Vegan Mediterranean dishes prepared in a class at Olive Leaf on Lamma Island in Hong Kong. Chef and instructor Ayelet Idan aims to promote the therapeutic benefits of cooking. Photo Kylie Knott
Vegan Mediterranean dishes prepared in a class at Olive Leaf on Lamma Island in Hong Kong. Chef and instructor Ayelet Idan aims to promote the therapeutic benefits of cooking. Photo Kylie Knott

Vegan Mediterranean cooking class in an idyllic Hong Kong village feels like therapy – think roast aubergine, date cookies, a Jewish brioche

  • Ayelet Idan runs Olive Leaf culinary school from her home on Lamma Island, where she teaches how to cook vegan Mediterranean food in a picturesque setting
  • Whether she’s making a Jewish brioche, date-filled cookies or roast aubergine with zhug, a herby dip, Idan is a believer in the therapeutic benefits of cooking

Vegan Mediterranean dishes prepared in a class at Olive Leaf on Lamma Island in Hong Kong. Chef and instructor Ayelet Idan aims to promote the therapeutic benefits of cooking. Photo Kylie Knott
Vegan Mediterranean dishes prepared in a class at Olive Leaf on Lamma Island in Hong Kong. Chef and instructor Ayelet Idan aims to promote the therapeutic benefits of cooking. Photo Kylie Knott
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