I am preparing for my second cooking class/pop up supper club to support the Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry. The event is being held on September 28th, 2019. The event name is “CookingWithLoveAndSpices For A Cause.“ The feature image shows my new event logo. The center of the logo is a Lotus Mandala in dedication to my mom. My mom’s name was Kamal, which means Lotus flower. The Lotus flower is a symbol of divine beauty, purity, enlightenment and self-regeneration because it raises from the muddy waters unstained. Its unfolding petals suggest the expansion of the soul.
Let me know in the comment section what you think of my logo.
Here is the menu for the September 28th, 2019 cooking class/pop up supper club.
This time I am featuring elegant Indian Cuisine paired with Texan wines from Messina Hof. My husband decided to stick with the Messina Hof wines because they pair well with Indian Food.
I am doing this event on September 28th because September is Hunger Action Month-a month where people all over America stand together with Feeding America and the nationwide network of food banks to fight hunger. It’s a month to take the problem of hunger personally, and then be moved to take action on being an active part of the solution to end hunger in our own communities. My goal for this event is to have fun while working to end hunger in Bastrop County.
My first cooking class/pop supper club in July, was a trial event at home. This event is bigger and will be held at the cooking school house on the ranch. Tickets will be sold on Eventbrite starting on September 6th.
There will be 20 spots open. You can chose to come to the cooking class and/or dinner. Last time, some people only wanted to come to the dinner and that is just fine.
Indian food takes a bit of prep work, so I am doing the event over a two day period. Friday, September 27th will be prep day. We will start prep at 3 pm. Prep is open to cooking class students who would like to help and also learn a few extra cooking tips. We will also have 2 volunteer staff from the Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry to help us. Then on Saturday, September 28th cooking class will be from noon to 4 pm. Cocktails will be served at 6 pm and dinner will be served at 6:30 pm.
I decided to have a two hour break between cooking and cocktails in case anyone wants to take a rest or wants to have time to freshen up before dinner. During my first event, some people requested a break so I am making accommodations for that. In any case, it will give us extra time if we run behind.
Again, the menu is both delicious and gluten free. The appetizer, Aubergine Kachri, is a dish my mom used to make, especially for parties. It is one of my dad’s favorite dishes. The sauce for the dish is made with My Mom’s Yogurt.
There will be a trio of curries to suit different dietary needs. Or you can sample all three if you like.
I am very fortunate to have a local vendor sponsor me this time. The Bastrop Cattle Company produces grass fed, chemical free beef. They have been generous enough to donate the oxtail for the oxtail curry. I have made this for other’s in the past with rave reviews. Oxtail curry is one of my signature dishes, so I was very excited to be able to get such high quality product for my cooking event.
The pilot event in July was very successful and fun. This one will be a bit more work, but I have help from Bastrop County Emergency Food Pantry volunteers. I will let you know how this one goes.
Bye! for now 🙂