Cooking Classes – 2021

Our cooking classes last for four to five hours. Along with the multi-course meal that we prepare together, I also provide all beverages (including a glass of wine … or two!) and a copy of the recipe. I also have aprons available for the fashionistas and messiest of cooks alike, and am happy to answer any questions you may have about cooking … or anything else for that matter!

Cooking à la Ottolenghi

Sat, September 18th 2021, 10:00-14:00; €108.-

Ottolenghi corn fritters

Like many other creators in the kitchen, I often draw inspiration from experienced chefs and Yotam Ottolenghi is one of my favorites. What could be better than taking the best that cooking culture has to offer and re-imagining it into innovative, new dishes?

On the menu will be:

  • Udon noodles with eggplant, cucumber, walnuts, and dashi;
  • Coconut corn fritters with sesame seeds and a spicy dip;
  • Lamb meatballs with fennel and vermouth;
  • Caramelized bananas with miso.

A Taste of the Middle East

Sat, October 9th 2021, 10:00-14:00; €108.-

Middle Eastern dish

Safaa is from Syria and has been a passionate cook since the days of her youth. She’s currently working on a menu to share with you, so check back for updates!

Real Thai

Sat, October 16th 2021, 10:00-14:00; €108.-

Real Thai cooking class

In January 2020, shortly before the pandemic began, I spent a few weeks in Thailand to visit my old home and take part in a cooking workshop. Luckily, I made it back just before the lock-down started … and suddenly had lots of time to experiment in the kitchen—testing new techniques, adapting old recipes and coming up with new ones.

Here’s what we’ll be making:

  • Tod mun fish patties with spicy cucumber sauce;
  • Thai eggplant with chilies and lime;
  • Pad thai, with shrimp, limes, bean sprouts, peanuts and cilantro;
  • Sticky rice and mango.

Gift Certificates

Looking for a unique – and delicious – gift for a colleague, friend or loved one? A gift certificate from the essküche is more than just a present – it’s a fresh experience in flavor that will warm the belly as well as the heart. And, each certificate comes with a cooking spoon made out of cherry wood*.

*As long as supplies last.