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Syria Cooking School/Classes

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I've been to Syria a couple of times, and would love to go back and take some kind of cooking classes. Does anyone know of anything? I speak half-decent (Egyptian) Arabic, so I could muddle through in that language if necessary (my food vocabulary is disproportionately large, so that's a start). I could also handle French if necessary.

Thanks for any leads...


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I've been to Syria a couple of times, and would love to go back and take some kind of cooking classes.  Does anyone know of anything?  I speak half-decent (Egyptian) Arabic, so I could muddle through in that language if necessary (my food vocabulary is disproportionately large, so that's a start). I could also handle French if necessary.

Thanks for any leads...

Anissa is giving a culinary tour in Syria in May, check it out in

http://www.anissas.com/travels.html

hope this didn't come too late,

Did you find anything interesting in your search? A nice book is Poopa Dweck's Aroma's of Aleppo

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I've been to Syria a couple of times, and would love to go back and take some kind of cooking classes.  Does anyone know of anything?  I speak half-decent (Egyptian) Arabic, so I could muddle through in that language if necessary (my food vocabulary is disproportionately large, so that's a start). I could also handle French if necessary.

Thanks for any leads...

Anissa is giving a culinary tour in Syria in May, check it out in

http://www.anissas.com/travels.html

hope this didn't come too late,

Did you find anything interesting in your search? A nice book is Poopa Dweck's Aroma's of Aleppo

In fact, I'm already scheduled on the trip! Unfortunately, I haven't found anything else yet. (Though I have bought the Aromas of Aleppo book...)

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That's great! I was thinking of going myself but syria is a tricky country for me. I am interested in Kurdish cooking so thought of going to her Turkish trip next fall. I have been to Turkey twice but only to the West. Do you have any experience with Annisa? I am interested not only in the recipes but the origins (some of the history behind them) and need to ask if this will be provided.

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I know her only through her cookbooks. I'll definitely post here after my trip. The Gaziantep trip sounds great too...


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I know her only through her cookbooks. I'll definitely post here after my trip.  The Gaziantep trip sounds great too...

found this while searching Syrian food, an article about Anissa's tour in Syria,

http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2008/aug/...velfoodanddrink

sounds great and wish I could go with you. You mentioned that you have been to Syria several times, are there differences that you know of between Syrian and Lebanese food? thanks

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That Guardian story is how I found out about her tour in the first place!

I feel like I'm wading into a swamp, talking about the difference between Syrian and Lebanese food. Not sure how to pinpoint it, but I definitely feel like I've eaten differently in each place. Maybe figuring out how to articulate that is my goal for this trip!

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That Guardian story is how I found out about her tour in the first place!

I feel like I'm wading into a swamp, talking about the difference between Syrian and Lebanese food. Not sure how to pinpoint it, but I definitely feel like I've eaten differently in each place. Maybe figuring out how to articulate that is my goal for this trip!

that's funny, its a small world.

both cuisines are very similar, this much is true but I would think there are differences (perhaps in seasoning or special dishes). Do the Lebanese make the kubba hamda, I wonder? I would love to hear about your trip, I'll be waiting for your post!

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I am giving a Syrian cooking lesson in a few days and was searching the web for

some lesser known Syrian dishes when I found this interesting site

Academy of Syrian Gastronomy

http://www.gastrosyr.com/eng/introd.htm

Also two interesting Syrian blogs

http://www.syriatoday.ca/syrian-supper.htm

http://www.mideat.com/category/syrian-cuisine/

You probably saw them all before! If you have any interesting Syrian foodie sites then I would be happy for the information.

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How fuddy-duddy of me...I've done all my research on Syrian food in books!

Thanks for these sites. I'm hungry now!

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How fuddy-duddy of me...I've done all my research on Syrian food in books!

Thanks for these sites. I'm hungry now!

I would do a normal web search as well as a google blog search. Blogs especially- found information even on much lesser known cuisines (Kurdish, Azerbaizan, Uzbeki etc). There is nothing like Oh mighty google :biggrin:

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