What You'll Get
- $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.
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.
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