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Learn to make Falafel in a private online class!

5.0 (16 Reviews)
Approximately 1 hours
English, French or Arabic

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Your host Tania
Tania is an agronomist and food safety specialist who loves singing, playing the piano, and traveling. Her parents may also be part of your Traveling Spoon experience and will help with the cooking and hosting. Her father is a former butcher and is very serious about his meats! Now he is retired and grows fruits and vegetables in their family garden on the outskirts of Beirut. He also enjoys making his own arak (the Lebanese national alcoholic drink made from grapes and anise seeds). Most of the produce for the home comes from the garden and is local, fresh and organic. Tania’s mother is a home cook who has been cooking traditional meals for the family all her life using family recipes. They are a family who enjoys gardening, talking about food, cooking and eating together. Enjoy learning to make traditional falafel and tarator dipping sauce during this interactive, online class that gives you a glimpse into Lebanese food and culture.

  • Learn to make traditional Middle Eastern falafel with pita bread and tarator dipping sauce
  • Private, one-on-one online instruction with a Beirut resident
  • Scheduled mutually at your convenience (host lives in Beirut, Lebanon (GMT+3))
  • Customization available for dietary restrictions or preferences
  • Recipes and ingredients list will be emailed in advance of class
  • Travel from your own home and learn Lebanese culinary traditions!
What will you cook together
  • Falafel, deep-fried seasoned chickpea balls wrapped in pita taboon
  • Tarator, tahini dipping sauce
See Full Ingredient List
  • 1 cup dry peeled and split fava beans (soaked overnight)
  • 1 cup dry chickpeas (soaked overnight)
  • 2 tsp ground dry coriander
  • 5 whole cloves garlic
  • 1/2 tsp ground white pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Bicarbonates or baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • Oil for frying
  • 4 pita breads
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • 4-5 leaves lettuce, crisp romaine or green leaf (optional)
  • 2-3 red radishes, sliced (optional)
  • 4 tbsp tahini
  • 1 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • Salt to taste


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Online Class Reviews
5.0 (16 Reviews)
Colleen 18 May 2021
"Tania was a perfect host and made us feel like we were part of her family. The recipes were simple and the culture really shined through. I’m so glad to have made this friendship"
Jenna and Randy 26 March 2021
"Tania and her mom Joy are wonderful together and as hosts. The recipes we used were great and the falafel was very tasty. Tania is funny, warm hearted and talented. Looking forward to another class in the future"
Greg 29 March 2021
"Our cooking experience with Tania and her family was great. She walked us through the process of making hummus, tabouleh and baba ghanouj with the right amount of direction, guidance, culture and fun. The food turned out delicious. I hope they offer more Lebanese dishes in the future!"
Jenna and Randy 26 March 2021
"Tania and her mom Joy are wonderful together and as hosts. The recipes we used were great and the falafel was very tasty. Tania is funny, warm hearted and talented. Looking forward to another class in the future"
Michael 22 March 2021
"Tania is a fantastic online teacher, patient and making sure that we could follow along. It is so much better than just working from a recipe to be able to cook simultaneously with the chef and get feedback and suggestions."
Gail 28 February 2021
"Tania was quite personable and easy to follow. The recipes were simple and very good, so we will definitely make them, again, on our own."
Dean 22 February 2021
"My wife & I took Tania’s class on how to make falafel & tarator sauce. We had a wonderful time - Tania and her mother were warm, informative, and funny. The end result was delicious and we enjoyed every moment of our experience. We would highly recommend this class!"
Erin 15 January 2021
"Tania (and her mom!) was such a sweet hostess! You could tell it was just as important to her that we understand her culture, as it was that we understand her food (which was so yummy!) We had such a wonderful time with her and can't wait to take her falafel class next!"
Amy 10 January 2021
"This was great way for 15 of us in 7 different bubbles, 2 countries, 3 time zones to interact and share an experience. Not everyone had the same skill level in terms of cooking, so the results varied but we all had fun and a delicious product at the end. Tania ( the culinary guide) and her mom ( the actual cook) were a team. It was a perfect way to engage with loved ones during this pandemic."
Aliya 16 November 2020
"Making a 30th birthday feel fun and festive during the pandemic is quite a feat, but Tania succeeded! She thoughtfully added a traditional Lebanese cake to the menu and had a candle on hand as we sang happy birthday. Tania lead our group of seven (in three time zones!) through three delicious Lebanese dishes- sharing her mom’s secret spice mixture and techniques to perfect our cutting! She mixed her experience and knowledge with humor to create an enjoyable afternoon for all. Tania is funny, witty and patient. She did an excellent job of keeping the spirit light while ensuring everyone was keeping up. Tania was quick to respond to inquiries about logistics and substitutions. Thank you Tania for a fantastic day!"
Susan 12 October 2020
"Tania was a wonderful host. It was so pleasant to be with her and we learned a lot from her and her mother. The falafel was terrific. We all LOVED it. We will be back for the meze class."
Shahanah Whitfield 11 September 2020
"We really enjoyed cooking with Tania. She is very lively, excited to teach and lovely to talk with. We highly recommend taking a class with her if you love travel, love food and love learning about other cultures."
Lisa DiGreg 18 August 2020
" Traveling Spoon cooking class it was fun and easy! Lebanese food is one of our favorites and it was so cool to learn from Tania and her mother the proper and traditional way to do it, plus some helpful kitchen tips along the way!"
Jill Morris 25 May 2020
"Tania is a wonderful, warm, friendly host. I took the class with my two adult daughters. We found the class fun and very informative. Highly recommend as a family activity."
Heather Patton 19 May 2020
"Our Lebanese Mezze course with Tania and her mother taught us so many new things (like the perfect ratio of spices for the tabbouleh)! We loved the flavor of our homemade mezze, and all three recipes were simple and straightforward to prepare with Tania and her mother guiding us step by step. Tania also gave us her best tips for the presentation of each dish. And my youngest son got to be the "artist," following Tania's instructions for decorating our full bowls with paprika and fresh herbs. We would love to learn more recipes from Tania!"
Heaven Crawley 17 May 2020
"I throughly enjoyed my cooking class with Tania and her mother. The recipes were simple but delicious with hints and tips that made the flavours and look of the dishes very authentic. And it was great to chat too!"
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$40 initial guest
+ $20 each additional screen (max 9)
  • Submit your request and payment and receive confirmation details and recipe (typically within 48 hours)
  • Meet your host online at your agreed time for your private cooking lesson!
  • Free cancellation up to 48 hours before event