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Celebrating Mediterranean and Middle Eastern
Food and Culture 

Welcoming guests into our home is an opportunity for us to tell our flavor stories, and to share Israeli and Middle Eastern culinary traditions in the welcoming spirit that the region is well-known for. Join one of our upcoming cooking events or contact us to plan an unforgettable experience for your party.      

Upcoming

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A taste of freedom: recipes for Passover

Sunday, April 7, 11:00 AM -1:30 PM

215 Fisher Street Needham, MA 02492 

In partnership with Needham Adult Education 

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Eastern Mediterranean Picnic

July 28 11:00 AM -1:30 PM

215 Fisher Street Needham, MA 02492 

In partnership with Needham Adult Education 

Reserve One of These Exceptional Cooking and Dining Experiences for Your Party   

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Tahini, the Queen of the Middle Eastern Cuisine. 

Contact us to book this workshop

for your party.  

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Israeli Street food    

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for your party.  

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Cooking with ancient ingredients  

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for your party.  

Testimonials 

"Hila was super nice and very welcoming, she explained everything and the food tasted great! We had a really good time."

Tamara, On Mon Feb, 5, 2024

"I loved the class!  Hila put this together so well I am going to sign up for her next class.  She is a wonderful teacher who utilized the time well.  The food was spectacular.  Thank you for having teach.  She is a great asset."

Carrie, On Mon Feb 5, 2024


"Really enjoyed the course. Hila was great. Clear directions and hands-on. Also so nice that she makes herself available when baking on your own and needs help."
June, On Mon, Oct 23 

"I loved it! Hila was such an excellent teacher, and the pastries are delicious. I look forward to other classes with her!"
Sally, On Mon, Oct 23, 2023

"Your class was so wonderful in every way! You are a great teacher, talented chef, and remarkable multi-tasker! I know that you have a lot on your mind with the events in Israel, and appreciate your perseverance to teach your class. Sharing your cultural heritage was all the more meaningful during this difficult time."
Amy, On Mon, Oct 16, 2023. 
 
​"This class was wonderful. Hila is a good teacher. She explained everything, gave us easy-to-follow recipes, and fed us...Thoroughly enjoyed it."
Bette, On Mon, Oct 31, 2022 

"I took Israeli Street Food with Hila. It was fun. I learned a lot. Hila does a great job. Thank you."
Stan, On Thu, Nov 10, 2022

"Hila is a very hardworking and experienced cooking talent.  I thoroughly enjoyed my time listening and learning from a dedicated and thoughtful cook/chef.  She had it all planned perfectly.  Unfortunately, I can not attend the November 19th class but will look for other classes she may offer.
Thank her again for a great class and look forward to learning more about Israel’s foodie culture."
Gary, On Mon, Oct 31, 2022

"What a delightful and flavorful evening on Saturday! I enjoyed Hila's class on Tahini - I didn't know anything about this food and certainly didn't imagine it could be made into so many delicious dishes. Hila is so good at explaining the preparation steps and showing us the consistency of the batter or whatever she is making. She is so gracious to hold the class in her home - perfect kitchen, too. I enjoyed hearing from other participants about how they use tahini in their culture/tradition and also the discussions about where to acquire various ingredients. Thank you for offering this class and to Hila for teaching it."
Elaine, On Mon, May 2, 2022

"It was a wonderful, relaxing, and informative class and Hila was a very knowledgeable and personable instructor...I will be adding a couple of Hila’s recipes to my summer rotation of new dishes to share with friends on weekends this summer.  They were delicious – and doable!"
Leslie, On Mon, May 2, 2022

"She was terrific, highly spirited, and very knowledgeable. She made everyone feel welcome and the information she transmitted was complete and well-organized including handouts. We participated in the class and the people were friendly. The setting in her home was pleasant and easy to find. Parking was abundant and everybody went away having learned from the experience. I would consider another class with her"
Stan, On Jan 5, 2020

"My daughter and I took this class together and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Hila was wonderful!  The class was relaxed and informative and the food was delicious. We went home with the recipes, ready to cook! We’d recommend this class as well as taking another one if she offered something else."
Candi, On Sun, Jan 5, 2020

"I really enjoyed the afternoon. At first, I was concerned that perhaps you were trying to do too many dishes, but I think it worked out very well...I thought you were very adaptable and flexible-nothing was an issue you made it very comfortable...In the end, we all felt like staying longer...I was really excited about the cooking, but it was also very interesting to hear how you are building your business." 
Melinda, On Tue, Jan 14, 2020

"Program was wonderful, Chef had a wonderful personality and was kind to all in-class. Very practical approach with recipes adaptable and wonderfully presented. Highly recommend. Perfect few hours". 
Rochel, On Mon, Oct 5, 2020

The class was FANTASTIC!  Hila was so well prepared for the class both with the food and with Covid's safety measures.  She really thought it out well.  The food was great and the weather could not have been better.  Her family helped out which made it feel like a real Israeli experience.  I would highly recommend the class.
Deb, On Mon, Oct 5, 2020

"I thought that the class was great and will highly recommend it to others!"
Wendy, On Mon, Oct 5, 2020

"The class was so much fun! Hila (and her husband and her kids) showed us how to host a backyard barbecue, Middle Eastern style. She's a delight. Would love to take another class with her sometime."
Jennifer, On Mon, Oct 19, 2020

"LOVED this class! Hila is delightful and so inspired me I went home and cooked into the evening!"
Marla, On Mon, Oct 19, 2020
 
"I enjoyed the Middle Eastern Outdoor cooking class. It had well-thought-out recipes and background to each ingredient in a relaxed setting. We participated and volunteered as needed. The tastings were delicious and of full portions which I did not expect as a tasting.  I will be glad to take other classes with Hila." 
Shoshana, on Mon, Oct 19, 2020
 
"We thoroughly enjoyed this class with Hila!  She is a delight, we loved the food, the setting, and her personal history.  Informative and delicious!  Thank you for the opportunity :)"
Francine, Jed & Selina Shoshana, On Mon, Oct 19, 2020

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