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Vegetarian Syrian demo cookery class with Majeda!

Vegetarian Syrian demo cookery class with Majeda!

Wed 16 June 2021 18:00-19:00 - Online

Join Majeda in preparing a wonderful Syrian meal for her online demo cookery class organized in collaboration with Goldsmiths STAR.

About this event

Join Majeda in preparing a wonderful Syrian meal for her new online cookery class! She is a wonderful teacher, chef and story-teller. This is your chance to learn a brand new cuisine, support an amazing cause, and eat great food!

This class is a collaboration between Migrateful and Goldmisths' STAR (Student Action for Refugees) Society as part of Goldsmiths' Refugee Awareness Week and World Refugee Day (20th of June).

From the 14th to the 21st of June, Goldsmiths STAR and organisations across the UK will be celebrating national Refugee Week. This year’s topic, “We Cannot Walk Alone,” is a call to arms - to reach out to our communities; to work together to create change.This year, COVID-19 has revealed the importance of community. With many of us physically isolated, building interconnected communities is more crucial than ever. Our individual well being depends on the welfare, safety and health of others - Refugee Week aims to celebrate these connections. This June, we’ll be hosting a series of collective actions, aimed at improving the life of the community. We invite you to get involved with our activities, events, hikes and more! To find out more, check out our schedule and sign up to the events via Eventbrite:


More details about Majeda's cook-along:

The class will be conducted as an interactive virtual cook-along. The classes usually range from 1-2 hours. The chef will lead the group step by step through the recipes; stopping frequently to answer questions, share anecdotes, and provide feedback on your dishes!

Before the class we will send you a list of ingredients, quantities and equipment so you can join ready to learn! We will also send you a reminder email 3 days before the class that will include the Zoom link, titled "Your upcoming online Migrateful Class". You can also find the Zoom link on the Online Event Page, accessible through the link included in the Eventbrite reminder email.

Majeda's cook-along dishes will be Mourabal (Charred Aubergines with Tahini and Yoghurt):

Serves 2, please adjust accordingly.

Prep needed before the class: Roast or charr the aubergine. Make a few incisions on the eggplant and roast directly on a gas stove or in an oven till the skin turns black and the flesh is softened. Majeda suggests serving this as a dip with flatbread and crudités.

Equipment List

  • 1 Frying pan
  • 1 Sieve
  • 2 Bowls
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Chopping board
  • 1 Spoon

Ingredients List

  • 3 large aubergines
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 tsp of salt
  • 6 tbsp of tahini
  • 3 tbsp of yoghurt
  • 3 tbsp of lemon
  • 2 tsp of chopped parsley
  • 2 tsp of olive oil

For serving:

  • Flatbread
  • Crudités

Message from Majeda: “Hi, I’m Majeda, a human right activist from Syria! I had been working as a children’s therapist when the war broke out in Syria in 2011. My family and I had lived a happy and privileged life in a big house in Damascus. I organised an initiative to feed the thousands of displaced Syrians who were arriving in the capital, having had their homes bombed by the Syrian government. As a result of this activism, I was imprisoned by the regime. I eventually managed to escape Syria and now use food to continue my campaigning in exile. In December 2017, I got refugee status in the UK and my two boys have now come to join me.

I believe there is a relationship between cooking and love and that preparing a meal for the one you love, combining your skills and your feelings to create something, can convey a lot to the person: be it husband, children or friends. People usually leave my cookery classes newly politicised about the Syrian situation and delighted by our incredibly tasty food“

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Please note, we only process refunds and ticket transfers if we are notified 7 days before the class takes place. 

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