A Taste of Palestine with Tamara Tahhan, Sat 17 February

Celebrate the flavours and stories of Palestine using seasonal British produce+BYOB!

Stories On Our Plate (SOOP) warmly invites you to SOOP's monthly food and storytelling series, showcasing this month Anglo-Palestinian cook and teacher Tamara Tahhan of Clapton Kitchen. You will become immersed in the flavours of stories of Tamara's Anglo-Palestinian culinary heritage. Expect an evening of storytelling, interactive materials, and personal scrumptious dishes. You will also hear more about SOOP's work from across the organisation and its approach to food in day-to-day life.

This is a unique menu of Anglo-Palestinian cookery primarily featuring recipes and inspired creations from Tamara's upbringing. Hear personal, quirky stories from Tamara's heritage, hosted at the lovely 119 cafe on Lower Clapton Road, Clapton.

SOOP has partnered with 119 Cafe on Lower Clapton Road in Clapton, East London. As a thriving cafe, 119 offers an intimate yet vibrant feel within a vibrant neighbourhood. This is not a venue to miss out on!

Welcoming, stimulating, interactive, extremely yummy, interesting, warming.

Menu (subject to some changes)


Cauliflower Moutabal – roasted cauliflower and tahini dip, served with marinated mushrooms, toasted walnut crumbs and sage, chilli butter

Allayet Bandora – a spiced tomato and potato mezze, with toasted pine nuts and parsley

Tea smoked beetroot served with minty labneh, sumac, red onions and fennel (dairy free option available)

Malfouf – cabbage stuffed with rice, barberries and fresh herbs. Braised in lemon and garlic sauce


Slow roasted lamb shoulder

Vegetrarian – roasted eggplant, marinated with preserved lemon and spices

Served with

Freekeh Pilaf – freekeh, chickpeas, caramelised leeks and garlic with lamb or vegetable broth, roasted pumpkin, fried almonds, marinated red cabbage and yogurt (dairy free option available)


Palestinian dates stuffed with cardamom cream, pistachio and pomegranate with roasted cinnamon, blood oranges, and a tahini cookie

Who can attend: Anyone
Event Type: Supper Club
Type of Host: I'm a home cook but I've got some serious skills
Date: 17th
Date: February 2018
Dining start time: 7.30pm
Event finish time: 10.00pm
Total event dining size: 32
Other Details:
(BYO) Bring Your Own drinks.
Licensed Venue, drinks available.
Alcohol Free event.
Charity Supported: