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A Passion for Spices, A Passion for Life

Passion for Spices a Passion for Life
Date: Sunday, September 22, 2013    Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tickets: $45.00
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A bit of interesting culinary history: In the middle of the third century BC, Alexander the Great invaded India. As a consequence, the Greeks (and the rest of Mediterranean Europe shortly afterwards) became acquainted with the great spices of India. For centuries thereafter, the 'Spice Road' became the major trading route between East and West and Indian spices became an integral part of the world's cuisine from Spain to China, and eventually to the New World as well. Pepper, saffron, mint, cinnamon, coriander, cardamom, cilantro, jasmine and so many other herbs and spices vital to many of the world’s cuisines originally came from India.

In this Chef's demonstration, culinary author May Fridel shares her passion for both the creative use of Indian spices as well as healthy cuisine in what promises to be a deliciously entertaining and educational event. May will be joined by Chef Hemant Mathur, a well-known Tandoori Master noted for his innovative cuisine at Tamarind, Diwan Grill, Amma, Devi (America’s first Michelin-starred Indian restaurant in 2007) and Tulsi.

Of course, great food needs to be paired with great wines. May and Chef Mathur will be accompanied by Sam Bhatia, president of Sufi Wines, who will be on hand to give suggestions on pairing Indian cuisine with wine and will lead a tasting of wine specifically chosen to enhance Chef Mathur’s creations.

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