West African Cooking Class

New York

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What You'll Get

The Deal

  • $75 for one admission to a two-hour West African cooking workshop with Pierre Thiam
  • Children are welcome to attend this event
  • Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

The event will be held at a private West Village location. The exact address will be shared after purchase.

Each event is capped at 15 purchasers.

What You’ll Do

In Senegambia it’s called abala; in Nigeria it’s moi moi. But no matter what the dish goes by, it’s universally delicious: black-eyed peas and eggplant cooked in banana leaves. Native West African chef Pierre Thiam broadens this traditional dish’s popularity by teaching students how to make it during his two-hour hands-on lesson.

  • Prep a West African Dish
    Wrap black eyed peas and eggplant in banana leaves and prepare a tomato relish while learning about the history of the dish.

  • Steam Your Creation
    Steam or grill your abala to infuse the veggies with the sweetness of the banana leaf.

  • Taste Your Finished Work
    After cooking, gather together and eat the fruits of your labor.

Your Host

Pierre Thiam Pierre Thiam

Pierre Thiam is an ambassador for West Africa—but instead of politics, he deals in food. For more than two decades, the West Africa native has been sharing the flavors and dishes of his homeland in as many ways as possible. Not only has he operated two restaurants, he’s organized international culinary events, written two recipe books, and appeared on CNN and the Food Network.

The Fine Print

Promotional value expires Oct 3, 2014. Amount paid never expires. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Reservations required prior to attending event. Dates subject to capacity and cancellation. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 7 participants or experience subject to cancellation. 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. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

About West African Cooking Class

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