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.
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."
Thursday (6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.)
Friday (6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.)
Saturday (noon–2 p.m.)
December 7 | December 14
Sunday (noon–2 p.m.)
Where You'll Meet
The event will be held at a Gaithersburg residence. The exact address will be shared after purchase.