The Art of Indian Cookery – An Introduction to Spices

  • Fri Mar 4 2016 - Fri Mar 4 2016 10:00 AM - 04:00 PM

This March, local cookery teacher and chef, Bini Ludlow will be sharing her extensive knowledge of Indian spices and flavour combinations in a traditional Indian cooking class. The session will start with an introduction into Bini’s own heritage, cultural background and personal journey of India, followed by a spice tasting and discussion into how to create and develop your own authentic dishes. The group will then try their hands at a selection of Indian staples, such as how to cook the perfect rice, cucumber raita and crunchy Asian salad, vegetable curry and homemade chapattis from scratch. Come and experience a lesson to give you confidence to cook flavourful Indian food in your own kitchen, learn new techniques to develop richer, more intense, aromatic and spicy flavours. Cooks will need to bring the following items with them on the day: 1 saucepan with a lid – approx 20cm and non-stick is best 4 Tupperware dishes Cling film to wrap up any cooked chapattis Box lined with tea towels Knife (if you prefer using your own) Chopping board – wooden is best Rolling pin About Bini Ludlow Binixa (Bini) Ludlow lives in Clapton, Midsomer Norton in Somerset, having originally grown up in Bradford and travelled extensively throughout India to broaden her cooking remit and get back in touch with her family’s roots. Bini cooks and teaches authentic Indian cuisine, having learnt her skills and knowledge about spices from her mother and her extended family, many of whom still live in the Gujarat region of Western India. Sweet Cumin, Bini’s hugely popular cookery school, was listed in the Guardian’s top cookery classes in the UK last year and she has since received five Great Taste Awards for her Indian ready meals. She was a contestant and contributor on BBC 2’s ‘Alex Polizzi Chefs on Trial 2015’ and ‘Harvest 2015 – South West – How Spices and Cider work in harmony together’ in 2015. Tickets are £90 per person, including lunch at the Roth Bar & Grill and a recipe pack from Bini to take home.

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