A Great Day for the Spice Girls

Baklavas, oozing syrup-drenched pistachios, filled a dozen baking trays at the end of a sumptuous Lebanese Cookery Workshop with Basma Ashworth in Marazion last week.

The kitchen of the community centre wafted mouthwatering aromas as cook extraordinaire, artist and scientist Basma demonstrated her mama’s favourite dishes including stuffed chickens, vegetables and vine leaves with savoury rice, using an exotic blend of Middle Eastern spices.

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All 12 members got stuck in, preparing their lunch as well as dishes to take home, while discussing the ISIS and ISIL crisis in Basma’s homeland, as well as her family traditions. In the afternoon, the focus was on sweet treats – and tastings. In the next room to the group’s cooking extravaganza a slimming club was meeting … and during the day quite a few envious faces appeared at the door!

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