League of Kitchens cooking class
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League of Kitchens cooking class

League of Kitchens cooking class

A meal prepared in Elmira Avetian’s Glendale home illustrates the League of Kitchens’ mission: teaching regional specialties via immigrant cooks from all over the world.

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League of Kitchens cooking class

Elmira Avetian shows students of the League of Kitchens cooking class how to prepare the  ingredients for a Georgian dish right out of her own home.

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League of Kitchens cooking class

Ariel Sophia Bardi takes part in Elmira Avetian’s home-cooking class in Glendale organized by the League of Kitchens.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
League of Kitchens cooking class

A whole baked trout is one of six dishes in  Elmira Avetian’s cooking class organized by the League of Kitchens.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
League of Kitchens cooking class

Elmira Avetian shows students how to prepare fish the Georgian way during a League of Kitchens cooking class in her home.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
League of Kitchens cooking class

Turkish coffee is prepared with Georgian dessert during a cooking class in a Glendale home.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
League of Kitchens cooking class

Students in a League of Kitchens class learn how to make a Georgian dish from start to finish.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
League of Kitchens cooking class

Elmira Avetian, center, explains Georgian cuisine to participants in a home-cooking class  organized by the League Of Kitchens.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
League of Kitchens cooking class

Elmira Avetian’s cooking class includes techniques on chopping vegetables.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
League of Kitchens cooking class

Elmira Avetian reads her students’ future in their coffee grounds.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
League of Kitchens cooking class

Students get their hands dirty at Elmira Avetian’s cooking class in her Glendale home.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
League of Kitchens cooking class

Dessert is on the menu at Elmira Avetian’s home-cooking class.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
League of Kitchens cooking class

A hallmark of the Georgian table, pkhali incorporates a mixture of ground vegetables. Avetian’s version is made from kidney beans with pomegranate seeds sprinkled on top.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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