Cooking Classes



All classes are Pacific Time

The Pantry, Seattle WA

Persian Winter Comfort (in person and hands-on)

Every country has its own version of comfort food, and the chilly months in Iran signal the start of winter stew season that they are widely known for. Join OMID ROUSTAEI as he shares a bit of Iranian history and teaches you some of his most satisfying dishes from childhood. You’ll make mirza ghasemi (fire-roasted eggplant spread with poached eggs); abgoosht (classic Persian meat and potato stew with beans); homemade naan sangak (traditional flatbread baked on pebbles); and halva-ye havij (carrot halva flavored with saffron, rose water, and spices).

Fri, January 28, 2022, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Sun, January 30, 2022, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Fri, February 04, 2022 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Sun, February 06, 2022 6:00 – 9:00 pm


The Book Larder, Seattle WA


Persian New Year: Nowruz (in person and hands-on)

For more than 3,000 years, Nowruz has held great significance for those of Persian origin. The holiday guides our worldview by giving hope, reinforcing respect for traditions and our elders, celebrating nature and new beginnings, and bringing people together to honor the past and look to the future.

Join Omid Roustaei for this special Persian New Year celebration class where he will set up “Haft-seen,” a traditional spread, and prepare with students some of the traditional dishes that symbolize rebirth and health and are a must-have to bring good fortune for the new year. Menu includes: kuku sabzi (fresh herb and leek frittata), sabzi polo ba mahi (herbed rice pilaf with fish), and naan-e keshmeshi (rosewater and raisin cookies).

Wednesday, March 16, 2022, 6:30 to 9:00 pm


PCC Community Markets, Seattle WA

Exploring Persian Comfort Food (in person and demonstration style)

Delve into the flavors and techniques of authentic Persian cuisine by exploring some of its most comforting dishes. Join Omid as he guides you through constructing flavorful Abgoosht (Persian Meat and Potato Stew with Beans) with Naan Sangak – a unique Persian Sourdough Flatbread baked over pebbles. You’ll end the meal on a sweet note with Qhotab (Walnut Turnovers with Cardamom and Rosewater).

Saturday, January 22, 2022, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Greenlake Village

Thursday, January 27, 6:00 – 8:00 pm, Bellevue

Saturday, February 19, 2022, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Issaquah

Saturday, February 26, 2022, 5:00 – 7:00 pm, Redmond


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