Cooking Class - Upscale Persian Favorites

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Chef Mab takes you to the rolling hills and impressive coastline of northern Iran with upscale flavors.

Explore the flavors of Persian cooking in this hands-on experience with Chef Mab. This menu features pomegranates and walnuts to bring the unique tastes of northern Iran to the table.

Start with salad-e Shirazi, a mix of cucumbers and tomatoes tossed in olive oil and lemon. Next, you'll prepare a Persian chicken stew with pomegranate and walnuts, served over rice with saffron and dried barberries, and tahdig — the crispy crust at the bottom of the rice pot. For dessert, you'll make sweet date balls with nuts and tahini.

Guests are welcome to bring wine and beer to enjoy during the class.

  • Minimum Guests 2
  • Maximum Guests 14
  • Meal Courses 3
  • Event Duration 3 hours
  • Labels Couples, Date Night, Gourmet, Group, Persian

Guest reviews for Chef Mab

Harriet.T

Harriet.T

15 Nov 2021

Really wonderful instructor and class, and the result was great. In particular, I thought Chef Mab did a great job of introducing herself and Persian cuisine; and showing us how she was cooking while also fielding individual questions; and helping people out w/ substitutions. Really well done, overall.

Sonya.D

Sonya.D

15 Nov 2021

I had such an amazing time! The experience was intimate and allowed for connections among the group but also super informative and of course...delicious!

James.B

James.B

15 Nov 2021

LOVED the class, cooking in my own kitchen with my own pots, getting instruction from Chef Mab, hearing the questions, seeing the others cooking. What a wonderful experience!

Meet your chef

Chef Mab
Chef Mab Verified chef
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Private In-Home Class


Chef Mab is a Persian cooking instructor who is inspired by the “from-scratch” recipes and traditional cooking techniques of her family in Iran. She is also a mindfulness meditation teacher and an eco-feminist writer and storyteller based in Los Angeles. Chef Mab has been featured in Saveur Magazine and New York Magazine's Grubstreet, as well as KCRW's "Good Food" on National Public Radio.

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Chef Mab will travel to guests within Los Angeles for this experience.

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