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Tastes of the Mediterranean!

Redwood City, CA , United States
2h
English

About Your Host

Currysutra invites you to join her on a food voyage through the heartlands of India and beyond. She has more than 20 years of experience in Indian cuisine. Her goal and vision are simple; to teach you how to make, eclectic and sustainable vegetarian & vegan (non-veg upon request) recipes effortlessly, packed with robust mouth-watering flavours and spices that have medicinal attributes. Teena's recipes are based on an old-world foundation & traditional Indian culinary style of cooking infused with a modern & health conscious focus on clean, seasonal and healthy ingredients, without sacrificing the flavour one bit. Her cooking classes are a hands-on experience where you can explore and chart new territories with the vast array of Indian curries & spices. Or, if you already know a thing or two, you can hone your skills and share what you learn with family & friends. For the past 10 years, Chef Teena has taught cooking classes at Stanford University, Whole Foods Market, and the San Carlos Adult Community Center, and to a multitude of private individuals and corporate clients in and around the Silicon Valley of Northern California. Some of her clients include Facebook, Google, Box, Intuit and Genentech. She teaches Indian, Italian, Mediterranean, and Asian cuisines. And, most recently (April 2016) she launched a cooking school in the heart of the Peninsula! They specialize in Corporate Team Building events too. Most notably, Teena won the 2014 Live Well Network’s Summer Grilling Competition hosted by Chef Ryan Scott. The star dish that showcased her Indian heritage was a chic-Bollywood Curried Paneer & Veggie Pizza. Specialities include: Indian Curries Vegetarian & Vegan Cooking Eggless baking Indian Fusion Menu planning Recipe creation Party and event staffing Juicing Gluten-free Spice education Pressure Cooking

What we'll do

Did you know that the Mediterranean diet is one of the most popular eating lifestyles today? The cuisine is known for being healthy and simple, yet learning about it involves an incredible amount of depth and knowledge of the ingredients and techniques used to create the food. In this Mediterranean cooking class, Chef Teena will show you how to make a full menu of the most well known Mediterranean dishes. In this hands on cooking experience, you will learn how to make 1) HUMMUS, a chick-pea/garbanzo bean, tahini, garlic, onion and olive oil based dip (Chef Teena actually received an accolade from Chef Ryan Scott of the Food Rush on the Live Well Network for her amazing hummus recipe) 2) TZATZIKI, a greek yogurt, English cucumber, and dill based dip; 3) SPANAKOPITA (phyllo dough pastry), spinach and feta cheese pie 4) LAVASH CHIPS; flatbread tossed in olive oil, seasonings and fresh herbs and lightly baked to a crisp 5) LENTIL SOUP, a combination of red and yellow split lentils seasoned with spices. Come and learn to become an expert in homemade, healthy Mediterranean cooking! Note: Chef Teena offers custom menus and private events.

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