Today we literally rolled into the curry spices. Chef Reza Mahammad was our guest on Girls do Coffee this morning. The two hour slot made us feel as if we were bathing in a sunny bowl of naked enthusiasm laced with in depth knowledge.
Reza shared his story, recipes and historical facts about the spices we all know and love. Did you know that the Portugese brought chillies and pineapple to India via their colonial links. Peppercorns were used as a bargaining tool with the Stock Exchange in Kerala and that making a meal and using spices is akin to alchemy? Cumin, pepper, ginger to name a few are important for your health with cardamon historically being referred to as Queen Kardamon alongside her robust King Pepper. This morning was merely the first of the ‘amuse bouches’ from the menu that sits on the table of tantalizing delights aka known as Chef Reza and we look forward to many more such moments.
Meanwhile should you wish to enjoy Reza’s culinary skills alongside an extraordinary musical delight to his narration in the form of an opera check out the dates 4/5/6 August 2017 at Facebook Chez Cartier – Cosi fan Tutte on the lawn at Condéon Charente 16360.
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