Like learning to juggle, learning to cook requires patience, a distraction-free environment, and the ability to handle multiple eggplants at once. Become the ringmaster of your kitchen with today’s Groupon for admission for two or four to a taping of White Jasmine Everyday Cooking. Choose between the following options:
- For $35, you get admission for two (an $80 value).
- For $65, you get admission for four (a $160 value).
Locally-produced cooking show White Jasmine Everyday Cooking airs on TWV Channel 14, starting in September, and follows host Huma Siddiqui, author of Jasmine in Her Hair, as she instructs audiences on preparing piquant repast in half an hour. Inspired by Pakistani fare and the culture’s approach to breaking bread, Siddiqui also explains how to tell the difference between real fruit and plastic fruit, and branches out to explore Italian, Thai, and American recipes. During Sunday-afternoon tapings, special guests from cafés or cheese companies sometimes stop by to chat with Siddiqui, who might be finessing shrimp into a tandoori sizzle or merging nature's candy for a strawberry-banana trifle. Audience members a enjoy a warm, welcoming atmosphere as they sample traditional chai, ask why lentils are always making terrible knock-knock jokes, and taste the food featured on that day’s show. Each attendee heads home with a signed DVD featuring five White Jasmine Everyday Cooking shows.
Dedicated to celebrating family rituals, traditions, and customs in life, White Jasmine dedicates itself to the most popular ritual of all: food. Beyond offering a variety of spices, teas, and flavored gouda cheese in the store, the staff conducts cooking classes in which they impart skills in everything from handling traditional Pakistani woks to converting staples such as rice and bigger rice—also known as potatoes—into gourmet meals. The store's president, Huma Siddiqui, also produces a half-hour cooking show, Everyday Cooking, seen on Madison TVW every Sunday morning.