Cooking Class Series – India
June 2017 - – Asia Society Korea, in partnership with Lotte Shopping’s Culture Center and the Indian Culture Centre, held the third class of its international cooking series on June 13 at Lotte Culture Center’s Jamsil branch. As there has been a lot of recent interest in Indian cuisine, twenty people were invited to take part in the sold-out event with chef Deepali Praveen teaching the participants how to cook palak paneer and naan. Praveen has won many culinary awards and has also appeared in many cooking demonstrations including at the 2012 Asia Food Expo and the 2013 World Food Expo.
The Indian Culture Centre prepared all the ingredients and participants cooked following instruction from the chef. Explanations were accompanied by personal stories and experiences related to Indian culture and cuisine, helping engage students and deepen their understanding of the recipes. As with previous classes, the participants enjoyed the food so much that they took the leftover palak paneer home with them. Chef Praveen is currently cooking at the J.W. Marriott Dongdaemun and previously worked at the Dusit Thani in Manila.