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Spice Demonstration - Learn the Art of Indian Spice Mixes

with Maunika Gowardhan

Thursday 27th
June 24
18:00 - 20:15

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An Indian spice masterclass demonstration where together with Maunika we explore spices used from varied communities across India.

From whole spices to ground varieties, Maunika will be sharing which essential spices to stock up on, how to store them, longevity of whole and powdered spices - and learn how to use them in our recipes we love to create at home. 

How to bring out the most flavour from spices- grinding, roasting and tempering. Plus recipe ideas to use these spices in curries.

What's included:

  • Refreshments on arrival and available throughout the class
  • A recipe pack for you to take home after your class 
  • Tasters of the demonstrated dishes enjoy together as a class accompanied by a glass of wine or soft refreshments
  • 10% discount on purchases made in store on the day of your class, including cookery classes. Excludes books, food, electrical items, gift vouchers and sale items

About Maunika:

Maunika Gowardhan (aka @cookinacurry) is an Indian chef and bestselling author, with a career that stems from her love for authentic flavours, cooking techniques and being able to share a fresh perspective on the cuisine. 

Through her work in food she creates and shares traditional Indian dishes with exciting flavours and ingredients that are reflective of her heritage and upbringing in Mumbai. Her approach to cooking is simple and enticing with the use of earthy spices, fresh herbs & blends that are synonymous with India, based around dishes that are accessible and recipes that are cooked from communities across India; many of which have been part of her own family for generations. 

Maunika is a popular contributor to titles including Good Housekeeping, olive magazine, BBC Food and BBC 1’s Morning Liveand is the contributing editor for Vogue India often writing about the London food scene. Tandoori Home Cooking is her third cookbook; her much-anticipated second book, Thali became a Times bestseller, and followed her internationally loved debut cookbook, Indian Kitchen.

You will be learning in a beautifully designed kitchen which provides a warm welcoming environment that can accommodate everything from group cookery classes to intimate chef’s tables, with the versatility to suit everyone.

Our partners have been chosen with great care, as all our equipment must stand up to the day-to-day rigours of our cookery school – much like a professional kitchen, that you can enjoy using whilst creating your own amazing dishes in class to give you the best possible experience when cooking with us.

Our classes and outstanding range of teachers will help you hone your gastronomic skills, even if you are a complete novice or a dab hand in the kitchen. We love highlighting new upcoming food trends and championing the rising stars within the culinary world.

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Divertimenti does everything it can to reduce the risk of any students consuming an allergen that could cause and allergic reaction.

Please call the school to discuss any severe food allergies prior to booking a class online, we must speak to you before you visit the school if you have a severe allergy or severe dietary intolerance.

We will become as flexible as possible, where we can to remove a specific ingredient from a student’s recipe we will but we are unable to remove that ingredient for every student attending.

We handle all types of ingredients in the kitchen at Divertimenti and we are not able to completely allergen free environment, our kitchen is multi-purpose therefore this makes our kitchen unsuitable for those with life- threatening allergies, in such cases as these we would suggest getting in touch with the team to arrange a private lesson in your own home with one of our chefs. Please contact us for more information

In the unlikely event you are unable to the class you have booked for and need to cancel your booking, for a full refund we will require your cancellation via email no less than 7 days.

Once we have received your cancellation, we will arrange a booking onto an alternative class date or a full refund, sadly we are unable to make changes to bookings or offer a refund with less than 7 days of the date of your class but we are happy to switch the names on the booking so a family member or friend can take the place.

Divertimenti reserves the right to cancel any demonstration or class or substitute another presenter at any time, in the unfortunate event that a ‘Personality’ present or chef cannot attend a session you will be offered the choice of an appropriate alternative or a full refund.

Attendees must be aged over 18 to attend an adult class - we have a list of suitable young adult and teenage classes suitable for under 18’s – they must be accompanied by an adult.

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