Home Cooking Series – Bengali cuisine

group 4One of the features of our programme is to bring the best home cooks to you. Another passion of ours is to dissect International Regional Cookery so we bring a more authentic food and and a deeper understanding of Asian and Eastern Cookery .

It has always bothered us at Kitchen School that we call Eastern/Asian Food РIndian. In reality Asian cuisine is as complex as European cookery. You would not call French, Italian and British Cookery РWestern or European Food. Although there are some basic similarities, based upon climate, availability of ingredients, heritage and cooking methods, British food, for example, is nothing like Italian food. The same can be said of Indian Food.

bengali2We start our Home Cooking Series with a day of Bengali Cookery. Mithu Ghosh born in Kolkata (now living in London) will be demonstrating her native food of West Bengal and we will make some curries and street food with her. (She also happens to be Kitchen Director Jayne’s Sister-in-Law).

Mithu is an amazing cook, taught by her mother, with recipes handed down from generations. She will explain the difference between Bengali food and Bangladeshi curries (a neighbouring province) and other South Indian cookery. She will tell you the story of Calcutta / Kolkata and the food of that famous city.

A menu will follow, but please read Mithu’s fascinating post on Bengali Cookery. Her passion for home cooking and Bengali food is now here for us all to enjoy.


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Date(s) - 21/06/2014
6:45 pm - 10:00 pm


Bookings are closed for this event.