Middle Eastern Cooking

Middle Eastern Cooking with Hadas Ore


A four week course, once a week
Sundays 6 May – 27 May 2018
10am – 12pm

Come and learn to cook Middle-Eastern dishes increase your cooking repertoire in a friendly atmosphere while letting your taste buds take you elsewhere.

This course will be held at the Sustainability Centre, the old Oneroa Bowling Club, Mako Street, Oneroa.


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Course Details

This exciting program teaches cooking simple, flavourful Middle Eastern staples. You will learn to cook and savour these dishes from an experienced and knowledgeable Jewish-Israeli home cook in a fun-filled learning environment.

Participants will cook and eat dishes suited for ordinary breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as some special events. The menu will be accompanied by stories that illustrate the many cultural links that people assign to food. Where possible ingredients will be sourced locally and recipes may vary depending on availability of produce.

The course will include recipes such as:

  • Shakshuka – Middle Eastern tomato and egg dish.
  • Hummus, spicy coriander condiment, and pita bread.
  • Red omelette, blanched broccoli salad, and couscous salad
  • Cauliflower schnitzel in tomato sauce (Egyptian dish)
  • Potato fritters and zucchini fritters with Palestinian/Israeli vegetable salad.
  • Red lentil soup (Egyptian-Palestinian recipe).
  • Borekas – Personal cheese pies and coleslaw salad (fusion of Israeli and Thai styles).
  • Basbussa (‘Only a Kiss’) – a festive semolina cake drenched in rose water syrup.
  • Challah – the Friday night braided Jewish bread for the ritual of welcoming the Sabbath.


The Sustainability Centre
Old Oneroa Bowling Club
Mako Street Oneroa
Waiheke Island,1081
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Phone: 09 372 9868


Dr. Hadas Ore has a PhD in Social Anthropology of Food and is an experienced and knowledgeable Jewish-Israeli home cook with a special knack for people and foods from around the world. Hadas believes that shared cooking and eating creates a sense of community and brings people from different places and cultures together.

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