The kitchen is statistically the most dangerous room in a home because it contains the highest concentration of knives, open flames, and pots full of semi-living lobsters. Learn to navigate this danger zone with today's Groupon: for $35, you get two tickets to a taping of White Jasmine Everyday Cooking (a $50 value) at Allen Kitchen and Bath in Madison, plus two signed DVDs (a $30 value).
Now in its sixth season on WKOW 27, the locally produced White Jasmine Everyday Cooking satiates the epicurious with weekly segments highlighting how to make inventive eats. Host Huma Siddiqui pink slips bland pork chops and fruit freezes Jello molds before calling the army of untouched spices from the furthest reaches of cupboards to duty. Recently alchemized episodes have treated viewers to recipes for flavor-heaped dishes such as Nutella bread with walnuts, tandoori meatballs, and exotic couscous with garbanzo beans. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet the host, ask culinary questions, sample the food prepared on that day’s show, participate in a wine-and-beer tasting with a local purveyor, and find out if on-set kitchen pantries actually contain any food.
Each audience apprentice will receive an autographed copy of the White Jasmine Everyday Cooking DVD, packed with five episodes' worth of recipes and good for slicing pizza dough in a pinch. The show gives 10% of revenue to Community Shares of Wisconsin, an organization that supports social, economic, and environmental problems in the region through a network of nonprofits and donors. Check the taping schedule for times.
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.