Creating a meal from scratch is both challenging and delicious, much like playing “Stairway to Heaven” on a clarinet made out of a candy cane. Master meal melding with today’s Groupon for tickets to a taping of White Jasmine Everyday Cooking. The show is taped at Allen Kitchen & Bath; click here to see the taping schedule. Choose between the following options:
- For $20, you get one ticket to a taping (a $45 value).
- For $35, you get two tickets to a taping (a $80 value).<p>
The owner of White Jasmine and the host of the local TV show White Jasmine Everyday Cooking, Huma Siddiqui, makes culinary invention accessible to anyone by demonstrating how to prepare flavorful, internationally inspired dishes in less than 30 minutes. During segments, Chef Siddiqui eschews the popular TV method of using pre-prepared ingredients and Rocky-inspired montages, instead showing each cooking step in real time. In recent segments, she has taught viewers to craft entrees such as traditional layered pulao, her own blend of chili, and zesty pineapple salsa. After the show, audiences disperse to mingle with the host as they sample the show’s dishes, sip on libations from a local beer-and-wine company, and hand-feed television cameras in their natural habitat. Each audience member will also receive an autographed copy of a White Jasmine Everyday Cooking DVD, which includes five episodes’ worth of recipes.
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.