One of our favorite travel activities is taking cooking classes, and our absolute favorite place to take them is Cookshop in Vancouver. On Tuesday night, we took a wonderful hands-on class and made a fabulous East Indian dinner.
Ray and I love Indian food, but we don't have many opportunities to eat it, since Bakersfield has only 2 or 3 Indian restaurants, and a very small Indian population. We were very excited about a full evening of Indian cooking, and were very pleased with the results.
Here's the class description:
This evening Chef Gurpreet has designed a new menu featuring flavorful dishes from one of the world's most varied cuisines. Learn about traditional East Indian spices and how to combine a variety of typical ingredients to make flavourful sauces for great results. Enjoy as you prepare:
Our Tuesday night class with Chef Gurpreet combined demonstration with hands-on practice, and the ten students -- divided into two groups -- did all of the prep and cooking for all six dishes. We had a great time, and the food was delicious. There was a liquor store right next door to Cookshop, and when it was time to eat, several people -- including Ray -- went next door and bought some icy cold beer to complement the spicy food.
Here are pictures of what we cooked, along with the final presentation. There's no picture of the fried fish, as we cooked it first and ate it as an appetizer while cooking the rest of the food.
Now that we've had a little practice, plus a lot of inspiration, I'm sure that Ray will be adding one or two Indian dinners each month to his ever-growing repetoire. He definitely rocks!
my husband rocks!
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