India & Pakistan: Divided by Borders, United by Taste
Join us on June 14th for “India & Pakistan: Divided by Borders, United by Taste” with Prem Souri Kishore and Farhana Sahibzada!
Existing currently as two countries joined at the hip, India and Pakistan were, until August of 1947, one nation, India. Though politics reshaped the region’s map, core values remain shared between both peoples. Together they are a land of many languages, customs, cuisines and attires all tied up with a common thread of history, culture, tradition and the natural resource of spice—an important asset that kept the area of interest to explorers and invaders for centuries. Prem Kishore (India) and Farhana Sahibzada (Pakistan) team up for an enlightening conversation on the cuisines of the two countries and some of the historical events that shaped them. They discuss bygone similarities and modern differences as we discover what aspects of the food between these countries have remained similar and what areas diverged.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Prem Souri Kishore is originally from South India and has lived in Los Angeles for the past 22 years. She is a food and travel writer, lecturer on India at Pierce Community College, and hosts museum and community events. Her recent book, India: A Culinary Journey (Hippocrene Publishing, New York) was a Gourmand Awards nominee. She also wrote History and Culture of India (Hippocrene Publishing). Both books are in audio form (audible.com) and can be found on Kindle. In India, Prem was a university lecturer and taught English Literature. She trained at the BBC and was a radio producer, editor, and presenter in Dubai. Prem continues as an audio professional in Los Angeles today.
Farhana Sahibzada is originally from Lahore, Pakistan. She is the former chef and owner of Cinnamon STIX, a café and catering business in Woodland Hills, CA. Farhana has been teaching Indian/Pakistani cooking for over 20 years in Southern CA. She has taught cooking classes for Pierce Community College, The Culinary Art College at The Art Institute of California, Los Angeles (where she is a regular visiting guest instructor), Southern California Culinary Institute in South Pasadena and various cooking schools and gourmet food markets. Her cookbook, Flavorful Shortcuts to Indian/Pakistani Cooking was published in 2013.
A reception with themed refreshments will follow the talk at approximately 11:30.
Free and open to the public.