Learn how to use and blend Indian and Middle Eastern spices during a hands-on demo and then enjoy a delicious lunch.

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What You'll Do

Complex spice blends define a country's cuisine, and instructor Sandhya Babu hopes to reveal all of their hidden secrets. Sandhya pours you an authentic cup of masala chai tea and demos several dishes that rely heavily on complex spice blends before it's time for you to get hands-on and cook. After you sit down to enjoy your delicious vegetarian creations, Sandhya leaves you with one final bit of inspiration: a sampling of fresh spice blends to use in your own kitchen.

  • Learn About Complex Spice Blends
    Lifelong vegetarian Sandhya teaches you how different spice blends can enhance tea, vegetables, and other food

  • Culinary History Lesson
    Sandhya reveals the history of different spices and their use in global cuisine, giving special attention to their potential health benefits

  • Cook a Vegetarian Meal
    Cook vegetarian dishes and then share your creations during a post-lesson meal

  • Parting Gift
    Leave the lesson with a sampling of different spice blends

Each event is capped at eight participants; each event requires a minimum of four participants in order to take place.


Your Host

Sandhya BabuSandhya Babu
Cooking Instructor

During Sandhya Babu's childhood in India, cooking and sharing a meal brought the family together. As time went on, Sandhya began traveling the world, all the while discovering new recipes and flavors. Today, the lifelong vegetarian teaches cooking full-time, blending her recipes with stories of her heritage and travel—many of which can be found on her blog, "Vegetarianirvana."


Where You'll Meet

The event will be held at a Gaithersburg residence. The exact address will be shared after purchase.


When You'll Meet

Lunch takes place from noon to 2 p.m. on the following dates:

  • Saturday, March 8
  • Saturday, March 15
  • Saturday, March 22
  • Saturday, March 29
  • You must reserve your date here in advance of the event

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    Gaithersburg

    Phelps Street

    Gaithersburg, Maryland 20878

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In a Nutshell

Cooking instructor Sandhya Babu shares the history & health benefits of spices from around the world, which you use to cook a veggie meal

The Fine Print

Expires Mar 29th, 2014. This deal is for the purchase of a ticket. Refundable only on day of purchase. Min. of 4 participants or experience subject to cancellation. No value after experience date & time have passed. Please provide email address at checkout, which SideTour will provide to facilitate redemption. Gratuity included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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