Diving into Devon: Indian & Pakistani Culinary Tour
Food & Drink
Have you ever considered travelling to another part of the world to explore and learn about another culture through food? If so, you’re in luck! This class will whisk you to the sights, smells and tastes of Indian and Pakistani cuisine in the colorful neighborhood known as the Devon Corridor. You’ll learn about exotic ingredients commonly used in Indian and Pakistani cooking, find out where to shop like the locals and of course, indulge in a buffet of Indian and Pakistani eats.
On this 2 1/2 hour tour, we will get a taste of popular Indian and Pakistani fare from authentic Masala Chai tea, flaky samosa snacks, Pakistani BBQ and we'll also satisfy our sweet tooth with some traditional Indian sweets.
There will also be stops at local shops to take a peek into Indian attire and their meanings, we will browse through an Indian market to discover Indian pantry essentials. You'll also learn about the history of spices, the regional variations of Indian cuisine, how important vegetarianism is to the culture and gain some ideas in creating some Indian dishes in your own kitchen.
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Joelen Tan is a Chicago area private caterer and former restaurant chef behind the 'What's Cookin, Chicago?' website. Joelen has been recognized in both local and national media and has worked with celebrity chefs including Rick Bayless, Spike Mendelsohn, and Marcela Valladolid. Since 2007, she has been teaching culinary classes, hosting culinary events in Chicagoland and does recipe development work with major food brands including Sara Lee, Pepperidge Farms, Campbell's, Kraft, Frito Lay and Starbucks to name a few.