Learn about and taste the spices and cuisine of the northern regions of India and Nepal.
Food can be a gateway into understanding a culture from the inside and breaking down stereotypes. People eat many of the same ingredients - eggs for instance - but they prep them differently.
Instructor Nadja Peschke will give you just a taste of her travels - India, Nepal, Norway, Germany, France, Italy, Spain - and the recipes she has collected. Her German heritage has "always lended an open-minded sense of food preparation and tastes."
You will learn the spices of the various northern regions of India to the extent that Nadja understands them applied in curries, eggs, and accompanied by basic flatbreads. You'll get a taste of Nepal and the fusion cuisine offered there. The momos class (day four) will include learning an intermediate technique with the dumpling wrapping.
You may register your youth for an optional supervised lunch hour from 12-1 pm for the duration of this class.
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Nadja Peschke comes from the Boston, Mass., area and holds a bachelor's degree in studio art from Principia College in Elsah, Ill. This past year Nadja spent four months in the Arctic Circle in northern Norway where she worked on an organic strawberry farm and was the head of farm operations. She also enjoyed creating meals and baking her signature sourdough bread for her fellow volunteers. In the summer of 2021, Nadja interned with a family-owned, farm-to-doorstep delivery service in western Massachusetts. Her’s senior capstone project focused on the importance of local food systems represented at home and in our kitchens in a multimedia installation. You can find Nadja’s current work on nadjapeschke.com or her Instagram @thewinterlilac.