afternoon tea, in November. Book her October event now!
Lamees Ibrahim‘s first book The Iraqi Cookbook was published in 2009 to great success, with recipes featured on the Guardian online. Lamees is currently writing her second book and due to popular demand has begun hosting cookery classes and dinners.
Lamees will host a Saturday lunch in October, and a dinner in November. Both will focus on showcasing wonderful, authentic Iraqi food and ingredients. Book her October event now!
With more to follow in 2013, this is a wonderfully exciting new development for showcasing the fantastic culture of the region to a London audience.