Online Shakshuka & Hummus Cooking Class With An Israeli Chef 

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In a nutshell...

Shakshuka is a traditional breakfast favourite in the Middle East and has gained popularity around the world. In this live virtual cooking class, chef Atalya Ein Mor – who starred in an episode of Culture Trip’s original series Hungerlust – will share her personal, refined recipe for the dish from her own kitchen in Jerusalem. Not only that, but you’ll also learn how to make fresh hummus – another Middle Eastern classic that’s perfect for (flat)bread-dipping on the side.

Though rooted in North African cuisine, shakshuka has numerous variations and the exact origins of the recipe are disputed; some claim it first appeared in Yemen, while others link it to the Ottoman Empire. Today, it’s one of Israel’s best-loved dishes and is interpreted on brunch menus across the globe.

Translating to “shaken” or “mixed up”, shakshuka is a hearty dish of sliced peppers, onions and gooey eggs cooked in a herby, spiced tomato sauce. It's traditionally served in an iron pan with a side of bread for soaking up the sauce and runny yolks.

Hummus, on the other hand, is a classic dip that most of us will be familiar with – but not necessarily the fresh and supremely creamy version you’ll make with Atalya. Made from mashed chickpeas blended with tahini, lemon juice and garlic, the staple spread was ubiquitous alongside baskets of flatbread in the Middle East long before it reached the supermarket shelves of the US and the UK.

Learn to cook an authentic version of both these dishes from start to finish with a talented Israeli chef. You’ll follow step-by-step instructions, with Atalya as your guide, and before you know it you’ll have whipped up a shakshuka and a side of hummus with just a few simple ingredients. 


  • Discover a recipe for authentic shakshuka and hummus
  • Learn traditional techniques from an experienced Israeli chef
  • A hands-on way to learn more about Israeli food and culture

About the host...

Chef Atalya Ein Mor was born and raised in Jerusalem. She has had a passion for cooking since an early age and now guides culinary tours in the city. She serves traditional Israeli fare from her childhood home, inviting travellers from around the world to taste her delicious dishes, share in her love for food and immerse themselves in Israeli culture.

In the video below – taken from the award-winning Hungerlust series – you can follow Atalya on a tour of the best places to try shakshuka and hummus in Jerusalem, and watch as she prepares a meal for guests in her home...



Essential info...


  • Please note that the start times for this virtual experience are scheduled in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Please be aware and adjust the start time to your time zone if you are not based in a country where GMT is observed.


  • 1.5 hours


  • Online classes are held over Zoom. You will be given the link prior to the class.

Dietary requirements 

  • The dish contains eggs, though since traditionally they are only added at the end of the dish, vegans can opt to leave them out.


What you’ll need...


  • Olive oil 
  • 1 large onion
  • 6 red tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • Ground cumin
  • Paprika
  • Cinnamon
  • Caraway (optional)
  • Allspice (optional)
  • 4 eggs (optional)


  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 500g cooked and drained chickpeas (450g for the hummus paste and 50g for topping)
  • Raw tahini
  • Olive oil
  • Cumin (optional)
  • A lemon
  • Salt
  • Paprika
  • Parsley

Note: A list with the spcecific measurements required for these ingredients and any necessary cooking equipment will be provided ahead of the class.


 What past participants have to say...

"I loved it – it was really fun, Atalya was a great tutor and the food was great too. It felt beautifully international and we could ask questions where necessary. It was also a fun thing to do with my parents who I haven't seen for so long. After the class we skyped and sat down to eat the same food together. That was really special – we were all hyped. I enjoyed hearing Atalya's stories too!" – Melissa Thompson

"It was a great event. I really enjoyed the whole interactive experience. Atalya was really lovely and passionate about cooking and her country, which really helped set the scene for the cooking. It was easy to follow along and the food was very tasty. I would definitely recommend this experience!" – Nerissa Tong

"I liked that Atalya showed us where she lived and around her house, along with the history of how she started as a chef. This made the experience feel truly global and like we had travelled somewhere. It was easy to follow along and the food was delicious!" – Anna Lucking


Please note: one ticket entitles one person to join the class. If you'd like to join the class as a couple or group then you will need to purchase the equivalent number of tickets.

If you want to amend or cancel your booking please contact and provide your Culture Trip booking reference to enable our team to assist you as quickly as possible. 

Thanks for your cooperation.

This booking is made on Culture Trip’s Terms & Conditions but please note the contract for the purchase of the experience is between you and the local host as per Atalya terms below: 


These are the terms and conditions on which we, ATALYA, EIN KAREM 9 JERUSALEM, 32570566 supply the experience(s) to you. Please read these terms carefully before you purchase the experience. You can contact us by emailing us at or phoning us at +972524755167.


1.1 Please carefully review the description of the experience before you book to ensure you meet any requirements. If you do not meet any specified requirements, such as minimum age, we shall be entitled to refuse your access to the experience.

1.2 The price for the experience is included in the booking process and is inclusive of VAT. Any other costs incurred by you in attending the experience shall be solely borne by you.

1.3 These terms apply from the time you make your booking until (and including) the date you attend the experience.

1.4 Purchase of a ticket means you consent to filming, photography and sound recording which may include you as a participant, unless expressly stated otherwise.



2.1 Once purchased, tickets cannot be exchanged, resold or refunded. OR If you cancel within more than 72 hours time before the experience, you will get a 100% refund. However, if you cancel within less than 72 hours time before the experience, the experience cost is non-refundable.


3.1 We may immediately cancel your right to attend and/or remove you from the experience at any time: (a) if you breach any of these terms (although for non-serious breaches we will first give you the opportunity to put things right); (b) if you breach any applicable laws, rules and regulations; and/or (c) you misuse or abuse the services provided at the experience, including by behaving in an offensive or disorderly manner.


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4.2  We accept no responsibility for any of your personal property brought to the experience.


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