Learn about the unique foods of Armenia and how to make refreshing tea cocktails in our next Virtual Happy Hour with authors of “Lavash: the Bread that Launched 1,000 Meals,” chosen as a 2019 Best Cookbook by the San Francisco Chronicle.
Guests at this interactive experience will receive home delivery of the book, plus three versatile teas from The Republic of Tea.
Chefs Kate Leahy and Ara Zada, both chefs and co-authors, will show you how to make two distinctive dishes from Armenia’s long culinary heritage.
Jeff Burkhart, author of the “Barfly” column published weekly in the Marin Independent Journal, joins us to mix up two special cocktails using your teas. The menu:
-Jingalov Hats - Herb-Stuffed Flatbread
-Urfa Kebab - Skewers with Eggplant & Beef
-Blackberry Sage Sweet Tea - Lemon Vodka, Meyer Lemon & Honey
-Ginger Peach Sweet Tea - Whiskey, Muddled Peach & Candied Ginger
Kate Leahy, an award-winning cookbook author, worked in restaurants in Boston, San Francisco and Napa before turning her focus to writing. Co-author Ara Zada, now executive chef for Fresh Gourmet Cuisine, learned many of the book's recipes in childhood as part of an Armenian-Egyptian family.
Along with mixing cocktails, Jeff Burkhart will offer tips on making infused spirits with tea - just one of the tricks he's perfected for his work as a bartender, writer, podcaster and presenter.
Everyone who registers for the Virtual Happy Hour will receive a follow-up email with the Zoom link plus recipes. To guarantee delivery of the cookbook and tea by Oct. 22, please reserve by Wednesday, Oct. 14.
Reservations include book and tea delivery; proceeds support shelter, housing and training programs at Homeward Bound of Marin.