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660 Curries/The Gateway to Indian Cooking

Curious about curry? Curry is the backbone of Indian cooking, the glory of Indian cooking. Curry has nothing to do with powder in a can and everything to do with amazing flavors. Join us as author and IACP Cooking Teacher of the Year, Raghavan Iyer, dishes out a presentation about the historical influence of spices during India's 6,000 years existence as a civilization. We will learn how this has shaped our world of curries as we know it today.

Raghavan Iyer is the author of Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking, and The Turmeric Trail: Recipes and Memories from an Indian Childhood. In 2004 he won the International Association of Cooking Professionals Award of Excellence for “Cooking Teacher of the Year.” He has written for numerous publications including Cooking Light, Eating Well and Fine Cooking, and has been interviewed on national and local broadcasts on the art of Indian cooking. He cooks, writes and lives with his family in Minneapolis.


Recorded Saturday, May 24, 2008 at Chicago History Museum.

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