May 23rd Cooking Class: The Middle Eastern Pantry

$ 65.00

We are pleased to announce a partnership with Milk Street as of September 2018. This is a demonstration-based iteration of The Middle Eastern Pantry.

Doors open at 6:15pm, class begins promptly at 6:30pm and runs until approximately 8:30pm. Port Plums 50 Water Street Suites 402 & 403, Newburyport, MA. (P) 978-462-7700

Class Description:

Milk Street travels the world learning how people put dinner on the table for flavorful weeknight meals, and at the center of it all are condiments, spices, oils and vinegars. By helping you create your own powerful pantry, you can literally change your cooking overnight. But it can be daunting to buy jars and bottles of things you are not sure how to use. We're here to demystify our favorite pantry staples from around the world and help you learn to reach for them often and with confidence. We're going to look at the staples that allow us to make Middle Eastern food any night of the week: tahini, pomegranate molasses, za'atar and sumac. In class, you will get to sample several varieties of each and learn to use them in multiple recipes.

Recipes include:

Fatteh - Pita and Chickpea Salad with Yogurt and Mint

Lamb Burgers with Tahini-Yogurt Sauce

Lentils with Chard and Pomegranate Molasses

Turkish Onion and Parsley Salad

Tahini Almond Cookies

Please note: This is not a hands-on class. In this class you will watch and interact as the instructor prepares three dishes using a variety of strategies and techniques. You will sample from generous tasting portions of the demonstrated dishes. 

Food Allergies/Restrictions: Please notify us at least 7 days in advance of the class if any food allergies or restrictions in your party by emailing We will do our best to accommodate when possible. Most classes can be made gluten-free with advance notice.


What are my parking options getting to the event?

We are located in The Tannery Marketplace at 50 Water Street, Newburyport, inside Mill Building #4 which is on the Water Street side of the complex.

Parking lot and street parking is available. When attending a class or event with us, you may park in the 15 minute parking spaces in front of the store for an extended stay.  

Is this a demo or hands-on cooking class?

This is a demonstration-based class. 

Should I eat a snack before class?

We recommend eating something before the class. Generous tasting samples will be provided during the event. 

Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Yes. All students must be 18+ years old. Students 14-17 years old are welcome to participate with an adult guardian or parent. Those under 21 will not be able to participate in the wine tasting portion of our event. 

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

By Phone: 978-462-7700

By Email:

Is my registration/ticket refundable or transferrable?

Yes. Tickets are refundable or transferable to another class up to seven days before an event. Tickets are transferable to another student for the same class at any time. Within seven days of the event, we do not offer refunds or class credits.