Hands-On Persian Cooking Class

Harvard Cookin' Girl

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In a Nutshell

Chef Bibi Kasrai guides you as you cook dishes such as shiraz salad, saffron rice with lentils and dates, and Persian ice cream sandwiches

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Nov 20, 2014. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Reservation required prior to event. Dates subject to capacity and cancellation. Refundable only on day of purchase. No value after experience date & time have passed. Gratuity included. By completing your purchase, you agree that the email address you provide will be shared with SideTour for marketing purposes and as described in SideTour’s Privacy Policy. Gluten-free, Paleo, any other types of diets or allergies can be accommodated. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

The Deal

  • $60 for one admission to a Persian cooking workshop with Chef Bibi Kasrai
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

The workshop will be held at Harvard Cookin’ Girl in La Jolla.

Each event is capped at 5 purchasers.


What You’ll Do

Diverse, colorful, and focusing on fresh ingredients, authentic Persian cuisine showcases an array of nuanced flavors. In this 90-minute, hands-on workshop, Iranian-born chef Bibi Kasrai demonstrates cooking techniques drawn from both her formal training and recipes that have been passed down through her family.

  • Learn Fresh Flavors
    Craft a three-course meal that might include a tomato-and-cucumber shiraz salad, adas polo—lentils and saffron rice with spices, caramelized dates, onions, and raisins—and a dessert of rice pudding or Persian ice cream sandwiches. During the Persian Thanksgiving class, participants will make a baba ghanoush-stuffed cornish hen with Persian rice pudding.

  • Eat Your Work
    After preparing your meal, you’ll enjoy the results while chatting with your fellow students.

  • Sip and Savor
    Feel free to bring your favorite wine—there’s no corkage fee.


Your Host

 Bibi Karasi Bibi Kasrai
Owner, Harvard Cookin’ Girl

For Bibi Kasrai, trading her corporate career for a career in cooking was an easy decision, especially considering the pivotal role food has always played in her life. She details her relationship with cooking in her memoir-slash-cookbook The Spice Whisperer, as well as in a feature in The Guardian. Californians can receive culinary instruction from Bibi herself, who founded Harvard Cookin’ Girl to teach visitors how to prepare the cuisines of Japan, Ethiopia, France, Italy, Spain, and myriad other regions.


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    Harvard Cookin' Girl

    7441 Girard Ave.

    La Jolla, CA 92037

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