Cookery school

The Silk Road Cookery School , Irelands first Middle Eastern and Mediterranean Cookery School, is located in Kimmage, Dublin 12.

In our Cookery School we teach a wide variety of classes and can cater for people looking for gluten free, vegan or vegetarian classes. All classes are hands-on and no experience is required to participate. You can check out our class schedule below - from where you can also buy and book your place.

Abraham Phelan has more than 40 years of experience in cooking Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food and he has had several restaurants in Greece and Ireland. All of our classes are taught in our Cookery School in Unit 12, K.C.R., Industrial Estate, Kimmage, Dublin 12. 

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Class schedule 

September - December 2024


Tuesday 10th of September 2024 Palestinian Vegetarian Brunch

One of the best things about weekends is that they lend themselves to long, lazy brunches. Give the Irish fry, American pancakes or French toast a break and learn how to make your own Palestinian brunch from scratch including Falafel (chickpea fritters), Shakshuka (fried eggs with sumac), hummus, garlic potatoes, bread and mint tea.

Tuesday the 8th of October 2024 Moroccan tagine

Moroccan tagine dishes are slow-cooked savory stews, typically made with sliced meat, poultry, or fish together with vegetables, fruit, spices, nuts, and dried fruits. In this class you will learn how to make a chicken, lamb or vegan tagine served with couscous and a Moroccan salad.

Tuesday 5th of November 2024 Vegan Middle Eastern Food

Palestinian Mahshi dishes are stuffed vegetables filled with a flavoursome vegetabel & bulgur (or rice) mixture – traditionally served on Sundays or holidays, as they can be prepared the day before. We will show you how you can make stuffed aubergine, peppers, tomatoes and courgettes before you make your own Mahshi. We are going to serve the Mahshi with M’jaddara (a lentil and rice dish topped with fried onion) and a fresh pomegranate salad.

Tuesday 3rd of December 2024 Palestinian Chicken

M’sakhan is a favourite Palestinian dish for informal family gatherings, which originates from the Tul-Karem and Jinin areas north of Bethlehem. The key ingredient is Palestinian sumac. You will be taught how to make M’sakhan, also known as Palestinian chicken, with red onions, sumac, nutmeg and serve flat bread and a Pomegranate salad. If you are vegan or vegetarian you will be taught how to make a Seitan M'sakan.