Build Longer Tables: Risotto and Polow

Cooking demonstration and Fundraiser in association with Seattle-Isfahan Sister City Advocacy (SISCA)

Two chefs–one Iranian and one Italian–will join forces at 10 a.m. Pacific Time, Saturday, December 10, for an online cooking demonstration to help increase awareness of the extraordinary uprising underway in Iran and to raise funds in support of underprivileged Iranian children and their families.

Registration is FREE. Donations will go to the U.S-based and authorized non-profit Child Foundation charity still working on the ground in Iran during this exceptional time.

Please join us as SISCA Board Culinary Director and Chef Omid Roustaei and Chef Paola Albanesi present a lively online cooking class featuring Iranian and Italian dishes. Food reminds us that nations have more in common than what divides them. A great example is the similarity of dishes known as risotto in Italy and polow in Iran. Paola will prepare Risotto Alla Milanese, a classic risotto from Milan made with Carnaroli rice and saffron, cooked to a creamy perfection, then sprinkled with freshly grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese. Omid will demonstrate Shiveed Baghaleh Polow, a traditional aromatic Iranian rice pilaf layered with fresh fava beans and dill and served with crispy saffron Tahdig and a seasonal filet of fish.

Online via Zoom on Saturday, December 10, 2022, from 10 am to 11 am PST.

Registration via EventBrite is free. Donations to Child Foundation may be made via the registration page. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions for joining the event. Recipes will be made available to all registrants.

This event aligns with SISCA’s mission to elevate Persian culture and promote people-to-people collaborations stripped of political views and agendas. Please join us to help raise awareness of the extraordinary uprising in Iran and support underprivileged Iranian children and their families during this time.

Recipes HERE

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