Feasts of Resistance - Middle East
Food & Drink
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.
All ages welcomeCancellation Policy
Learning together in the garden, and kitchen, does much more than put fresh, nutritious food on the table. It helps build stronger communities, connect us to cultural heritage, improve public health and create a more sustainable, resilient city. Peterson Garden Project is a not-for-profit organization, and we're looking to inspire everyone we meet to grow and cook their own food and build community. If you love the taste of a homegrown tomato, are curious about growing food yourself, or are looking for a place to learn basic home cooking skills and make new friends over delicious food— then we're looking for you!