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Pakhuis de Zwijger and the Hummus Academy proudly present an evening with awarded chef Sami Tamimi.

Welcome to a special opportunity with chef Sami Tamimi, co-partner of Ottolenghi. The Tamimi-Ottolenghi brand is that of fresh contemporary dishes with roots in the Palestinian cuisine. Chef Tamimi will be flying in from London, offering a cooking demo. Tamimi will prepare and elaborate on the dish that is at the heart of the Palestinian heritage: the iconic Hummus. The chef will then be open for questions in a Q&A.

Your experience includes:

  • A cooking demo and Q&A with Tamimi with talks by global experts:
  • What is The Hummus Academy?
  • Can Hummus be claimed?
  • The 13,000-year history of Hummus

A five course vegetarian Palestinian Dinner inspired by chef Tamimi.The evening offers a pop-up ethical Souq of related products.

Sami Tamimi and Yotam Ottolenghi are co-partners of restaurants and co-author chefs of Jerusalem and Ottolenghi: The Cookbook. His latest book Falastin (co-authored with T. Wigley and in bookstores in Dutch) is a love letter to Palestine where Tamimi retraces the lineage and evolution of his country’s cuisine. Falastin covers the territory between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River. The Tamimi & Ottolenghi books have sold over a million copies in the Netherlands alone.

“The Palestinian cuisine is probably my favorite cuisine” – Yotam Ottolenghi


18:00-19:00 Pop-Up Ethical Souq

18:45 Prosecco and juice

19:00 Opening Pakhuis de Zwijger, Hester Tiggeloven

Cucumber and Tahini chilled soup,

Qdameh, roasted chickpeas

19:05 Muhammad Badran moderator of the evening, welcome

19:10 Sami Tamimi: the menu of the evening

Zaatar rolls with feta arrive

19:15 Sobhi El Kahtib: What is The Hummus Academy?

19:25 Charles El Hayek, Beirut, Can Hummus be claimed?

19:35 Umayya Abu-Hanna, The history of Hummus

19:40 The Hummus dish and its trimmings and bread arrive

19:50 Chef Sami Tamimi Demo: How to make authentic Hummus

20:15 Rummaniyyeh

20:25 AnneMary Jaraysi, Q&A with chef Tamimi

20:35 Dessert, Ghraybeh shortbread cookies, dates and tea

20:45 Something to take home

20:45 Pop-Up souq, signing books, café PDZ while preparing the Grote Zaal

21:00-22 Dance in the Grote Zaal