Date: Monday, December 5
Cost: $45 (includes food and wine)
Chitra is excited to teach South Indian not only because it’s delicious but because there are few classes offered on it and many of the dishes she loves and grew up on are not found in restaurants. South Indian is known for inventive vegetarian cuisine that is light, fresh and spicy – lots of fresh veggies, lemon, coconut and fried spices. The menu is made up of family recipes passed down to Chitra from her mother who grew up Bangalore. The plan is to cook together and then feast and drink wine:) Should be a blast! She hopes you will come away with some new techniques to apply in the kitchen and new recipes to add to your home cooking repertoire.
Chitra writes the food blog, The ABCD’s of Cooking, which chronicles her adventures cooking American Born Confused Desi recipes. She was taught most everything she knows in the kitchen from her South Indian mother and North Indian father who both love to cook. In addition to vegetarian recipes passed down from her family, Chitra shares her original creations based on Indian cooking techniques that are influenced by local ingredients she has on hand, foods she grew up eating in the US and her travels abroad.
When she is not recipe blogging, Chitra can be found hosting her online cooking show and a supper club featuring Indian-inspired cuisine. She also teaches cooking classes from her tiny kitchen and sells Indian street foods (sometimes yummy Indian tacos!) at events and artisanal markets in Brooklyn. Her cooking has appeared in the New York Times Dining Journal. Recently, she co-chaired a core conversation at SXSW Interactive on the intersection of food and technology entitled “How Technology is Revolutionizing the Way We Eat.” Chitra has studied nutrition and cooking techniques at the Natural Gourmet Institute.
If you have any questions for Chitra, email her at email@example.com.