Arabic Breads Basics
In this hands-on bread-making workshop, you will learn the history, chemistry, and cultural significance of khobz, Arabic bread, under the guidance of Reem Assil of Reem’s, a wildly popular pop-up seller at the Ferry Plaza Farmers Market. Reem will show you how to prepare what may be the most popular street food in the Arabic world: man’oushe. You’ll make these fresh-baked flatbreads topped wtih aromatic herbs, spices, artisan cheeses, local meats, and/or vegetables of your choice.
Reem Assil founded Reem’s with a passion for the flavors of Arab street-corner bakeries and the vibrant communities where they’re located. Growing up in a Palestinian-Syrian household, Reem was surrounded by the aromas and tastes of food from the homeland and the connections they evoked of her heritage, family, and community. Before dedicating herself to a culinary career, Reem worked for a decade as a community and labor organizer, and brings the warmth of community to all her events. She has worked with the Bay Area’s esteemed cooperative bakery Arizmendi Bakery & Pizzeria, Grace Street Catering, Local Flavors, and several local chefs. In 2014 she was accepted to the competitive food business incubator program, La Cocina.
Please note: This class will take place outdoors in the CUESA Kitchen, which is located on the front of the Ferry Building, south of the clocktower, about halfway between the main staircase and MarketBar Restaurant. You will be standing for most or all of the class. Please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes and layered clothing. Please bring an apron, and a rolling pin if you have one. A light supper and beverages will be provided.
Tickets are nonrefundable but are transferable to another guest for this class.