Updated: Sep 25, 2020
Not sure what to cook tonight? Free to Feed's popular cooking events have gone online! Choosing your own Persian cooking adventure to experience in your home, be guided by one of Free to Feed's most popular instructors, Mahshid Babzartabi.
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All Together Now's at-home cooking experience immerses you in aromatic spices like vibrant saffron, alongside bright and colourful specialty ingredients like rose petals and barberries. Their feasting menu includes Persian favourites like babaganoush and baklava, paired with Mahshid's delightful personality. Whether it's your first time cooking Persian food, Mahshid's recipes are family-friendly and with small adaptations can be made to suit vegetarian, vegan GF or FODMAP dietary requirements, this unique experience is for all to enjoy.
A home cooking experience like no other, All Together Now is a journey into the kitchens of new cultures, exploring intimate stories and hand-picked recipes. Delicate and complex flavours Persian cooking is something everyone can enjoy and build into their cooking repertoire, all you need is a great teacher, look no further then Mahshid.
With a passion for cooking, Mahshid is a living advocate for Iranian culture, connecting people and healing through food. Mahshid came to Australia, after leaving Iran and seeking asylum in 2013.
"I didn't feel safe as a person, and not free as a woman, and not valued as a human being"
- Mahshid Babzartabi, Free to Feed Cooking Instructor
Free to Feed has been assisting people seeking asylum since it was founded in 2015, helping people into meaningful employment opportunities providing a nurturing and empowering work environment, and building strong and supportive communities.
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"Since 2016 we've provided 20,000 hours of paid training, ran over 1200 life-changing events and distributed over $500,000 in employment wages to people seeking asylum and refugees."
- Free To Feed
Adapting to the new working conditions under the pandemic, Free to Feed has not only branched into the digital space with their All Together Now classes, but are serving delicious feast options to surrounding suburbs through their BRAVE MEALS program. Just think, you could have a traditional mezze grazing box, with delights like house-made focaccia, Persian saffron & goats cheese arancini, pickled seasonal vegetables & marinated olives delivered straight to your door.
With the added delight of knowing your purchase supports the incredible kitchen & participant team at Free to Feed, sustain meaningful employment during these uncertain times.
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