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COOKING CLASSES

AZ Cookbook Presents
Cooking Classes with Feride Buyuran
in Long Beach, CA

Join Feride in her kitchen for 100%-participatory, hands-on classes. Cook, bake, make friends, and feast together!

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Winter Comfort Food Feast (Ended)

Saturday, January 14, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Comfort food at its best!  Start with making a delicious soup with super tiny lamb dumplings, called dushbere. Yes, you’ll make the dough and shape the dumplings from scratch! Continue with stuffed cabbage leaves packed with fresh herb-flavored filling. How about a healthy dose of nutritious carrot salad moistened with plain yogurt? Finish your feast with a scrumptious cake filled with lots of apples. Oh my!

Space is limited.

Vegetarian dishes are marked with V

  • Mini Dumplings Soup (Dushbere)
  • Stuffed Cabbage Rolls
  • Garlicky Carrot Salad with  Yogurt [V]
  • Russian Apple Sharlotka Cake [V]

Special Launch Discount
for this class only!

$85.00 $65.00 Add to cart

Dumpling Soup at Feride's Cooking Classes

Magic Carpet Dinner

Saturday, February 18, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Let the magic carpet take you to exotic places! Come and learn how to make scrumptious dishes and turn them into centerpieces of your festive table! Start with rice pilaf layered with chicken, chestnuts, and dried fruit.  Move on to making a vegetable and tomato medley with lots of garlic. We’ll also make a magenta-bright vegetable salad with beets and sauerkraut you will absolutely love. Let’s not forget the cookies! Master spiced cookies intricately decorated with a secret tool and saffron. Great for any occasion!

Space is limited.

Vegetarian dishes are marked with V

  • Layered chicken rice pilaf with chestnuts, barberries, raisins, and dried apricots
  • Garlicky eggplant with tomatoes (V)
  • Vegetable salad with beets and sauerkraut (V)
  • Shaped-n-patterned spiced cookies (V)

Special Launch Discount
for this class only!

$65.00 Add to cart

Shaped-n-patterned spiced cookies | AZ Cookbook

Turkish Baking Favorites

Saturday, March 25, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Let’s travel to Turkey in this class! The country’s beloved foods will come to our kitchen! First, you’ll learn how to make pide, stuffed flatbread –  all from scratch – with a variety of delicious fillings.  Then, we’ll make spinach-stuffed savory pie – loved on any Turkish table. The grand finale – Turkish baklava – stuffed with walnuts, succulent, crunchy on top and dripping with syrup. Turkey, here we come! Don’t miss out! This is not only a baking class, but a unique opportunity to learn about Turkish culture, socialize, have fun, and make new friends. Space is limited.

Vegetarian dishes are marked with V

  • Turkish Pide (stuffed flatbread) varieties we’ll make:
    Pide with Cheese [V] – Pide with Ground Beef
    Pide with Eggs (variations with meat or cheese)
  • Spinach Borek (savory pie) [V]
  • Turkish Baklava [V]

Special Launch Discount
for this class only!

$65.00 Add to cart

Turkish Baklava | AZ Cookbook

Previous Classes – ENDED

Winter Comfort Food
Sweet and Savory Baking Galore (Sold out)

Chakra Yoga Bliss and Cooking Class (Sold out)
Let the Baking Begin! (Sold out)
Stuff-n-Roll Favorites (Sold out)
Light and Summery Vegetarian (Sold out)

 

Feride's Cooking Classes

Feride Buyuran at Stage+Table.

Who teaches the classes?

Yours truly Feride Buyuran. I focus on Eastern European (e.g. Azerbaijani, Russian, Georgian), Turkish, and Middle Eastern flavors. I am the author of the four-times award-winning cookbook, Pomegranates & Saffron: A Culinary Journey to Azerbaijan. I look forward to cooking with you! Come with appetite!

Where will the classes take place?

At my house in Long Beach. Conveniently located near major freeways (605, 405), close to Cal State Long Beach. Address will be provided once you have registered.

What is included in the fee?

A 3-hour hands-on and 100% participatory cooking class, all ingredients  (high quality and organic when possible), and enlightening and casual experience in a home setting. Please arrive 10 minutes earlier to sign in and meet other participants.

Cooking Class with Feride | Cooking Classes Long Beach, Los Angeles, Orange County |

We baked 5 breads and cakes in one baking class! Photo by Yakir Levy.

What is the class format?

All students receive printed recipes of the dishes to be prepared in the class. I begin the class with a brief introduction about the menu and ingredients. Then we proceed to cooking each dish together. Unlike some other cooking classes, where participants are grouped into teams and each team works on a separate recipe, in my classes everybody works on the same recipe before we move on to the next. At the end of cooking, we all sit down and enjoy everything we’ve cooked, combined with a good doze of chatter and laughter.

How big is each class?

For the best hands-on cooking experience, I like to keep my classes small, with a maximum of 10 people attending at a time. A minimum of 5 people is required to start a class. Perhaps you have a friend you would like to bring along? Tell him or her about the class.

How many dishes will be taught in each class?

