Cooking is a skill everyone should learn, like riding a bike or catching a baby. Start becoming a Renaissance man or woman with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $32 for a halal cooking class for one ($60 value)
- $60 for a halal cooking class for two ($120 value)
Halal Food: Muslims' Stamp of Approval
The class covers halal food, that is to say, food prepared according to Islamic law. Read Groupon's guide to understand this crucial designation.
Just as the term kosher applies to foods acceptable within Jewish law, halal simply refers to food deemed "lawful or permitted" according to the Islamic faith. Most food items are considered halal, with a few crucial exceptions, namely pork, alcohol, the meat of carnivorous animals, and blood. These nonpermitted items are called haram, meaning “unlawful or prohibited," and count among them any food slaughtered in a nonhalal manner or contaminated with any haram ingredient. In 2009, Time magazine reported that halal foods accounted for $632 billion per year and comprised 16% of the world’s total food sales, just behind caramel-covered brussels sprouts.