Back to All Events

Feasts of Resistance

Discover how food shapes culture and how conflict shapes food. In this six-class series, we’ll explore how iconic dishes from cultures around the world—from Burma to Ethiopia, Syria to Haiti—were created or affected by social or political unrest.

Proceeds fund Peterson Garden Project cooking and gardening summer programming for Camp GirlForward, dedicated to creating and enhancing opportunities for girls who have been displaced by conflict and persecution.

DESTINATION #1: Middle East

Hummus is central to many Middle Eastern tables, but it’s more than just a dip for pita. Come learn about the history and regional variations of this delicious dish, plus learn to make a perfect hummus. We’ll also share how to incorporate hummus into other dishes like pastas and soups. At the end of class, we’ll sit down and share the meal we created.

Hands-on, BYOB.

Feast of Resistance Series:

May 25 – Middle East
June 8 – North Africa & Ethiopia
June 22 – Southeast Asia & Phillipines
July 6 – Haiti
July 20 – Nepal & Burma
August 3 – West Africa & Cape Verde