When it comes to Shabbat dinner, we’re always looking to fill our tables with comforting and cozy dishes. Alongside familiar staples, we love to include different food traditions as part of our Shabbat dinners. With that spirit in mind, we’re hosting a virtual cooking class alongside Tannaz Sassooni, who will teach us to make the ultimate Iranian Jewish Shabbat dinner: gondi nokhodchi (chickpea and chicken meatballs). Tannaz Sassooni was born in Tehran to a Jewish family and is a Los Angeles-based food writer, whose credits include Lucky Peach, Thrillist, The Mash-Up Americans, and Shofar. Tannaz’s interests include exploring the global culinary landscape and interviewing Iranian mothers and grandmothers for her upcoming regional Iranian Jewish cookbook. Tannaz will be sharing her family’s recipe for gondi nokhodchi (chickpea and chicken dumplings), which are flavoured with cardamom and turmeric, and served with chicken broth, tahdig, and sabzi khordan (a platter of fresh herbs, scallions, and radishes). Join us and Tannaz Sassooni on Sunday, November 22nd from 3 - 4:15pm EST on Zoom. To access the Zoom link, please RSVP using the Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/virtual-iranian-jewish-cooking-class-tickets-128804564921 The event is pay-what-you-can, with a suggested amount of $18, and once you sign up, you'll be sent the link to access the virtual workshop. The list of the ingredients you’ll need to cook along with us will be sent out the week of the workshop.