Dames Who Read: Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors, by Lizzie Collingwood, serves up a delectable history of Indian cuisine, including the imperial kitchen of the Mughal invader Babur to the smoky cookhouse of the British Raj. In this fascinating volume, Collingham reveals that almost every well-known Indian dish is the product of a long history of invasion and the fusion of food traditions. This rescheduled discussion, led by Sheila Crye, will be held in person at her home, where she’ll be serving a not-too-spicy Indian dinner.
Tuesday, February 20. Dinner starts at 7 p.m. Sheila’s address is 2909 Woodstock Ave., Silver Spring. Please RSVP to Sheila at firstname.lastname@example.org by Sunday, February 16. You can also join us by Zoom if you prefer. The Zoom discussion will begin at 7:30.
Reel Tasty: Aruna & Her Palate (2018) offers an unusual and endearing story of an epidemiologist in Indonesia who turns her nationwide bird flu investigation into a chance to sample local delicacies en route. Three friends–including a chef and a food writer–join her trek. On Netflix. Discussion moderated by Carole Sugarman.
Monday, March 18, 7-8:30 p.m. Zoom link to come.
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