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Callanwolde Fine Arts Center


COOK 01 - *NEW!* Spices of India: Online Cooking Class


with Shelley Chinnan

Calendar Oct 6, 2020 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this 4 week online course, come learn about Indian cuisine! I am a first generation Indian American, and I grew up in a home filled with traditional Indian spices and flavors. In this course, I will share techniques, history, and culture about the meals I grew up enjoying and continue to cook and entertain with. Just a few of the topics we will cover include The Essential Indian spice cabinet; identifying and cooking different lentils (including the quintessential daal tadka) ; how to make the perfect paneer tikka masala (can be adapted to chicken); how to read a menu at an Indian restaurant... and more! Students can cook along with me as I can demonstrate, or you are welcome to watch and take notes and cook later. All skill levels are welcome. Dishes are geared towards beginners as well as students who are comfortable with different cooking techniques. Meals can easily be adapted to different diets like vegan, vegetarian, GF etc. (Instant Pot or Pressure cooker is recommended but not required.)

About the Instructor: I am a first generation Indian American (both of my parents came from India in the 60's and 70's to study here while my brother and I were born here) and a native-born Atlantan.  I'm an artist and an educator myself. I have been cooking for about 15 years now, and over the years have been teaching cooking formally and informally.  Some years ago, when I was facing some serious health issues, I taught myself about nutrition; I also taught myself new cooking skills, and healed myself by overhauling my diet and learning about healthy eating.  The food I cook daily at home is balanced, nutrition-packed, colorful, and depending on who I am feeding, my dishes can vary to accommodate almost all dietary preferences including vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, raw, paleo, sugar-free, nut-free, raw etc.  Of course, I can also cook mainstream dishes including meats casseroles, etc.  I really love to cook :)

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