Depending on the length of preparation and cooking and difficulty of a recipe, you will be taught from 2 to 5 recipes in any given class. However, say, you will learn how to make Azerbaijani baklava from scratch (12 layers of hand-made and  manually rolled out dough!)—this easily calls for a separate class!

Do I need to be an experienced cook to enroll?

No. My classes are designed for cooks of any levels, from novice to experienced.

What should I bring to class?

Nothing but your favorite apron (it is not mandatory). Wear comfortable cloths and tie your long hair. Classes are BYOB – you are welcome to bring your favorite drink to enjoy during the class. Also, if you prefer to take your food home, please bring your own container. You may also want to bring a pen along, to take notes on the recipes.

How far in advance do I need to reserve my spot in a class?

You can make a reservation at any time. However, because class size is limited, the earlier you register, the better.

What is the payment process?

You pay online with your credit card or PayPal to reserve your spot in a class. All classes are confirmed by email automatically upon completion of the registration. Please make sure to provide a correct e-mail address. Once you receive the confirmation, mark your calendar and you are all set!

What is your cancellation policy?

100% refund if given a 7-day or earlier notice prior to the class date and 50% refunded if given 72 hours notice or more. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made on the day of the class but we can reschedule your reservation for another class. Please Contact Me with your cancellation request. If you have an emergency situation beyond your control, let me know, we are all humans and I will understand. Please note that your reservation is transferable—if you cannot attend your class, you are welcome to send someone in your place without notice.

Do you offer quantity discount coupon?

Yes! But not on classes offered at discount already (such as special launch discount). If you register for 2 classes or more offered at a regular price, you receive a 10% discount. Please enter the discount coupon code at checkout: cookingclass10%

We are a large group. Can we have a private class?

Sure. I can accommodate your request if you have a group of a minimum of 5 people. Please Contact Me and mention the class you are interested in. If you prefer a different day and time than offered, please let me know and we’ll work something out.

Can I get a signed copy of your cookbook, “Pomegranates & Saffron,” at the class?

Absolutely! Plus, at a special 20% discount I offer for class participants only.

 

 

 

Testimonials

“I had an incredible time cooking with Feride. She is a great cook, teacher and a very sweet person. She did an amazing job keeping our class fun and educational. The cooking class was very well organized, everyone had their own station with professional knives and other utensils. There was a great balance of teaching, hands on experience and socializing with other cooking partners. We had so much fun cooking together and making beautiful food from scratch. Moreover, after we cooked everything we sat down and enjoyed our creations. I picked up copies of the recipes and can’t wait to have friends over and make everything at home. I would highly recommend classes with Feride to anyone who desires to learn more about cooking.”

                                                                                                                                          — Ramina Magid

What a fabulous time we had with Feride Buyuran from AZ Cookbook at her baking class! I can’t recommend this class enough. Everything was amazing.”

— Cathy Arkle

“Wow! What an amazing experience! Not only Feride is an incredible cook, but she is also a wonderful person. Her personality, skills, and creativity truly made our cooking class perfect. The class was extremely informative and, moreover, interactive. As you know, in some cooking classes participants don’t actually get their hands dirty and do the cooking. It’s just a demonstration in which chefs cook and we watch, taste, and smell. In Feride’s class, things were different – we learned about knife cuts, used other kitchen equipment and participated in the complete dinner preparation process. At the end, we were able to sit down to a dinner that the entire class made and enjoyed our efforts. The food was AMAZING!!! I will definitely take another class with Feride again.”

— Natalie Golovkova

“It was a wonderful experience.  I enjoyed it and am still talking about it. ”

                                                                                                                                                                  — Pam Gudish

“I thoroughly enjoyed Feride’s cooking class.  I attended a session with a vegetarian menu and it was nice to add new vegetarian-friendly recipes to my repertoire.  I tried one of them at home a week later to excellent reviews from my husband.  In addition to learning new recipes and cooking skills, it was a great evening out.  I already knew a couple of the attendees, but the rest were new to me.  We all worked together on the menu and got to know a little about each other as we prepared the food.  Sitting down to our delicious feast together at the end of class was a joy.  Feride is an excellent instructor and could answer any question we came up with.  She is not only knowledgeable, but gracious and fun.  I highly recommend her classes.”

                                                                                                                                                                  — Marilee Bryant

“Great cooking class with Chef Feride! What an amazing cooking and tasting experience my friends and I had last week! Not only you learn how to make food, but also you are there to socialize, network and team build with your friends and peers. And most of all, the food was delicious ! I really enjoyed how Feride’s Eastern European/Middle Eastern roots showed themselves in some of her choices. It gives you a real authentic experience that you won’t get often. We loved our experience, it was a fun group activity!  Feride was very friendly, professional and knowledgeable about all things food and beyond. I will definitely recommend Feride’s cooking classes to all my friends and family.”

— Nika Vekilova

“Had a wonderful time! Learned some new things and met some wonderful people!”

— Annette Gallardo

If you have any questions, please click Contact Me to email Feride Buyuran. Or, call 562 774 3144.